Woman karate black belt teaches Australian muggers a lesson

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The victim managed to punch one of the offenders three times in the face with a karate chop, Superintendent Sean Parnell told national broadcaster ABC.
And they then attempted to run away, and these baddies chased them, and shes swung around and given them a kick to the side of the head and a couple more karate chops and theyve run away.

I have no idea how she accomplished this, but kudos to her.
 
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I have no idea how she accomplished this, but kudos to her.

Shuto! Kind of a punch, kind of a chop, depending on how you use it. Maybe?
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If it was the same story that I heard over here recently then she does zendokai. Ive known a few people over the years who have done zendokai and it is a very bad idea for a mugger to go anywhere near someone who is profficient in that art.
 

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Karate chop... mein gott are people STILL using that age old terminology? :lol: About as bad as Judo Chop.

Now I can understand the idea using a sword hand or axe or something like that but the terminology is ... well geez I remember using that when I was a kid.

Kudos to the woman for standing up and defending herself.
 

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Yeah, apart from the absolutely deplorable reporting style, this is a fun story. One thing, though, the guys were hardly "muggers". Here's another version of the same story http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=920412

As you can see, what these guys did was try to get a cigarette, albeit in a rather tiny pitiful way, and for hitting her for not giving them one, they thoroughly deserved what they got, no question. Oh, and Ralph, as she's a German tourist, I'm doubting she was Zendokai. But I agree those guys can be tough. I've trained with a few, and my personal instructor was originally a Zendokai guy back in the day... and I have no intention of taking him on!
 
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Yeah, apart from the absolutely deplorable reporting style, this is a fun story. One thing, though, the guys were hardly "muggers".

Things may be different in Australia, but in the USA, asking for a cigarette is pretext for a mugging. It's just a common distraction; so common that if a stranger asks you for a cigarette or a light (or the time) and he has a partner who keeps walking past you whilst he's asking, you're about to get jacked. Respond immediately or get choked out.

http://www.macon.com/198/story/871464.html

Do a google search - it's so common you can find a couple every day for the past year or so. If a stranger asks you for a cigarette, you're about to be mugged.
 

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Yeah, apart from the absolutely deplorable reporting style, this is a fun story. One thing, though, the guys were hardly "muggers". Here's another version of the same story http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=920412

As you can see, what these guys did was try to get a cigarette, albeit in a rather tiny pitiful way, and for hitting her for not giving them one, they thoroughly deserved what they got, no question. Oh, and Ralph, as she's a German tourist, I'm doubting she was Zendokai. But I agree those guys can be tough. I've trained with a few, and my personal instructor was originally a Zendokai guy back in the day... and I have no intention of taking him on!
yeah , you're right. The zendokai one was in brisbane and the girl was a nurse not a tourist. Good to see some of these "muggers" getting a bit of their own back.
 

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Another example of how martial arts is effective for everyone.. Kudos.. I wish there was a posted video..
 

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Things may be different in Australia, but in the USA, asking for a cigarette is pretext for a mugging. It's just a common distraction; so common that if a stranger asks you for a cigarette or a light (or the time) and he has a partner who keeps walking past you whilst he's asking, you're about to get jacked. Respond immediately or get choked out.

http://www.macon.com/198/story/871464.html

Do a google search - it's so common you can find a couple every day for the past year or so. If a stranger asks you for a cigarette, you're about to be mugged.

Hi Bill,

Yeah, I am familiar with those type of set-ups, but fortunately you're right, it just isn't as prevalent here in Australia. Usually a guy asking for a cigarette is just a guy asking for a cigarette... does pay to stay aware, though.
 

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Hello,

Congratulations to her! I support her spirit and her willingness to act when necessary.

I agree with Bill M. Never give a cigarette, light, or the time without first checking your surroundings, if at all. I do not do those things, as I do not smoke. (unless I am working hard :)) I would not, even if I did. I will give the time if I feel it is safe to do so and can easily see my watch.

I enjoy hearing of stories such as these. Perhaps there is hope for all of the potential, and REAL, "victims" in this world...

Thank you,
Milt G.
 

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I must have been very very lucky, as giving out time of day, light, or smokes, has never gotten me mugged. Ever. Granted, I'm situationally aware, and I stringintly follow the 3 stupids rule. But wow. such a bleak view on life.
 

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I must have been very very lucky, as giving out time of day, light, or smokes, has never gotten me mugged. Ever. Granted, I'm situationally aware, and I stringintly follow the 3 stupids rule. But wow. such a bleak view on life.
pardon my ignorance..."3 stupids rule"?
 

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Asking for a cigarette here doesn't mean you are about to get mugged, it means that fags are so expensive here people can't afford to buy them always. Seriously at 瞿4 ($6.56) for 20. Now that's daylight robbery!
 

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