Last week saw a wholesome video put up on Instagram by purple belt Luke Morton. Filmed in a BJJ gym in Beavercreek, OH – Morton was drilling armbars with his girlfriend who was practicing on him. He then recoiled in pain, pretending his elbow had popped which prompted her to run and get medical supplies.
This is when he pulled the ring from his belt and surprised her upon her return, which resulted in an immediate yes, as well as the gym giving a round of applause. Morton wrote the caption: “Jiu jitsu brought us to together, I love you so much and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you”.
We contacted his now-fiance, Melany Ward who said “He had just popped his elbow the week prior (the other elbow) but I didn’t know so I thought I hyperextended his elbow”. With this said, she was genuinely out of the loop which made the proposal even more surprising when she returned to the mat. The full video can be seen on Morton’s instagram page shown below.
We wish the happy couple the best of luck for their future both on and off the mats.
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