So I mentioned earlier on my Facebook page, a few years ago my instructor called me up and said he needed me to come to his academy to fight, I won’t go into it too much, I’ll post the link to the first part of the story right here. This way you can catch up on the situation, and if you already read part one, we can get right into it. So if you haven’t read part one, hurry and catch up, see you down below for part two, I won’t talk about details on part one right here.
THE BODYBUILDER CHALLENGE
So I get to my instructor’s academy, after the 45 min drive from my place where I was teaching to meet these beef caked, roided out goons he was telling me about. I walk in and he is like, “finally, fuck, what took you so long, Jesus.” Haha, he was always busting my ass, it’s cool, I was pretty used it by now. You see the thing is my instructor had just moved to a new location in the town he was teaching, so one ways he was marketing the new location was to hand out fliers to local businesses and friends. They were posted places; stacks were left at restaurants, etc., that sort of thing. So he told me that, “Yea I was in the grocery story, and they saw my jiu jitsu shirt and just walked up to me with a crinkled up flier and were like is this your school? We want to come and put it to the test.” My instructor was never one to back down from a fight, so he said something like, “yea, come out, your muscles won’t save you on my mats, you’ll be amazed, you’ll be dying when you’re done.” Lol, so he goes onto tell me that these guys were fucking HUGE! So I am like great, you probably pissed them off, and now I am going to have to pick up the pieces, no worries, by this time I had done many a challenge matches.
You see my instructor was hurt, all the good tough guys were deployed, so he called me and my other buddy Mike who was wrestler for the all marine team and super good jiu jitsu guy as well, and he was pretty jacked himself, bigger then me. Turns out there were two bodybuilders coming, my instructor was like “Stevie, you take the smaller one, Mike you fuck up the biggest one.” So that was the plan from our general, “fuck em up.” Soon they walk in, and yea they are significantly bigger then us, huge guys, pretty tall, and heavily muscled, and my instructor sees them and then is like “these are the guys”, haha yea no shit haha. My instructor talks a little more shit to them, and then points to me and Mike, and tells them we are going to take them on.
We head to the back of the mat, and I didn’t know exactly what type of challenge it was going to be, and right away the bodybuilders say, “no punches, just wrestling stuff.” Haha, just wrestling stuff, that’s my speciality. Not soon after we my instructor squares us off, no warm up and tells the muscle fiends to, “just fight for your life, you don’t know anything.” Then we shake hands, and this dude starts to grab me, I shuck him off, feeling how strong he is, and I decide after that, that I probably don’t want this muscle head on top of me trying to squeeze my throat or some shit, so I decided to take the back. He is reaching aimlessly, I circle his wrist with mine on the reach, grab his triceps from underneath with my far arm, and arm drag him just enough to hop on his back Marcelo Garcia style. And from there, he is standing with me on his back, I pressed my heels into his knee sockets to buckle his knees, he dropped, I wrapped both hooks, went around his neck, and sunk the choke, in all of about 10 to 12 seconds from start to finish haha. He was like “fuckkkk”, and just as we finished I looked over to see Mike hoisting the biggest beast over his head for nice Matt Hughes esque double leg take down, and then taking him out with a Kimura soon after.
THE END OF IT
The guys never came back, they were cool after, gave us a lot of respect, we shot the shit for a little bit after class, and then that was that. Just another one of the many challenges that went down at my instructor’s academy, this time it was just “wrestling stuff”, other times it was full on MMA style beat downs. Haha, oh those were the good old days. Hope you enjoyed the story, if you want to learn how to overcome some of the fears I went through that day, read a little more down below, and thanks for listening to part two of the Bodybuilder Challenge.
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PART TWO ,
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