Tom DeBlass is a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner under the Ricardo Almeida lineage which goes back to Renzo Gracie and the rest of that prestigious clan, so you know he knows his stuff. He’s also currently under contract with Bellator and has a 9-2 professional record. Tom DeBlass could hurt you if he wanted to.
But, with great power comes great responsibility, or so said Uncle Ben. When DeBlass ran into a street fight in the making outside a Wal-Mart, he broke up the fight, then nearly got into one himself — with a bumbling drunk. Thank god he didn’t.
DeBlass broke it down like only a guy who knows how to hurt people for a living could:
“So this just happened at Walmart. This guy was trying to fight a guy and I broke it up. He then took off his shirt and got aggressive with me. Some may think he picked the worst guy to pick a fight with but in fact I was the best person, because hurting him was my last resort. As a Jiu-Jitsu Professor my job is always try and talk someone down, I’m so thankful I didn’t have to hurt him. I only got close to him once I knew I could control his hands. He had to much to drink.”
Let’s go to the video: