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    Ghurka kicks mugger's ass and holds him down despite having blade stuck in his arm

    Sorry for the long title but I guess this is another worthy Bad Ass of the month contender.

    Basically a retired Ghurka is out with his wife and is approached by an armed mugger at an ATM. He calmly warns the mugger that he's a former Ghurka but the mugger still attacks him and gets his ass kicked even though he manages to bury the five inch blade of the knife into his arm.

    BBC news story here;

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-19944833

    Tabloid news article with a bit more detail and photos here;

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ts-robber.html
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    I hope he has a speedy recovery. Good to hear stories with happy endings in the news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    I hope he has a speedy recovery. Good to hear stories with happy endings in the news.

    Do they get a British citizenship when they are done with their contract? Like the french foreign legion?

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    After reading an exceptionally long Wikipedia reference, I gather that they do under certain circumstances.

    On 21 May 2009, the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that all Gurkha veterans who retired before 1997 with at least four years service would be allowed to settle in the UK.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurkha


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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    After reading an exceptionally long Wikipedia reference, I gather that they do under certain circumstances.
    Yup, and even then, they had to kick our parliament and government policy makers' asses through the courts just to win that right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nointro View Post
    Yup, and even then, they had to kick our parliament and government policy makers' asses through the courts just to win that right.
    luckily they had Purdey from the New Avengers on there side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharabus View Post
    luckily they had Purdey from the New Avengers on there side
    Was she the actress whose father had served as a Gurkha?


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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    Was she the actress whose father had served as a Gurkha?

    yeah, Joanna Lumley, I believe her father was a British officer that served with the Ghurkas rather than a Ghurka himself,

    from what I understand post 1997 Ghurkas already had this right, the fight was to give equal rights to soldiers who served prior to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nointro View Post
    Sorry for the long title but I guess this is another worthy Bad Ass of the month contender.

    Basically a retired Ghurka is out with his wife and is approached by an armed mugger at an ATM. He calmly warns the mugger that he's a former Ghurka but the mugger still attacks him and gets his ass kicked even though he manages to bury the five inch blade of the knife into his arm.

    BBC news story here;

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-19944833

    Tabloid news article with a bit more detail and photos here;

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ts-robber.html
    Another justifiable reason that we should ride the nutts of the Gurkhas, IMO!!
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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