By now most people know of the foiled terrorist attack on the train in France. Now it has been widely reported that one of the American Serviceman that tackled the gunman, Spencer Stone is a BJJ White Belt . that trains at a branch of Gracie Lisboa in the Azores. See post below
According to jiujitsuportugal.com, Spencer Stone, who works at the US Air Force base of Lajes on Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, trains at the local branch of Gracie Lisbon there.
Spencer used Jiu-Jitsu to take out the gunman according to the BBC:
“”Spencer got to the guy first and grabbed the guy by the neck,” Mr Skarlatos told Sky News.
“I grabbed the handgun, got that away from the guy and threw it. Then I grabbed the AK-47, which was at his feet, and started muzzle-bumping him in the head with it.
“Everybody just started beating the guy while Spencer held the chokehold until he went unconscious.”
one of our guys from the Azores. We are still trying to find out how he is. // um dos nossos dos Açores. Estamos a tentar descobrir qual a gravidade dos ferimentos e como ele está
You can read the entire article (In Portuguese) at http://jiujitsuportugal.com/2015/08/22/marine-ferido-ao-impedir-atentado-terrorista-num-comboio-em-franca-treina-jiu-jitsu-em-portugal/