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  1. DdlR is offline
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    English Civil War re-enactor disarms knife-wielding robber (twice)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz22rbuK4QB

    The grandfather wrenched the knife from the man’s hand and then pinned him to the counter while the shopkeeper dialled 999.

    During the brawl, the masked robber drew a second knife – but Mr Thompson disarmed him again before pinning him to the floor and waiting for police.

    Mr Thompson is second in command of The Earl of Northampton’s Regiment of Foote in the Sealed Knot.

    The group meets regularly at weekends to re-enact Civil War battles in 17th-century costume.

    Mr Thompson said he used the skills he learned with the Sealed Knot to disarm the robber.

    ‘If it wasn’t for the re-enactment group I couldn’t have done it,’ he said.

    ‘It is never real when we learn how to deal with knives and swords but the movements are for real.’
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    That's cool but I wish the article described his movements a bit better. "Pull them over the counter defence" has a certain ring to it though.
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    Jayzus - dealt with two knives. That guy has stones, along with old age and treachery.

    This has simply left me wondering why my Wife has not joined up with our local artillery regiment.
    Last edited by Hexe; 8/08/2012 1:41am at . Reason: I speak bad england
  4. doofaloofa is online now

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    Zounds! So LARPing is the real deadly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Zounds! So LARPing is the real deadly!
    And queue Ninjalanche
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    Normally I would say it was luck, but he was able to reproduce the results. This would have been a more entertaining read if his LARPing was something like game of thrones or Jedi.
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    Note to self: bring three knives to next robbery.
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    Its it just me or are over half the articles about badass dudes beating up robbers involve a old dude. I am glad to hear the old man didn't get hurt.
  9. doofaloofa is online now

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    Quote Originally Posted by judokarl View Post
    Its it just me or are over half the articles about badass dudes beating up robbers involve a old dude. I am glad to hear the old man didn't get hurt.
    Every dog has his day...eventually
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    Quote Originally Posted by judokarl View Post
    Its it just me or are over half the articles about badass dudes beating up robbers involve a old dude. I am glad to hear the old man didn't get hurt.
    The article's from the Daily Mail, so its gotta be less than half, since at least half of their articles are half-naked women.
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