On second viewing, I'm inclined to agree. He also didn't start swinging as early as I thought he had.
I think his attempts at fisticuffs were awkward and embarrassing, but the same might be said of all participants in this fracas.
I commend him, but had the officers been working as a team he would have been in the way. Since he had not trained with the officers he would not know what the strategy would be. That was a bar room brawl in a parking lot.