A 16-year-old martial arts world champion handed out a painful lesson to a grown man who bit his ear and threatened to stab him.
Footage captured in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, shows the unknown man screaming at a teenager sat on a bench and threatening to "stab him down the alley".
Little did the aggressor know, the young man he had just threatened was actually a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert whose survival instincts kicked in as soon as the threat had been made.
So, out of nowhere, Alex Williams used his skills to hurl the man into the air and floor him, before sending him tumbling to the ground again when he gets up to have a second go.
The teenager, from Redcar, told Teesside Live : "As he got closer to me I saw an opportunity to defend myself and fight back, so I took it.
"When the fight or flight kicks in you've got to choose one or the other and I chose to fight back and I was focused.
"Obviously I was worried in case he had a knife on him because he has threatened to stab me but in situations like that it's about surviving and I was thankfully ready for him.
"I was in a seated position and the move just came to me naturally because I've drilled it a thousand times in training.
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"My main aim was to de-escalate the situation safely."
Footage of the attack was posted on social media by his coach Alex Enlund, and has been viewed more than a million times.
Unfortunately, Alex didn't get away completely unscathed as he had to be taken to hospital to be treated for an ear injury, which he says was caused by the man biting him.
"There was blood everywhere and I realised he had bitten a chunk out of my ear," he said.
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"I went to hospital to get it cleaned and I've got six stitches in it now."
Enlund praised his student's reaction to being threatened, and encouraged more parents to suggest taking up combat sports to their children.
"Fully grown man tried to attack 16-year-old multiple time junior world champion in BJJ," Enlund posted alongside the video.
"Alex shows composure, restraint and courage to handle this situation. Get your kid into martial arts and combat sports – it’s unlikely they will become the bully due to the humility learned on mats."
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