WATCH: When passerby used a BJJ submission on a Pitbull to rescue a girl

In a world where sports are often seen as mere entertainment, it’s important to remember the potential they have to change lives. BJJ, in particular, has been known to improve the physical and mental well-being of both athletes and fans. But in one recent incident, BJJ literally saved a girl’s life.

The incident was caught on CCTV footage in a residential neighborhood. A girl was walking her small dog when a larger white dog appeared and began attacking her. The girl tried to protect her dog by holding it up, but the attacker went for her ankles, bringing her down to the ground.

The situation quickly escalated, with the dog refusing to let go of the girl’s calf. Luckily, a man nearby saw what was happening and knew exactly what to do. He approached the dog from behind and applied a RNC, a technique commonly used in BJJ and MMA, to force the dog to release its grip.

Although the man held the submission for longer than necessary, causing the dog to pass out, the technique ultimately saved the girl’s life. The dog regained consciousness and ran back home, leaving the girl with minor injuries.

Lessons to Learn From This Incident

This incident highlights the importance of being prepared for unexpected situations, particularly when it comes to encountering aggressive dogs. Below are some key takeaways from this incident:

  • Stay Calm and Think Clearly: The girl and her friend were clearly panicked and unsure of what to do when the dog attacked. In such situations, it’s important to stay calm and assess the situation before taking action.
  • Know How to Handle Aggressive Dogs: If you encounter an aggressive dog, do not try to pull it away or hit it. Instead, try to distract the dog with something it might be interested in, such as a toy or food. If the dog is latching onto you, try to use a technique like the rear naked choke to force it to release.
  • Get Proper Training: Knowing how to handle aggressive dogs requires proper training. Consider taking a self-defense or martial arts class that focuses on dealing with dog attacks.
  • Keep Your Dog Safe: If you have a small dog, keep it close to you and be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking your dog in areas known for aggressive dogs.