Kinda True Jiu-Jitsu News: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Use Against Somali Pirates

by Caleb on May 8, 2009

A dangerous cargo ship hijacking in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates was a complete success today despite a crew member’s attempt to use Brazilian jiu-jitsu to thwart the attack. Gerd Rudolf, a second mate on the captured German vessel and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, learned that jiu-jitsu is not effective in preventing maritime seizures by African pirates with nothing to lose. Speaking from a rusty iron floor in a locked, dimly lit room inside the bowels of the ship, a badly bruised Rudolf offered, “I can tell you from personal experience that you should not attempt to use X-guard against nervous men holding automatic weapons. And the flying triangle? Forget it.” For their part, the pirates have now found Rudolf’s copy of Saulo Ribeiro‘s Jiu-Jitsu University in his cabin and are excited to begin training should they survive negotiations with German authorities.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

aa May 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

where is the true part??

rowdy May 8, 2009 at 8:29 am

that a blue belt can not beat a guy with an AK

Jim May 8, 2009 at 9:33 am

I guess that it really doesn’t work against multiple attackers.

rowdy May 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm

or maybe he shouldn’t have been reading Saulo’s book…….

ok, im totally joking. i own the book as well. (please dont hurt me S. and X.)

brian May 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm

What I find odd is why would they want a ship carrying giant lego bricks. hahahaha

Jim May 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

This is great. Made me smile at work, so thanks for that.

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