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Burglar Enters Home of Mixed Martial Artist, Worst Decision He Ever Made


LaSavage (R)
LaSavage (R) w/ Sponsored Fighter.

Owner of Combat Corner Professional Uses Martial Arts to Defend His Family in Home Intrusion

On October 8, 2015, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Dan LaSavage, the owner of Combat Corner Professional, manufacturer of MMA, BJJ & Thai Boxing equipment, recently had the unfortunate opportunity to put his skills to the test in a real life situation. Stepping inside the cage, you may win or lose, but in this situation, losing was not an option for LaSavage.

Before starting his successful company, which specializes in making combat equipment for athletes, he was an athlete himself. Training and fighting as a professional MMA fighter, LaSavage picked up many of the skills necessary to defend himself in a fight. Last week, LaSavage had to put those skills to the test in a setting where he never expected…his own home.

Burglar after being dragged outside home.

LaSavage recently closed on the home and his 3-year-old daughter, Julianna, were spending their first night in the new home. After hearing some unusual noises, LaSavage woke up and discovered a strange man digging through his belongings. He confronted the man and the intruder popped up and yelled something unintelligible. The man then lunged at LaSavage, who instinctually and immediately put the invader into a standing guillotine until he was unconscious. LaSavage dragged the man outside of his house and had to continue to incapacitate the intruder using various “techniques” he had learned from all of the time he spent training as a mixed martial artist.

The cops eventually came to LaSavage’s aid and arrested the man, who turned out to be a 47-year-old criminal with numerous arrests on his record. The police also found a crack pipe and a knife on the man. Although the man was beaten fairly badly, some other homeowners who do not have the same skill set in self-defense may have taken a different, more deadly route.

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LaSavage (L) Fighting.

LaSavage fortunately, had the foresight to not resort to firearms and was able to “beat him with mercy,” according to LaSavage. The intruder is now being charged with felony burglary, as well as, possession of drug paraphernalia. It looks like this man definitely will not be coming back for more trouble with LaSavage after their altercation, and may start to think twice about his career choice.

LaSavage now realizes, more than ever, the importance of self-defense. He considers it his mission to encourage others to be able to do the same. His daughter, Julianna, was unharmed and never even woke from her sleep.

if interested in browsing the different gear LaSavage sells, check out his website for Combat Corner by clicking HERE.

Below is a video he made explaining what happened the night of the incident.

Credit to Jenny D’Acquisto.

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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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