Idriz Redzovic is a third degree BJJ black belt and an instructor at Supreme Jiu Jitsu in Chicago, but he was caught a little off-guard recently when he was forced to use his training to restrain a suspect while waiting for police to arrive at the scene of a crime. This is hardly the first time that a BJJ black belt has had to use the skills that he has in order to restrain someone either. The man that he was restrained was alleged to have assaulted a 7-eleven worker before Redzovic was able to intervene and exact events surrounding the beginning of the altercation are unknown as the video starts part-way through.
The footage starts with Redzovic having already subdued the suspect and he is sat on top of him in the mount position, with a giftwrap control. It’s at this point that Redzovic props his camera up and begins recording the altercation advising the suspect that ‘I’m putting you on camera, in case anything happens’. The man begins to ask Redzovic to let him go and allow him to stand up, but appears to potentially be intoxicated and has no memory of swinging for the 7-eleven employee when Redzovic explains this to him. There’s a few minutes of back-and-forth negotiation in the video until the suspect decides that he wants to muscle his way free.
Redzovic continues to control him however and looks almost effortless in doing so. He then warns the suspect that ‘I’m gonna choke you out, and it’s gonna get worse’. The man appears to heed his warning and starts to relax again, only for the police to finally arrive shortly after this and take over the job. Redzovic turns the suspect over to his stomach and passes the control position off to the officers who then use it to restrain the suspect further before putting him in handcuffs and taking statements from the third degree BJJ black belt and other witnesses present.
The footage of third degree BJJ black belt Idriz Redzovic using his skills to restrain a suspect while waiting for police to arrive was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Jiu Jitsu World: