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    score another for judo

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    International judo competitor uses martial arts to disarm suspect in Kansas City

    BY ANNA SPOERRE
    OCTOBER 27, 2020 01:04 PM, UPDATED OCTOBER 27, 2020 02:01 PM

    Do you know what to do if you accidentally dial 911? Do you know what information is crucial in an emergency? Here's what you need to know to get the police, fire or ambulance service you need fast. BY MARK HOFFER

    A Kansas City man used his professional martial arts training to disarm a man attempting to rob him Monday night, police said.

    Josh Henges, of Kansas City, was walking home Monday evening when he felt someone grab his shoulder and press a gun against his back, according to a news release from the Kansas City Police Department.

    Henges used to be a member of the USA Judo team. He told police he was heading back from a convenience store around 8:15 p.m. in the 4100 block of Warwick Boulevard when a 20-year-old man came up behind him.

    As Henges turned around, the young man held the gun up to Henges’ forehead and told him to hand over his possessions, according to the news release.

    The judo competitor and Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor then grabbed the suspect’s shoulder and disarmed him.

    “Henges said he was able to use his training to take the suspect to the ground and restrain him,” the release read.

    He called 911 while holding the attempted robber down.

    “He was in grabbing range of me,” Henges told police, according to the release. “You don’t have to hurt him. You just hold him in place, and there’s no permanent injury.”

    Officers arriving at the scene found the young man pinned beneath Henges. The suspect was taken into custody.

    Police later said the weapon was a BB gun. They are expecting charges to be filed soon, according to the Tuesday afternoon release.

    “Henges said he has compassion for the suspect and hope he gets the help he needs,” the release read.
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    Score one for Muay Thai

    Good Samaritan uses martial arts training to thwart attempted NYC kidnapping
    By Tamar Lapin November 16, 2020 | 11:03pm | Updated

    A New Yorker put his martial arts skills to use and thwarted an attempted baby-snatching in a Big Apple park last week, pinning the perp down for 15 minutes until authorities arrived, he said Monday.

    Brian Kemsley, a 33-year-old Muay Thai coach, stepped in when he saw a man trying to grab a baby inside a stroller from a woman who was also holding another child in her arms last Monday in Madison Square Park.

    “I was trying to get him away from the mother, and let her get away to safety … But toward the end of it, I was also trying to keep the guy safe from the mob,” he told The Post.

    The NYPD said it responded to the park that day around 3:35 p.m. for a report of an emotionally disturbed person, who was taken into custody and to Bellevue hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

    The foiled kidnapping — first reported by PIX11 — was captured on cellphone footage showing Kemsley tackling the man to the ground and holding him there.

    As he was holding him, Kemsley said, he realized that the man, who kept itching for a fight, was also unwell, at one point appearing to think he was speaking to President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.


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    Kemsley said that despite having trained in martial arts, including jiujitsu for a decade, he was “worried about passing out and losing my grip” by the end of the 15 minutes.

    “Here’s the thing, I don’t enjoy jiujitsu, I don’t think training is particularly fun, but I have a lot of respect for it as it is absolutely essential in a street fight and self-defense,” he said in an Instagram post about the incident.

    “I’d like to point out that when it comes to community security, that smashing someone should not be the priority,” he added in another post.

    “We’re not suppose to show up with sticks and start beating people. The priority should always be to defuse the situation safely and as non violently as possible so we do not escalate the situation.”

    After the ordeal, Kemsley said a bystander lent him a bottle of hand sanitizer that he “used in one shot.”

    Then “everyone started clapping, everyone was grateful.”

    “That was a very nice moment,” he recalled.
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    This could use more details...

    ... perhaps the will emerge with some later report.

    Elderly Woman, 80, Uses Her Martial Arts Skills to Fend off Two 21-Year-Old Thieves
    BY REBECCA SPEARE-COLE ON 12/7/20 AT 10:18 AM EST

    An 80-year-old woman fended off two 21-year-old thieves who were trying to raid her home in France by using her martial arts skills.

    Two 21-year-old men appeared at the Béziers criminal court on Friday for assaulting and attempting to steal from her home in Agde in the southern region of Hérault on November 17, according to France Bleu.

    It emerged that the men, both from Frontignan, had thought the woman was wealthy so planned to target her house but it was in fact a modest home on the Hérault river, the broadcaster said.

    One of the men, a former legionnaire, was wearing a motorcycle helmet and was carrying a semi-automatic pistol, when he rang the doorbell. The gun has not been found, the court reportedly heard.

    The woman, who is Belgian and has been described as a "master" in martial arts by French media, opened the door and was confronted by one of the two men.

    Instead of retreating, she kicked him in the testicles before punching him several times, according to France Bleu.

    As the man tried to contain her, she reportedly struggled as much as she could before screaming loudly to alert neighbours.

    Three people came running to help and as they arrived to help, reports say the man attempted to grab the jewelry the elderly lady was wearing but to no avail.


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    He then fled, joining the other man who was reportedly waiting on a stolen motorcycle in front of the house. They drove off without having stolen anything.

    The driver of the motorcycle, a former soldier, was arrested last week after the discovery of several of his fingerprints at the scene, France Blue said.

    The other man who confronted the woman has been sentenced five times in the past, including spending three years in prison for aggravated theft before being released last April, the media outlet added.

    He now reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison so asked for a trial postponement in court to prepare his defense. Both men have been remanded in custody as they await trial, reports say.

    Meanwhile, the 80-year-old woman sustained wounds to her hands in the attack and has now been given 30 days of Incapacité Temporaire Totale de Travail (ITT), which means time off work due to her injuries.

    Newsweek has contacted the local police in Adge for comment.
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    Want to know more about this...

    I'm assuming it went well for the instructor since there was an arrest.

    Sheriff’s report: Man arrested after drunkenly picking a fight with a martial arts instructor
    Summit County SUMMIT-COUNTY | 4h ago

    The Summit County Sheriff's report
    Deputies arrested a 34-year-old Orem man after he appeared to try to drunkenly pick a fight with a martial arts instructor, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputies responded on Wednesday to the scene in Pinebrook, where witnesses reported that the man was being aggressive with a martial arts instructor and appeared intoxicated, according to the report.

    Deputies indicated the man assaulted the instructor and that he had a warrant out for his arrest. Deputies booked the man into the Summit County Jail.
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