Would-Be Kidnapper Chases Woman Into Karate Dojo

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  1. Bill Mattocks

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    Read about this, as someone posted the news article on FB... Well, that was a foolish thing for the guy to do, haha :D
     
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    Stuff like this warms the cockles of my soul. (Anybody happen to know what the heck cockles are?)
     
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    www.seafoodsource.com

    A cockle is an edible, marine bivalve mollusc. Although many small edible bivalves are loosely called cockles, true cockles are species in the family Cardiidae. True cockles live in sandy, sheltered beaches throughout the world.
     
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    This is the guy the bad guy fought.
    Sensei Randall Ephraim has been teaching World Oyama Karate in Charlotte N.C.
    since 2007 when he arrived in the queen city of Charlotte North Carolina.
    Randall Ephraim began his love for karate at the age of eleven when he started
    training briefly with Shihan Clyde Coy in 1974 in white plains n.y. In 1976 he
    began training Universal GoJo. At the age 14. At the age of 18 Sensei Randall began training in Wing Chun with Sifu/professor Tony Watts who was then under the Sanuucus Ryu jujitsu organization and was taught by the late Dr. Moses Powell . When Professor Watts closed his school Sensei Randall decided to go back to his roots and return to Oyama Karate
    Sensei Randall recieved his black belt in 2004. Sensei Randall is also an accomplished fighter competing in both Semi and Full contact tournaments. Sensei Randall placed 2nd place
    in the World Oyama invitational in 2005 and in 2006 he placed 1st place!
     
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    What the heck?? Why do I have seafood in my soul??
     
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    An edible bivalve. Looks a lot like a clam. Or a small boat.
    So, no, that old saying doesn't really make any sense.
     
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    The expression is 'warms the cockles of my heart'. The cockles are the ventricles of the heart ( unless you do have seafood there instead)
     
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    In the southern US, the saying drifted to become either heart or soul. No idea how it got there.
     
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    Ehh. Clickbait. In the article it says he fought the cops when they arrived and they eventually took him down.

    Karate guy couldn't have hurt him that bad.
     
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    I have never seen the ventricles called "cockles" in anything.
     
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    a corruption of the Latin cochleae, meaning ventricles.
     
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    So in other words... not the ventricles.
     
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    As with many sayings, it's a corruption of the correct term (an alternate Latin term, IIRC).
     
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    Naw. You got shellfish where your heart should be.

    Don't lie homie.
     
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    Are you familiar with Oyama karate? It’s not exactly tap-tap point fighting. Started when Shigeru Oyama (no relation to Mas Oyama) left Kyokushin and formed his own bare knuckle/full contact organization. Oyama guys are typically tough as nails, especially a guy who’s won international competitions.

    “The suspect also tried to assault police officers before he was arrested, WSOC reports.”

    Just because he tried to assault police officers doesn’t mean he much. If he took one swing at them, no matter how weak it could’ve been, it’s assault.

    He could’ve been beaten up pretty good, then when the officers came, he could’ve swung at one of them. Or he could’ve held his own against the Oyama guy and then went after the cop(s). Or anything in between. We don’t know because we weren’t there.
     
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    Uhh, if he was stopped/koed it's unlikely he would try to assault anyone else.

    You ever been koed? It takes the fight out of you. As does being unconscious, or restrained.

    It's far more likely that the man held him off verbally or something similar, maybe a scuffle, until the cops arrived, but it made for a cool sounding headline.

    Who knows though right? The article sort of glosses over the details.123
     

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