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California BJJ instructor Pedro Arrigoni saves cop from assault

A San Francisco man hoping to avoid prosecution for having evaded paying fares on a local bus system attacked a pursuing police officer before being introduced to his first lesson in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the limbs of local instructor Pedro Arrigoni. The 24-year old BJJ teacher was minutes removed from having taught a class when he noticed a scuffle outside the academy he works at.

According to a story in the San Francisco Examiner, after further investigation he found Paris Augusta continuing to strike an officer after having already knocked him down during an initial scuffle and quickly locked him into a choke hold until completely subdued. Augusta was then booked for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and presumably the initial fare-dodging fee.

No word was available on whether or not Augusta had prior arrests or active warrants.

“I don’t hit people, I don’t box,” the Gracie Elite Team competitor said to the Examiner. “I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Once you have the guy under your control, you don’t have to do anything more.”

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