If you do jiu-jitsu in the gi, you’re probably well-versed in using clothes as a weapon. While potential attackers outside the gym aren’t likely to be wearing an IBJJF-approved gi, you can still use techniques and concepts learned on the mats to overcome opponents wearing street clothes.
To illustrate this point, Eli Knight has provided this helpful clip on how to use your attacker’s hoodie to your advantage if you ever find yourself in a street fight. Remember that your first option in a real-life altercation should be to deescalate and escape the situation entirely, but if you have no choice but to fight, these tips can be helpful to defend yourself or someone you love. Take a look!