Comedian & Blue Belt Russell Peters Used Jiu-Jitsu To Help Stop A Jewelry Thief

Russell Peters is a successful comedian who happens to be a BJJ blue belt. And although he usually keeps his choking and joint locking within the confines of the gym, he revealed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that he also used his jiu-jitsu for a more practical purpose.

In this clip, Peters describes his encounter with a jewelry thief that he helped stop using what he’s learned in jiu-jitsu. Before you start to doubt his story, don’t worry — there’s security camera footage to go along with it. Check it out!

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Averi is the managing editor for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. She's a purple belt under Andre Oliveira of Pura Vida BJJ in Costa Rica and an ambassador for Grapple Apparel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @bjjaveri.
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