That whole move Jake uses to defeat Ryan to counter that headlock. It's needlessly complicated and there are easier and more effective ways out of the hold, the simplest being Jake, who happens to be wearing shoes, could simply have stamped on Ryan's feet.
Roqua tells Jake that the one rule of his gym is "no fighting outside the gym." It even becomes a plot point when Jake breaks this rule. Meanwhile, Max's Establishing Character Moment is him doing exactly that with no apparent repercussions from Roqua. Maybe he just didn't get caught?