This video has been making the rounds lately - oh boy has it been making the rounds:
I would like to make a few observations, and these observations are assuming that this video is 100% authentic. I don't care which party the congress critter is from and don't intend to grind a political ax with this post.
The Congressman appears intoxicated to me. He has no right to know the name of anyone questioning him about anything. The kid did not fight back. I would have kicked this guys asz.
It should have been pretty easy to break that lame wrist lock. There are a multitude of ways to do this. I probably would have kicked him in the groin.
When he grabbed the kid by the back of the neck I instinctively said "clinch defense!" to my TV screen the first time I watched this. In Muay Thai, if your opponent gets the inside position on you, you immediately grab one of the opponents arms (and pull DOWN) and wrap your other around the back of your opponents neck (and pull DOWN and either left or right depending on what technique you plan on). From there you can utilize an array of techniques to counter the opponents clinch. I think I would have just smashed this guys face with either a horizontal slashing elbow (Sok Ti) or uppercut elbow (Sok Ngad). If the elbow was not available, here come the knees.
Our Jeet Kune Do students would have waded right in and probably headbutted this guy.
Any way you slice it, a very poor showing for the kid - he needs to pick up a martial art or something. Most of it is a mental set though. If the kid didn't want to be pushed around, he could have fought back, but alas, he didn't. Another victim to the bullies.