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Black belt karate shopkeeper in UK snatches gun away, tackles robber

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A shopkeeper with a 1st Dan Black Belt in Seibukan karate disarmed a robber, tackled him, and held him in a leg lock. Unfortunately for the criminal, police arrived 13 minutes later. In a leg lock, that can feel like an eternity! The tackle was aided by another shop clerk, and there is a video. It's messy, but that's reality: Dramatic moment black belt karate shopkeeper in Leicester tackles raider armed with fake gun.

Here is a youtube video with some basic training from Seibukan karate, which looks like a branch of Shorin-ryu (corrections welcome):

Is it real, or is is fake?

Is it real, or possibly fake. You tell us. Krav Maga is known to be a very effective method of self defense, but we think there might be some "monkey business" going on here. From the youtube description: These three guys who sexually harassed this Israeli woman at a bar didn't know she had trained Krav [...]

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Thugs chased off by Ninjas?!

An exchange student was saved from a vicious assault by students from a nearby "ninja school". From the article: "Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school." Never never never never attack someone outside of a martial arts school. Never. Silly Thugs: Thugs chased off by [...]

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