A streamer was recently attacked during a live interview but he managed to come out on top by locking up a heel hook on his attacker, holding the position tightly to force the attacker to give up. The altercation occurred when the Kick streamer was conducting an interview with a man and a woman, presumably in a relationship together, and everything seemed to be going pretty normally at first. Then at one point during the interview he puts his arm around the man and refers to the woman’s tattoo as a ‘tramp stamp’. This triggered an immediate reaction from the man, and he launched at the streamer to throw him to the ground.
The woman can be heard pleading with her boyfriend to stop, but he ignores her and stands over the streamer to continue his attack. This is when the streamer’s knowledge of BJJ becomes pretty apparent, as he grabs a hold of his attacker’s leg and starts to lock up a leg entanglement with a hard reap to take him off balance. The attacker does manage to stand back up and land several hard strikes to the streamer’s face, but it isn’t long before the reap sends him off balance again. This time the streamer switches his grip and locks up a heel hook on his attacker, with him rolling to attempt an escape that doesn’t work.
The attacker clearly recognizes that his leg is in danger, as he says “you’re gonna break my f*cking ankle!” and that seems to calm him down a little. He’s still clearly angry but his girlfriend continues to ask him to stop and the streamer apologizes for the comment he made, all while still holding onto his heel. This is where the video cuts off as the tension starts to die down, but this is a fantastic example of two important elements of BJJ. One is that it’s an excellent self-defense tool that can be used to save yourself from grave consequences, and the other is that leg attacks on a standing opponent definitely leave you open to strikes.
The footage of the streamer from The Oside Locos being attacked during a live interview and his the moment when the attacker submits to a heel hook was uploaded to the official Twitter account of The Oside Locos:
@ayyitsmurph gets assaulted, so he defends himself by using a heel hook 🪝 #theosidelocos #osideadventures #osideornoside #oceanside #oside #downtownoceanside #oceansidepier #northcountysandiego #northcounty #sandiegocounty #sandiego #carlsbad #boarcrossn pic.twitter.com/Px68KV1QEk
— The Oside Locos (@theosidelocos) January 19, 2024