ATLANTA – Police said an intruder into a Midtown Atlanta apartment got quite the surprise when a resident who happened to be trained as a martial arts fighter literally stopped the burglar in her tracks.
“I have a lot of years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience, so it came in handy,” said Sean Cannon, who said he pinned the burglar down for several minutes as police came and arrested the suspect, identified as Brittany Craig.
“One less person on the street doing that stuff is pretty good,” he said.
Cannon was already the victim of one burglary, which he discovered Monday when he came home from vacation and discovered his sunroom and Monroe Drive apartment ransacked. Police said the thief stole multiple tools and his roommate’s gun. Expensive liquor was also stolen. Cannon said his neighbor in the building also discovered his apartment burglarized over the weekend, too.
Here is yet another example of why we preach the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in real self-defense scenarios. When you read Sean Cannon’s explanation of the events on that day, you can almost hear the calm in his voice.
Nice work, Sean! We here at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club salute you!
(To read the full story visit http://www.fox7austin.com/unusual/brazilian-jiu-jitsu-fighter-pins-down-burglar)
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.