Florida Man on Meth is No Match For Angry Dad on Jiu-Jitsu

D.A.R.E. lied to us about a lot of things, but meth being a really poor life decision wasn’t one of them. Case in point: This guy on meth, who is swiftly handled by a sober dad with significant grappling skills.

Black Belt Christopher Guarino was called on to handle the allegedly drugged-out intruder in his Florida neighborhood after the unidentified assailant reportedly bullied an elderly neighbor and then exposed himself to Guarino’s teenaged daughter. The video, narrated by the daughter, shows Guarino working to deescalate the situation unsuccessfully as he shows his hands and says “I don’t want to fight you” to the amped-up, punch-throwing assailant. When de-escalation doesn’t work, Guarino takes the obviously altered man to the ground, gets into heavy side control, moves into mount…and then doesn’t take it any further. No ground and pound. No violence.

Guarino, a registered nurse and former Gracie Barra instructor, shared the video to his social media as an example of how to show restraint while defending one’s family. Police were called and no unnecessary injuries were sustained:

“You can’t just f*** with people!” Guarino exclaims at the end of the video. And he’s not wrong.

Oss to all involved for handling the Florida Man situation with a shot of compassion.

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Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.


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