Tuesday, January 06, 2009

9-Year Old Boy Puts Jujitsu Hold On Pit Bull To Save Girl's Life

Chivalry isn't dead; a 9-year old Jujitsu student saved a 12-year old girl and her little dog from a vicious dog attack, by putting his martial arts training to use:

Drew Heredia said he and a friend were walking a small dog Dec. 30 when a pit bull jumped on the dog. The unidentified 12-year-old girl reportedly tried to save her dog, prompting the pit bull to turn on her.

Heredia said he jumped on the pit bull and applied a choke hold that he learned while taking classes at a Brazilian jujitsu studio in southwest Bakersfield."

It was kind of a hear-pounding moment," Heredia said. "It was very scary."

He said he held the dog for 20 minutes until an animal control officer arrived.

“At first, I wanted to kick it, but then I thought it’s not a good idea, because it could get my leg,” Heredia said.

The girl was taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital where she was treated for puncture wounds.

If you follow the link you can watch a remarkable video interview with the modest chevalier, illustrating once again how often humility and heroism tend to co-exist in equal measure.

I wonder if the absence of one precludes the potential for the other... and if there were to be an absence of one, from where would one generate the other.

No comments: