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Posted On:12/01/2002 6:27am
Style: I wear pants
Man critical after karate kick attack
Nov 15 2002
By Hayley Cuthbertson
A young man is critically ill in a neurological unit after being attacked in Coventry city centre yesterday. The 23-year-old was felled with a karate kick after being chased through the city centre by two or three Asian men at lunchtime yesterday. Police believe there had been some sort of argument between the victim and his attackers which started somewhere in the city centre. This led to the gang chasing the victim down the ramp at the side of the Allders department store.
Det Sgt Phil Rickells said one of the offenders started to attack him while the other aimed a karate kick at him, causing him to fall over and bang his head. He added: “At the time it was thought the victim had sustained only minor head injuries and he was taken to hospital for treatment, but his condition deteriorated rapidly overnight.” The man has now been transferred to the specialist neurological unit at a Birmingham hospital, where his condition was described today as “critical but stable”.
Det Sgt Rickells is now appearing for any workers or shoppers who might have seen the chase and following attack, which happened on the slope leading from the Leofric Hotel entrance past Allders to the top of The Burges. He said: “It would have been very busy at that time, between 12.15pm and about 12.30pm. “The victim was wearing a bright yellow jacket, and we are hoping that will jog people’s memories if they saw him run past being followed by a group of people.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Det Sgt Rickells on 024 7653 9082.
Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
Posted On:12/01/2002 6:29am
Murder hunt as kick victim dies
Nov 19 2002
A murder hunt has been launched following the death of a 23-year-old man who was attacked in front of dozens of shoppers in Coventry city centre. The Foleshill man was felled by a karate kick to his head after being chased through the city centre by a gang of two or three young Asian men last Thursday lunchtime.
His life support machine was turned off yesterday.
Detectives today named the victim as Amrit Bhambra, of George Eliot Road. His condition deteriorated rapidly on Thursday night following the attack and he was transferred to a specialist neurological unit at a Birmingham hospital, where surgeons performed delicate brain surgery over the weekend. Police said his family were warned yesterday that he was dangerously ill, and the decision to turn off the life support system was taken around lunchtime yesterday. The attack happened as the man ran from his pursuers down the slope at the side of the Allders department store, which leads from the Leofric Hotel entrance to the top of the Burges.
Witnesses told police the men attacked him and one aimed a karate-style kick at his head, knocking him out. Detectives believe Mr Bhambra had got into an argument with the other men somewhere in the city centre, which led to the chase. Det Sgt Phil Rickells described the death as “tragic”, and renewed his appeal for anyone who knew anything to come forward.
He said: “His family are devastated by the loss of a son, and this incident is now being treated as murder.
“I am urgently appealing for witnesses. A number of people have already come forward but it was very busy at that time and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw that kick. “There is a suspect in this case who we are keen to speak to. If he is still in Coventry I would strongly urge him to come forward and speak to me at Little Park Street.”
Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Mcdojo.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
Posted On:12/01/2002 5:32pm
The motorcyle incident did not have any thing to do with martial arts.
Posted On:12/01/2002 6:05pm
The man killed was a martial artist. Fool posted it at his site under the topic: "Improving the human gene pool..." Real classy...(shaking head)
Such as thou art, sometime was I.
Posted On:12/02/2002 3:21am
Style: Brazilian Jiujitsu
Just two things and then I'll go back to reading. I don't see how anyone could think that Kungfoolss agenda is defaming ALL practitioners of the martial arts. First of all, this website is apparently devoted to debunking fradulent claims and exposing fradulent schools/instructors. Contextually, what Kungfoolss' posts amount to is insider self-policing. Anyone who cares at all about the martial arts should recognize that one of the only ways to salvage the reputation of their hobby and distance themselves from the worst offenders is to hunt out and expose all such information, rather than become sullen and defensive. We all know that the martial arts are PLAGUED by superstition and fraud.
The other thing is that calling in air strikes is NOT a martial art. There is a common distinction made between art and science. There may be an art to calling in air strikes (I'd have to ask my younger brother; I never had CAS)but it's the equivalent of talking about a surgeon's art. There are objective means for establishing why one or the other tactic is superior, but there is really no objective means for establishing why one air-executed form is better than another...without reference to real-life effectivity, which removes the discussion from the world of 'arts'. And I guarantee you, if you tell a TacP/Romad or forward controller that he is a 'martial artist', he'll probably want to call fire on you.
Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
Posted On:5/11/2004 10:47am
Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
Originally posted by JKDChick
Yeah, but what's his point? That martial artist do bad things? So do non-martial artists. Show me statistical, unbiased, contextual proof that the indcidence of rape, assault, child abuse, murder, whatever, where the perpetrator is a MA is higher than the national or world average and THEN you might have a point. You spend enough time "data mining" the internet for articles, you'll be able to show "evidence" that there's colony of naked amazon women living on the moons of Jupiter.
"I'm not tense; just terribly, terribly alert."
Hmmm... I do think that the rate of criminal behavior is higher in martial artists. While I have no evidence, three of the local mas bbs have managed to become meth addicts and one is in prison.
Whiteshark: "GOD! I hate when I agree with KFSS"
"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
Posted On:5/11/2004 1:06pm
Style: Muay Thai
Christ what a **** troll.
Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
Posted On:5/11/2004 2:43pm
Why the **** would you respond to a thread this old.
Posted On:5/13/2004 10:54am
Sorry if you don't like it, feedback.
Well Brand, because:
1. After a year or two I find myself in KFss's camp. The local martial artists normal vs criminal-incarcerated-drug addict-fuckwad ratio is down, sadly enough, with various victims and hurt people, including one dead teen (shot by bb).
2. I would nominate this for the mega thread, IMHO.
p.s. If I find myself in his political camp, the lobotomy was successful.
Posted On:10/07/2004 10:17pm
Style: Satori-Ryu Iaido
I am one of Dale Kirby's students (the guy who jumped out of the plane with the katana). He has a picture of that up on his wall. He told us that all that he was thinking about during the jump was to hold on to the sword because it was worth a lot of money. While he may be a little "different" he sure can teach and kick ass. I think that it is kind of funny that a man of his status (7th Dan Wado Ryu and 7th Dan Iaido) teaches PE in a small town in Middle Tennessee. Man my PE teachers always sucked.
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