(Video) He tried to rob a 72 year old and lived to regret it

In the realm of martial arts and self-defense, few individuals possess the expertise and skill that septuagenarian Edson Franco Penteado holds. He has an 8th-degree black belt (also known as a coral belt) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

A coral belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu represents the second highest rank in the sport and is typically associated with the Ninth-Degree black belt. The coral belt signifies the pinnacle of mastery and is awarded to highly experienced practitioners who have dedicated many years to training and contributing to the sport. It is a rare and prestigious rank, with only a small number of coral belts existing worldwide.

To put things into perspective, there’s a total of 40 red belts that were ever awarded in BJJ.

His remarkable abilities were put to the test when a thief in Rio de Janeiro attempted to rob him some time ago. The robber was swiftly taken down, mounted, and swiftly subdued until the police arrived.

At its core, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that places a significant emphasis on grappling and ground techniques.

The roots of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be traced back to the fundamentals of Kodokan Judo ground fighting, known as ‘newaza’. Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, and Soshihiro Satake were influential figures who imparted their knowledge and techniques to the fundamentals of BJJ.

One of the fundamental principles that sets BJJ apart is its belief in enabling smaller and weaker individuals to successfully defend against larger and stronger assailants.

This is achieved through the meticulous application of proper technique, leverage, and strategic positioning. By utilizing their opponent’s force and momentum against them, BJJ practitioners can neutralize threats and gain control. This ultimately helps in shifting the advantage in their favor.

 While BJJ is easier to practice as you get older, compared to other combat sports it’s not without it’s toll. This makes what Edson Franco Penteado did all the more impressive considering he had quite an age disadvantage in the encounter.