â€œAs soon as I started to do anything, everyone was like â€˜what are you doing?…..Training martial arts probably isnâ€™t the best thing to do around a bunch of felons.â€
“I told the guys itâ€™s a blood choke, so you donâ€™t have to squeeze hard……So I was just kind of choking him with one arm while heâ€™s standing up. And I told him just tap when you start to feel like youâ€™re going to pass out. Well, he didnâ€™t tap, and at the time Iâ€™m going wow, this guyâ€™s pretty tough, Iâ€™m surprised he hasnâ€™t tapped yet. He just drops to the floor in the cell.
â€œNow Iâ€™m standing there with 20 prisoners around and theyâ€™re freaking out. This guyâ€™s laying there, snoring like crazy. Iâ€™m like â€˜itâ€™s all right, itâ€™s all right,â€™ then I realize they have cameras in here. Iâ€™ve just choked this guy out in jail â€“ I could get in trouble for this. I kept telling them, â€˜heâ€™s fine, heâ€™s fine,â€™ and it took this guy a minute to wake up. Finally he woke up and we had a laugh, and luckily I didnâ€™t get in any trouble for it. That was beginning and the ending of my inmate coaching career.â€
â€œIâ€™m more or less someone whoâ€™s got a few issues,…..It made me realize I should have just taken care of it. Youâ€™ve got 150 students who want to know where youâ€™re at; youâ€™ve got a top-level fight youâ€™re missing. You need to be taking care of yourself. It gave me a lot of time to evaluate my life.â€
TG: CageToday Reader “Roy”