Martial arts can be like any other intensive sport, but they can come in handy at the right time.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Alex Williams can attest to this.
The 16-year-old Englishman recently encountered a bully who bit his ear and threatened to stab him.
Obviously, the bully had no idea who he was dealing with.
– MMA UK 🇬🇧 (@WeAreMMAUK) September 16, 2021
Shortly after the encounter, Williams taught the bully a painful lesson he would likely never forget in his life.
According to a Daily Star report, the entire incident was filmed where an unidentified man was seen screaming and threatening to stab Williams who was sitting on a bench in Guisborough, North Yorkshire.
Williams was then seen throwing the man into the air and knocking him to the ground before throwing him to the ground again while standing.
“As he moved closer to me, I saw an opportunity to defend myself and retaliate, so I grabbed it.
“When the fight or flight starts you have to choose one or the other and I chose to fight back and I was focused.
“Obviously I was worried in case he had a knife on him because he threatened to stab me, but in situations like this it’s about survival and I was luckily ready for him.
“I was in a sitting position and the movement came naturally to me because I pierced it thousands of times in training,” he told Teesside Live.
Williams’ coach also noticed the video and shared it on his Twitter page.
Adult man tried to attack multiple 16-year-old junior world champion in BJF
Alex shows poise, restraint and courage to handle this situation
Introduce your child to martial arts and combat sports, they are unlikely to become the bully due to the humility learned on the mats pic.twitter.com/ydKtX6a8L8
– Alex Enlund (@AlexEnlund) September 14, 2021
While congratulating Williams on his move, Alex Enlund also took the opportunity to urge parents to send their children to martial arts and combat sports sessions.
Who knows, it could one day save lives!