#496 – Idris Redzovic

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

You got the memo to wear this shirt? You the man <laugh> boss.

Mattew Souza (00:05):

Caleb.

Sevan Matossian (00:05):

Hey DRES. What’s up brother? Bam. We’re live.

Idris Redzovic (00:08):

Oh, we’re live right away off the bat.

Sevan Matossian (00:10):

Just like when you got handsome dudes like this, you just go live big time. You just go hard.

Idris Redzovic (00:15):

<laugh> not good live I’m in my kids’ bedroom.

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Yeah. I love it. You have five kids, Iris, five

Idris Redzovic (00:22):

Kids. I have ’em in the next room. I told them you better shut up. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:26):

Hey, they’re welcome. They’re welcome to come on. I have, I have three little boys. I love kids. Kids are the best. That’s the, the whole point of being alive is making a safe place on planet earth for kids to grow up and be strong men like you, dude.

Idris Redzovic (00:38):

I agree. I’m trying to convince my wife to have another one. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:43):

Uh, I, I, I saw a picture of your family. And um, do you have that, uh, Mr. Suza or Caleb? Um, I was trying to figure out if that one lady is your wife or your daughter, she looks so young. It’s it’s a picture with you and the family. You’re holding a baby and there’s a cityscape in the background. Yeah. Do you have that? Do you have that picture? Caleb? Do you see it? Maybe it’s one of the link. Yep. Awesome.

Mattew Souza (01:07):

Hey, you still have your headphones on your set on,

Sevan Matossian (01:09):

Oh, thank you. My old man, headphones. God, you’re a good dude. SU saving my reputation.

Idris Redzovic (01:16):

I don’t even got headphones. I’m uh, unprofessional. No, you’re good. Right?

Sevan Matossian (01:20):

You got DS. You got DS.

Mattew Souza (01:22):

Yeah. You got skills.

Sevan Matossian (01:24):

Uh, so is the lady, is the lady who’s who’s the tallest in there? Is that your wife or that your oldest kid?

Idris Redzovic (01:30):

No, that’s my wife. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (01:31):

Dang. Look at you. Look at you. Look at you. And, and where is that? What city is that?

Idris Redzovic (01:36):

I’m from Chicago

Sevan Matossian (01:38):

And that’s Chicago in the background.

Idris Redzovic (01:39):

Yeah. That’s the other side of Chicago. The other, this is, that’s not the downtown side. That’s the opposite side.

Sevan Matossian (01:46):

Okay. And I’m gonna ask you a really dumb question here, but I’m from California. So you gotta gimme what lake is that? Right there.

Idris Redzovic (01:51):

Lake Michigan.

Sevan Matossian (01:53):

Okay.

Idris Redzovic (01:54):

So we got fresh water, not like you guys.

Sevan Matossian (01:56):

Yes.

Mattew Souza (01:57):

<laugh> yes. Constant drought.

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

And, and, uh, and, and your, and your, and your daughter and your wife are dressed like that. Cuz you’re Muslim.

Idris Redzovic (02:05):

Yeah, Muslim.

Sevan Matossian (02:06):

And, and I, and I, and I see this, uh, whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand, by taking action. If he cannot then with his tongue, by speaking out, if he cannot then his heart by hating it and feeling it that it is wrong.

Idris Redzovic (02:20):

Exactly.

Sevan Matossian (02:21):

Because of my faith and years of training to you is why I stepped in. Uh, so no one gets hurt. I’m sorry. I interrupted you. What’d you say

Idris Redzovic (02:28):

So? Well, prophet Muhammad is one, one of the Hadids. That’s what he said. If, you know, if you see, if you see evil action as a man, step in and, and stop it with your hand and if you can’t stop it with your hand, then physically say something with your tongue. What does that mean? You know, sometimes I used to be a club promoter back in the day and sometimes it’s yelling, the cops are coming or, or stuff like this will stop fights and break stuff up. Or, you know, some, some people might run. And if you can’t do either because you don’t, you know, you’re older or whatever the case is, at least hate it with your heart, know that it’s wrong, you know?

Sevan Matossian (03:01):

Um, and, and when you were born, uh, you were born Muslim.

Idris Redzovic (03:06):

Yes. You could say that. But I really, until I was like 20 years old, I didn’t really start really getting into it because I was raised in Chicago and I was like, maybe Christianity, maybe Catholicism. I don’t know. You know, I was just like, there’s a God. And then I started getting, as I started getting older, I started, you know, started realizing like, man, I’m gonna die. <laugh> yeah. So I started looking, I started searching. I didn’t wanna inherit my religion. Most people inherit their religion from their family or their father. So if America got conquered by the Buddhist, we could probably be, you know, 200 years ago, we might have been Buddhist. So you gotta, you got, you can’t inherit your religion. You have to search it out. You know,

Sevan Matossian (03:45):

What attracted you to, um, to, to, to, to being Muslim over, uh, Catholicism or being a Christian? What attracted you to it?

Idris Redzovic (03:52):

The, the oneness of God, you know, believing in God alone, uh, don’t worship, you know, worshiping the creator, not his creation. Like we love Jesus for example, but, uh, Jesus was a man. He never claimed to be a, a, a God, even when he asked him, Hey, Israel, who what’s the most important, you know? I mean, they asked Jesus, what’s the most important commandment of the mom. He said, hero Israel, your Lord. My Lord is one. So every prophet before, uh, Jesus, they all, you know, pointed one, God, even Jesus prayed like the Muslims, you know, and for me, what really hit me to like, to, you know, nail it down was, uh, when I found out Aber and had two sons, Ismael and Isaac

Sevan Matossian (04:32):

Uhhuh.

Idris Redzovic (04:33):

So one son went to the left, for example, being, uh, um, being Jesus with Moses and Jesus and all them. And once someone went to the, it doesn’t matter what left or right. But once son went to the other side and he, uh, he built up the first house of worship, uh, which you see the Mecca and he, he preached God. The other one, one preached God, Mohamed came as a final messenger to, to put all the pieces together. And Mohamed is, uh, is, and Jesus are actually cousins from the same grandfather, Abraham. And, uh, when I started hearing more of the story and, and you know, like, I believe God loves both of his kids. You know? I mean, Abraham, I’m sorry. Abraham loves both of his kids. So the first kid that was supposed to get crucified was, uh, was, uh, from his second, from, from his second wife.

Idris Redzovic (05:23):

And when he passed that ultimate test, when he was supposed to kill the kid, God gave him a sheep. And when he passed that ultimate test, God said, I have good news, your wife that was old, that couldn’t have a, a kid she’s also gonna have a kid. And all, all prophethood is gonna come from your bloodline, get circumcised and Muslims. You know, we still follow all those traditions. And it’s the most important thing is the oneness of God, worship God, not his creation, people, worship money, woman, cars, everything, but God, you know, and you can say worshiping Jesus, Jesus never claimed to be worship, even though we’re Christianity. Uh didn’t uh, Jesus never heard of the word Christianity. It came like three or 400 years after he went. So all those little things, you know, it’s a very beautiful religion. If you want more information on that, my cousin has like a big PO, a big podcast or TV show with millions of followers. It’s called do Dean show.com and

Sevan Matossian (06:17):

The Dean D E a

Idris Redzovic (06:18):

N. Yeah. Do T H D E E N S H O w.com and Muslims are very, you know, we’re conservative. Uh, people don’t realize like, um, how beautiful religion and structure it has, you know, it, it gives you, uh, guidance, you know, what kind of guy would he be if he didn’t give you structure and how to make it to him? And a lot of people, we are, we all hire living life blindly. Don’t listen to the media crap that they, you know, they miss, they lie about Islam so much. I don’t know if you guys know who could be BI. Um,

Sevan Matossian (06:50):

There’s a great picture. There’s a great picture of the two of you on your, on your Instagram. I found,

Idris Redzovic (06:56):

Oh, uh, CIB. Yeah. Yeah. I met CIB a few times. I met him before he made big and I made it after. So KIB is another role model of mine, but he’s also like an example of Islam being good character, being a good person. Uh don’t Hey,

Sevan Matossian (07:10):

Did you learn all that from reading the, the Quran, uh, sorry to interrupt about the relationship between, um, Jesus and, uh, Muhammad. I, I had, no, I had no idea they were related.

Idris Redzovic (07:19):

Yeah. So that’s what us Muslims are telling you. We say, this is the way I put it. In a nutshell, if you looked at all the religions and there were six ways, uh, six, uh, six videos, uh, let’s say it was a movie and it was six series six series to, uh, to find out the, the ending Christianity being series, uh, video number five, or like the movie plot. The six is prophet Muhammad completing God’s mission to us. And, uh, a lot of stuff is misunderstood in my cousin. How

Sevan Matossian (07:49):

About the Mormons? Are they number seven? Didn’t they have some dude come? No,

Idris Redzovic (07:52):

Yeah. Yeah. I heard

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

About the Mormons didn’t they have Joseph Smith come like a hundred years ago or something.

Idris Redzovic (07:57):

Yeah. That that’s see. That’s the thing about Islam. It said the Shaha is very simple. It says uhah Muhammad. So it means worship, uh, worship only, God’s only one worship God alone and Mohamed is the final messenger. So when, when we, we, we don’t get baptized or anything. So by Moham being the seal of the prophethood, you’re basically saying that you believe in Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah, all the prophets. If any man comes after Mohamed claiming to be a God or a messenger or anything, we know it’s false. Even if you were to levitate and do magic tricks, it’s false because that God says I completed my journey. Even in the, in the Quran, the first page, it says, I have, uh, your religion is Islam. It’s the only book that actually tells you. Uh, and if you practice it, you are to be a Muslim. A per a Muslim is a very simple word. Like you can’t just claim to be Muslim. You have to try to be a Muslim. Muslim is someone that’s, uh, you have to submit to God’s will, you know? So it, it’s a very, very deep religion. The more you look at it, you know, I’m not an expert by any means, you know, I might mess

Sevan Matossian (09:00):

Up, but you’re passionate about it. You sure are passionate about it.

Idris Redzovic (09:02):

I think, I think it gives me some kind, cuz I could die any minute. My dad died when I was a kid. So

Sevan Matossian (09:07):

Yeah. You were two, you were two when your dad passed. No,

Idris Redzovic (09:10):

I was seven when my dad went to the hospital and then he died while he was in the hospital and you know, I didn’t have a kid growing up in Chicago on the streets, you know,

Sevan Matossian (09:19):

I was, but you, where, where were you born? What country you were born in?

Idris Redzovic (09:21):

I was born in Bosnia, but I came here when I was like two years old.

Sevan Matossian (09:25):

And, and did you speak is Arabic your first language?

Idris Redzovic (09:27):

No, I speak I’m Bosnia. I’m I’m European.

Sevan Matossian (09:30):

Oh, I thought I heard you speaking Arabic just now.

Idris Redzovic (09:32):

Oh, cuz every Muslim learns. Uh, you learn Arabic cuz that’s what unifies us. So if I, anywhere I go in the world, if I go to Mexico, the biggest Muslim population is Indonesian. I don’t wanna speak Indonesian or whatever it is called. Well, we enter a mosque. We all have a UN unified language that brings us together. I don’t speak it like perfectly. I don’t speak it. I can’t carry a conversation, but I know the, uh, I know some of thess or the greetings or you know, it unifies us. I can, I can, I can greet another Muslim even though he’s from another country and we understand a little bit,

Sevan Matossian (10:06):

You know how Bibi

Idris Redzovic (10:08):

Kabi. Yeah. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (10:09):

Yeah. Yeah. My it’s that means my love. Right. Habibi Kabi. How?

Idris Redzovic (10:12):

Yeah, I think that means my love, I think, I think.

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

Yeah. Um, look at you. I’m uh, I’m uh, Armenian and Armenian. Yeah. And my parents and my dad was born in Lebanon. So he, you know, he speaks AR uh, Arabic fluently. So when I grew up, I was, is, is

Idris Redzovic (10:29):

Your dad

Sevan Matossian (10:29):

Muslim? No, he’s, he’s not. Um, but he, uh, our Armenians, you know, you know, Armenian is the first Christian nation. Yeah. It’s it’s the first nation to accept Christianity as it’s, um, national, uh, religion on the planet, which is kind of, but it’s, but it’s in the, it’s in that spot where it’s surrounded by countries that are Muslim.

Idris Redzovic (10:47):

Yeah. And but if you see if, if Muslims were there, they could have took ’em out, but we’re forbidden to tear down a church, uh, uh, any place of worship. And you know, that goes to show you, Islam is not about creating evil where all this like, like 99% of Islam is peace and forgiven everything. And there’s a pen code, like 1% to protect yourself. If someone were to attack you or do something don’t trans get rest, like I’ll give you like, you know, a lot of people are telling me when I got to this guy down, I should have hit him. I should have punched him. I should have done that. But there’s a Haddi that says, uh, one guy, they, they captured a prisoner. And when they caught this prison or this guy caught him in the, in the battlefield and he’s held, he’s holding him, he’s locked up.

Idris Redzovic (11:29):

And the guy ends up spitting in his face. The PR the spit spits in the Muslim guy’s face. And he says right there, he could’ve easily killed him, stabbed him, did something. But, but he said that would’ve killed him out of Eagle. I didn’t have to. Does that make sense? Yeah. Yep. And this it’s about controlling your ego. We, we deal with ego all the time. One thing I tell my students, I have a shirt that’s made, be humble, seek knowledge and change jujitsu. And a lot of, a lot of us are walking around bigheaded we think we’re get a little bit of stardom or whatever it is. And man, calm down. You’re nobody, man. There’s 8 billion people. There’s people that died before you that were bigger. Just keep seeking knowledge, get better and prove yourself

Sevan Matossian (12:09):

Calm down. You’re nobody. That’s a good shirt too. <laugh>

Idris Redzovic (12:13):

<laugh> calm down. That’s a good one. Calm down. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:15):

Calm. And I like the BA on the, uh, your nobody. You’re nobody.

Idris Redzovic (12:19):

You’re not that

Sevan Matossian (12:20):

Important. Yeah. Uh, you, you, you are going to the seven 11 to get your kid’s Slurpees. I don’t approve injuries. You should not be feeding your kid sugar, but that’s a different show.

Idris Redzovic (12:31):

I agree. A hundred percent. But they went to jujitsu class.

Sevan Matossian (12:34):

Ah, and there

Idris Redzovic (12:34):

Was a treat. Yeah. It’s a treat. They were there with me all day for like five, six hours. Not all day.

Sevan Matossian (12:41):

And, and, and I, and I do respect that my kids, uh, my kids do not go to, uh, school they’re homeschooled and they spend their day skateboarding doing jujitsu and playing tennis and surfing my man just nonstop. Yeah. And man jujitsu,

Idris Redzovic (12:54):

We tried, we tried, we tried homeschooling, but my wife went crazy. My kids didn’t listen.

Sevan Matossian (12:58):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You can’t leave them too. No one can be with the kids for more than an hour alone or, or one of the kids will die. <laugh>

Idris Redzovic (13:05):

Like an hour with you guys.

Sevan Matossian (13:07):

I always tell like, then we trade off. I always tell my wife, whenever she comes in the room and like does something with the kids. I’m like, oh, you don’t even know. You just save some kid’s life. She’s

Idris Redzovic (13:14):

Like what? <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (13:17):

Uh, man, you have three boys and two girls,

Idris Redzovic (13:19):

Four boys, one girl.

Sevan Matossian (13:21):

Yeah, man. My

Idris Redzovic (13:22):

Girls older

Sevan Matossian (13:23):

Boys are a handful.

Idris Redzovic (13:25):

Yeah. I’m you know, I heard they’re they’re they’re getting, they’re hard in the beginning and easier in the future. And the girls are easy right now and harder as they get to pub mm-hmm

Sevan Matossian (13:35):

<affirmative> even E E even the, yeah, I’ve heard that too. Even the best boys, you leave ’em alone. Like you come back, like they took the refrigerator apart.

Idris Redzovic (13:42):

Oh man. It’s it’s

Sevan Matossian (13:43):

You’re just like, what did you do that for? Like, why not? <laugh> you’re like, well <laugh>

Idris Redzovic (13:48):

You can’t make the stuff up, man.

Sevan Matossian (13:50):

No, no. They’re they are they’re they’re basically monkeys. Um, so you’re going to the store to pick up, you’re going to a seven 11 to, to gets Slurpees. And could you gimme the details of that? Like where you park, when you notice stuff, are you on the phone? Can you just walk me through the story?

Idris Redzovic (14:07):

So I park right in front of the seven 11, and as I’m getting in, you know, I saw the

Sevan Matossian (14:12):

Camera and this is night. This is nighttime,

Idris Redzovic (14:14):

Like night, night, 10, 10 o’clock I think. Okay. And, um, as I’m getting S Slurpees, you know, there I’m looking, they don’t have straws. So I’m walking around like, Hey man, you where the straws at? You know? Oh, we don’t have any, whatever the case is. And lady came in complaining about a guy causing havoc in the parking lot. So as I’m there

Sevan Matossian (14:35):

And you just overhear that

Idris Redzovic (14:37):

IRES. Yeah. You’re there like I’m next to the lady. Right. Okay. And I look out like the part of me, my wife.

Sevan Matossian (14:42):

And is she belligerent and drunk? I know it’s nine at 10 or is she just a normal

Idris Redzovic (14:45):

Person? She’s a little off. She seemed a little off herself. Yeah. But I was looking outside and, and her girl was crazy. And I didn’t know if the two knew each, if the guy knew the girls and they pretend it’s like hit each other with a car and she just kept and I told the girl like, Hey man, just get in the car and leave. And she snapped at me. I was like, man, I’m I’m gonna mind my business. So yeah. I’m standing inside. My kids are in the car. I’m trying to get the straws. She gets inside. And now she gets like trying to get pepper spray or something. They didn’t sell it to her. I don’t know if they had any, she gets a windshield wiping fluid. That’s right in front of the store. And she toss it on top of my car and she tries to open it up. I’m like, man, get off my car. You’re gonna damage my car. And then I took her off my car.

Sevan Matossian (15:28):

Wait, why did she attack your car with your kid? Crackhead behavior crackhead.

Idris Redzovic (15:32):

<laugh> I don’t know, man. I, I think her, she was trying to open up the bottle and throw it in the guy’s face.

Sevan Matossian (15:36):

Okay. But okay. Okay. When your car took a hit? Yeah. Okay.

Idris Redzovic (15:40):

So I took her off. She goes, and now as this is happening, I can’t exit because they’re going in and out. I felt safe for my kids in the car. I’m not gonna pull out. They’re gonna hit my car. And um, I called the cops. So I called 9 1 1 and I’m like, Hey man, I got this guy in, in, you know, these girls and these guys are causing problem. I don’t know. I keep talking my hands, but they’re causing

Sevan Matossian (16:01):

Problems. No, it’s fine. I like it. I like it. You’re a man. You’re a man of hands. It’s animated. It’s

Idris Redzovic (16:05):

Good. And they keep, they, they, I tell the cops, Hey man, this, this is happening. The, the operator. And he over hears me talking. He’s like, what are you calling the cops? I’m like, no, no, I’m talking to my mom. So I told the guy I’m talking to my mom and then they, they, we hang up and I’m hanging in there and they’re exiting out and I’m, Maning my business and the girls exit one more time. So I’m like, okay, I’m gonna wait here. I don’t know if they’re

Sevan Matossian (16:28):

Coming exit the seven 11. They come out of the seven 11. Okay.

Idris Redzovic (16:31):

They come out and they come back in. Okay. They come out, they come back in. So the guy runs up to me and he’s like, what’s up, man? He’s like, you know, he starts saying some stuff. He’s like, what are you rushing? No, man. You know, it’s a called. And he starts to like flex, like try to like, um, he does like one of those, like trying to

Sevan Matossian (16:48):

Punk. Yeah. Posturing on you and shit.

Idris Redzovic (16:49):

And then I, my training, I told guys, I take a step back and put my hands up and I don’t remember even saying too much. I just looked at him in the face and made sure I, he knew I was looking at him and I was like, man, everything’s good. Or I forgot exactly what I said, but I had my hands up. So then he walks into seven 11 and I’m standing in front and I’m like, okay, the cops are gonna come any minute. I called him. Like, maybe I could tell him what happened. And um, he’s arguing with the staff, but I don’t know what they’re arguing about. You know, I find out later that he got kicked out and he stole something and they wanted to kick him out of the store again. But I didn’t know that until I read a news report. And then, um, as I’m

Sevan Matossian (17:28):

He probably hangs out there and steals from there all the time. I, I watched like maybe like 10, 10 of the news reports about the incident. And it sounds like, like that was his spot to like, like he just robbed that place. Yeah. On a regular basis. I don’t,

Idris Redzovic (17:41):

I don’t think he was homeless. I was think he was work. I think he works, but he just gets drunk and wasted and stuff. Yeah. So he goes back and forth with them. And then I see him do like a fake swing at the guy and I didn’t do nothing. And in my head I was like, man, maybe I should grab him and calm him down before he does anything. But I didn’t do nothing. I kept my, I kept my distance. He did a overhand big right over the over and hits the guy. I see him connect with a fist. This

Sevan Matossian (18:05):

Is the employee, the employee at seven 11?

Idris Redzovic (18:07):

No, the, the guy Chris hits the employee in the head hits, uh, the, uh, seven 11 employee. When I saw him hit the seven 11 employee in the head with overhand. Right.

Sevan Matossian (18:17):

And was the employee a woman or a man?

Idris Redzovic (18:19):

He was a man and it was another girl working by the register.

Sevan Matossian (18:22):

Okay. Okay. Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (18:22):

He had long hair.

Sevan Matossian (18:24):

Okay.

Idris Redzovic (18:25):

And he was 19 years old. He’s a kid. And uh, and when I saw him hit the seven 11 employee hit him in the head, something, I, I just like, I didn’t even think I just ran in and grabbed the guy. Like I, I, I took him, tackled him to the ground, slammed him out. And then I, I started to wrap him up and I put ’em in a, in a position called the gift wrap and, or just twisting arm control, whatever you wanna call it and

Sevan Matossian (18:51):

Child. And, and you’re so mellow when you do it too. The whole thing is, it’s crazy how mellow you are super calm. Super calm.

Idris Redzovic (18:57):

Yeah. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (18:59):

Yeah. This that’s video. That’s that’s the gift wrap right there. Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (19:02):

Technically I, I did a variation with the arm stuck inside where a lot of ju two guys were surprised. <laugh> so technically it’s

Sevan Matossian (19:10):

And you have your foot in there, so he can’t back his elbow up. Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (19:13):

This is, it might not be the best position against a, a trained opponent. But I figure when I was, when I put him in to protect myself from not reaching for anything, he can’t bite me. It was really hard if I put you and you can’t like you’re stuck. Yeah. And, and then, uh, it took out my cell phone. I, my cell phone and my keys and, and I started to like lock the, make sure. Cause my, my kids were recording.

Sevan Matossian (19:36):

Oh, they got out of the, they got out of the car.

Idris Redzovic (19:37):

No, they didn’t get outta the car. They went in the front seat, moving around and I guess the alarm went off. My daughter has a cell phone and you know, it’s so funny. She told me

Sevan Matossian (19:45):

Yesterday, did your kids cry? Did your kids cry? Like your boys? No.

Idris Redzovic (19:49):

No. It was only my daughter and, and my, my, my, my older son. Okay. So they were chill. Yeah. They, they, they were like, uh, they didn’t know exactly what was happening, but they started, they called my wife. They were talking to her.

Sevan Matossian (20:03):

And, and so sorry, what were you gonna say? You were gonna say something. So you got him here like this. And what made you think to, um, to turn on your, uh, recording, to turn on your FaceTime or not your FaceTime, your Facebook?

Idris Redzovic (20:15):

You know, that’s a good question. You know, uh, it was, I taught this move for over 20, you know, not 20 years, but I taught this move for a long time. And I always tell people like, this is such a good move. You could pull out your cell phone and call the cops or, you know, record, make sure. And it, I I’ve been saying it for such a long time that it popped in my head, man. What if, you know, George Floyd happened? They tried to say, I killed him. Right. Um,

Sevan Matossian (20:38):

What if he has a heart? Like, like what if he’s on fentanyl right there. Exactly. And he had a heart attack. Exactly. What, what if he, right before you grabbed him, he got scared and ate his fentanyl. It’s

Idris Redzovic (20:49):

It’s it’s uh, so many things were going in my head, other

Sevan Matossian (20:53):

People. What if he had a gun in his pocket? And while you’re laying on top of him, his gun went off and killed him. Yeah. Anything, anything could have happened? Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (21:00):

Like the thing about is other people recording me and taking pictures and you don’t realize how many people are walking up to the door. Like just recording me and taking pictures and, and the, and the employees were Snapchatting me or something. So I wanted to protect myself. Yeah. From, you know, you know, cause people could cut up stuff. I, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. The cops might storm in grab me. And I, I was even thinking of deleting the video myself when the whole thing was going on.

Sevan Matossian (21:28):

Yeah. The cops could have come in and shot you. Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (21:30):

I don’t know what I, I live in

Sevan Matossian (21:31):

Chicago. He totally could have they, Hey dude, George Floyd was in the back of the car handcuff. First of all, I, I watched all the videos. First of all, when they pulled him over, he reached for his glove box 20 times when they told him not to. Yeah. They told him to keep his hands on the stereo 20 times. And he didn’t, if they would’ve shot him in the, if they would’ve shot him in the car, I would’ve been like, yeah. They told him not to fucking move. And he kept flinching. Then he’s in the fucking back of the cop car screaming. I can’t breathe. And they take him out. But no one ever shows that video.

Idris Redzovic (22:00):

Yeah. See, I made a mistake. I, I said something to Fox sports, uh, Fox, uh, not sports, one of the Fox and friends. Yeah. And I said, if cops did what I did, George Floyd would, whatever. But I, I, you know, thinking back at it, I made a mistake saying that I meant to try to say like, cops need better at training. It’s something to do with, you know, I don’t think the cops killed him. So that was a kind of a, I

Sevan Matossian (22:22):

Don’t think the cop, I don’t think the cops killed him either. Yeah, it was. I know that’s not a popular opinion. No, but that was the third time he had swallowed his fentanyl and they had told him it was, go ahead, go

Idris Redzovic (22:30):

Ahead. Okay. Let me, let me correct. That that cop could have not put too much pressure on her knee. That cop was a little crazy, but I don’t think, you know, maybe that cop added a little bit to it. It’s a very, very, uh, touchy subject, you know,

Sevan Matossian (22:45):

You know, very touchy. It’s very touchy

Idris Redzovic (22:48):

The cop. I don’t wanna say too much, but maybe the cop having a knee too long on his neck. Right. I talked to a lot of cops. That’s not part of the training. And then it was too other cops holding his, um, feet. I think they should let him sit down and

Sevan Matossian (23:01):

You, Hey, a Ari

Idris Redzovic (23:03):

Should let him up. They should have let

Sevan Matossian (23:04):

Him up Aris. So when he was screaming and I can’t breathe, you can see the video, they take him out of the car and they call an ambulance for him. This is the third time he’s been arrested. Yeah. Where he ate fentanyl, where he said he couldn’t breathe. And the last time he was there, the doctor wrote in a, wrote a down. If this man keeps swallowing his fentanyl, he is gonna have cardiac arrest. Well, when he was on the ground, George started banging his head on the concrete and hurting himself. And that’s why the cop put his knee on his head to try to protect him. But it’s just nuts. It’s nuts. I’m not arguing with you. I just wanna paint the full picture. Cause you never get it anywhere. You never,

Idris Redzovic (23:40):

The thing is I don’t know the whole truth. So I don’t wanna

Sevan Matossian (23:42):

Say something neither

Idris Redzovic (23:43):

Do I? Yeah. Wouldn’t leave subject.

Mattew Souza (23:45):

Yeah. But the ability to control the pressure, because even in your video too, when you have him, you, you keep saying all the time, like when he was calm, you’re like, Hey, I’m gonna let you, I’m gonna let this up. I’ll make you more comfortable

Sevan Matossian (23:55):

Here. Yeah. You didn’t

Mattew Souza (23:56):

The second he would scroll. You had so much control of the fight that you could just slowly cinch him back down until he was like, okay, okay. And then you’d say, all right, if you calm down, I’ll let that back up. So to your point, I mean, it’s crazy to me that cops aren’t required to have at least a blue belt’s worth of experience.

Idris Redzovic (24:10):

That was my intention. That was my

Mattew Souza (24:12):

Training intention. Because look, how much control you have over here. There wouldn’t whether there was, you know, a lot of drugs in a system or whatever you, you are controlling the position you’re controlling the pressure.

Idris Redzovic (24:21):

There was no way he was gonna get out, man. No, you could put a million dollars on the, on the line. He

Mattew Souza (24:25):

Wasn’t out. No, it wasn’t gonna happen.

Sevan Matossian (24:27):

Brandon Waddell. The most impressive part is how common in control of himself. Yeah. It’s exactly. It’s, you’re so calm. Yeah. Yeah. Um, uh, drew, you are not only you own, uh, you do you own with your family, um, Supreme jujitsu in Lincoln park.

Idris Redzovic (24:46):

So it was me and my cousins. We had three schools and, uh, you know, during COVID some stuff went down, so we decided to split, uh, and go our separate ways. I sold one of my locations and uh, just stayed, stayed at Lincoln park. And, uh, I decided to, we, we decided to switch the names of the schools. COVID really messed up our business and a little bit of our family relationship,

Sevan Matossian (25:09):

Uh, because there were some people who knew it was bullshit. And there were some people who knew it was real.

Idris Redzovic (25:14):

Yeah. You could say something like that. I don’t know. It’s not that it’s bullshit, but I don’t know. It just, I, I, it’s a very touchy subject and I decided we decided to be best. You know, we have different point of views with certain things and we just decided to like operate differently.

Sevan Matossian (25:29):

Um, did do, uh, do, do Muslims have an opinion on getting the injection? Are they like, fuck the injection. I am not taking that. If I’m not fucking with that, or

Idris Redzovic (25:37):

It’s a 50, 50, I think, uh, it’s tough to say, you know,

Sevan Matossian (25:41):

There’s nothing in there in the Karen where Muhammad’s like, don’t let the government stick a needle in you.

Idris Redzovic (25:46):

<laugh> the thing is,

Sevan Matossian (25:48):

Can you amend that? Can you stick that in there? Page seven? I’m gonna just write this in here. <laugh>

Idris Redzovic (25:52):

Yeah. That’s, that’s a whole different world, but uh, you know, I, I caught COVID and I decide, and then I was like, ma, I’m not gonna get vaccinated after I caught COVID. So I felt, yeah. And then later the reports came out that, uh, you know, you don’t, you don’t, uh, you don’t need to take the vaccine. If you got C after I’ve been telling people, if you got COVID just like another, I, I believe COVID has us, you know, we didn’t know nothing in the beginning, so stay safe. But when you started to know more about it, come on, man. Let’s, let’s open things up. Let’s I, man, I trained jujitsu for, you know, how many years I probably got every disease known to man from rolling on those mats, you know, mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (26:34):

Hey, it would, it, it was ridiculous. My kids would go to jujitsu, roll around with other kids three days a week, sweat dripping in each other’s mouths. And then we would leave in grown men from white belts to black belts. I would see them then afterwards put their mask on <laugh> and I would think you are fucking bat shit crazy. My kid is a walking germ. You have boys, you know what they do everywhere they go. They just drag their hands along every Fu and then shove it in their hands, nose and mouth and ears and eyes. And I’m like, well, fuck. Like I can’t, I can’t do anything to stop that. Yeah. That’s my kids collect germs for a living. That’s what they do.

Idris Redzovic (27:15):

<laugh> yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:16):

Yeah. Okay. So we’ve talked about George Floyd. We’ve talked about the vaccine. This is good. Well, you wanna talk about abortion? You wanna just get, go all,

Idris Redzovic (27:24):

Every, every hot button abortion is a touchy one. I, I <laugh>, I don’t believe in abortion to a certain extent, like, uh, me neither. I’m I believe it says it there’s a, it’s a, I’m not an expert at it, but it’s allowed in like the first I think, uh, if it, if the woman’s life’s in danger. Yeah. But just to kill a baby for no reason, you’re not allowed to, from my understanding, I gotta do more research on the subject, but, uh,

Sevan Matossian (27:50):

How many brothers and sisters do you have?

Idris Redzovic (27:51):

I only have one sister.

Sevan Matossian (27:53):

And, and, and, um, and when you were born in Bosnia, what was your situation? Uh, like when, what would you remember your youth from being born to when you were seven, when you left?

Idris Redzovic (28:02):

So I was born in Bosnia and then I came here.

Sevan Matossian (28:05):

Was it a rough, rough seven years?

Idris Redzovic (28:07):

It was no, no. I was raised in Chicago. So I came here when I was like two years old.

Sevan Matossian (28:11):

Oh two. Okay. Sorry. So,

Idris Redzovic (28:12):

But I will visit back and forth. It was technically wasn’t. It was technically former Yugoslavia. So Yugoslavia split and the war happened. And when the war happened, uh, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, they all went separate ways. You know, part of me kind of wishes that the country never separated. We were stronger together, but you get an idiot politician in there and, you know, shaking. I know that. Yeah. You know, you hate,

Sevan Matossian (28:40):

You got the dumbest, one of all now in Chicago, I’m gonna blame you for that. Wherever, wherever Adrian’s goes, the dumb fucks everyone’s trying to take advantage of Andrew’s.

Idris Redzovic (28:48):

Yeah. The, the, the holy

Sevan Matossian (28:49):

Shit, your mayor’s a fuck. Your mayor is bat shit crazy to you. Everybody

Idris Redzovic (28:53):

Hates her. Everybody hates her.

Sevan Matossian (28:54):

I don’t even mean that. I’m not even trying to be mean. She needs help. Yeah.

Idris Redzovic (28:58):

She’s off a rocker. I, I met her before she became mayor. She came to the mosque trying to get votes

Sevan Matossian (29:05):

Uhhuh.

Idris Redzovic (29:05):

And as I’m talking and I, I I’m there, I talked to one of the guys there that was like, I think her like third in line or something or second. And I try to say, Hey, look, you know, I know she’s running for mayor. You know, I really believe that you guys can add Jitsu to the police department. And he’s like, yeah, that’s a great idea. Here’s my number. Let’s make it happen. You know, he was really excited about it. And crickets, you know, I, I text him. He I’ll get back to you. I call him, I’ll get back to you. And he never put nothing together. I was actually helping one of my students, uh, Jerry Joyce, he was running for mayor of Chicago against her. And, uh, as I was talking, you know, he, he wanted to, he was gonna put the police department or help with Jitsu in the police department, but he ended up not winning. Uh, he spent a few million of his own money, uh, dollars to try to become mayor, but he didn’t, he didn’t have a.

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