Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone used his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to help disarm a gunman aboard a train in Belgium. “I 100 percent believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu saved my life at that moment,” Stone told Air Force Times. “Every move I used on him was very, very basic — you can learn in five minutes. If we had a course like that in the Air Force for people to learn basic moves, it could help anyone in a situation like that.”
Spencer stone is set to receive a purple heart among other medals for his bravery.
“You don’t have to be the strongest person to be good at Brazilian jiujitsu,” he said. “You just have to be a good thinker.” Spencer Stone told reporters. "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu applies to every aspect of life. It helps you become calm in high pressure situations.”