Chattanooga Shooter Was A Jiu Jitsu Competitor
The Chattanooga shooter, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was described by his coach as a devoted and disciplined mixed martial artist (Source: CNN).
“His favorite training partner to grapple with — not striking, but actually submission grapple with, when you’re actually on the ground in close proximity contact with — was a Russian Jew, hardly what you would see as someone who would be a radical Islamist,” his coach said.
In the photo above you can see Abdulazeez wearing a medal from a Naga Jiu Jitsu tournament.
As a side note, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also a grappler/wrestler (pictured below).
Prayers go out to the slain marines family and friends.