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    Judo Brown Belt uses judo (and chair) on armed robber

    Hapless gun robber picks on the wrong man mountain: Betting shop raider loses out to 18-stone angry punter

    By Chris Brooke

    Martin Richardson in hospital yesterday

    Confronted by a desperate robber carrying a handgun, most of us would simply get out of the way.

    But not 48-year-old Martin Richardson. He’s 18-stone, powerfully built and a judo brown-belt.

    What’s more, at the time of this dramatic standoff, he was in a bad mood.

    As these extraordinary CCTV pictures show, raider Azar Sulman quite simply picked on the wrong guy.

    Father-of-six Mr Richardson stood his ground with his hands in his pockets before attacking Sulman, 20, with a chair.

    After flooring the raider, Mr Richardson used a judo move to pin him to the ground and kept him there for seven minutes until police arrived.

    Judge Scott Wolstenholme praised the have-a-go hero’s ‘tremendous courage’ and awarded him 250 during Sulman’s trial at Leeds Crown Court.

    The robber was sent to a young offenders’ institution for six years.

    Mr Richardson, in hospital yesterday after breaking his arm in a rugby match, is being recommended for a bravery award.

    He admitted he had probably been a ‘bit stupid’ in tackling the robber, but did so because he was in a ‘bad mood’ after failing to win anything in the bookmakers.

    He was in his local branch of William Hill in Leeds on January 28 when Sulman rushed in.

    CCTV images show him threatening the cashier with his gun. Unknown to anyone at the time, it was a replica and he was handed some cash.

    Mr Richardson realised what was happening and went to the door to check if there were accomplices waiting.

    He then stood in the way, staring down the barrel of a gun.

    Mr Richardson said: 'I was stood back near the door. He was near a table and it looked like he was cocking the gun.

    'He wanted me to open the door and kept shouting he would shoot me if I did not open it.

    'I was scared, I couldn't be certain whether the gun was real or not, I thought the male might shoot me anyway for getting in his way.
    Martin Richardson

    The robber, hooded and masked, levels his gun at a cashier
    Martin Richardson

    Cash in one hand, gun in the other, he starts to back out of the bookies... but finds his way out is blocked by Mr Richardson, right

    'I looked him in the eyes, he was just a few feet from me. I thought, "I am not opening the door, if he shoots me he shoots me, but I am not opening the door".

    'Then I picked up the chair and smashed him twice with it. He went down and I managed to kick the gun out of his hand.

    'I managed to get my legs around his body and held him there (for seven minutes) until the police came. I used to do judo and he could not move. I have to admit I was shaking when I was on the floor.'

    Furious at being threatened, Mr Richardson picks up a chair and lashes out

    The judo brown belt swing the chair at the bemused gunman

    Mr Richardson smashes the gunman with the chair as a bemused William Hill clerk looks on

    The court heard it was Sulman’s fourth raid on the chain and the third on the same premises.

    He was trying to fund a 200-a-week cannabis habit.

    He admitted three robbery charges and one attempted robbery.

    Trevor Wilkinson of William Hill, said Mr Richardson had done ‘fantastically well’ but pointed out to other would-be heroes ‘not everyone is built like Martin’.

    Detective Inspector Neil Thompson, of West Yorkshire Police, praised Mr Richardson’s ‘courage and cool-headedness during what must have been an absolutely terrifying experience’.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz0nuyYu5sk

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    Video complete with epic Celtic folk rock soundtrack:

    YouTube- Member of public attacks masked gunman with chair at bookmakers!

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    Awesome!

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    Judo brown belt whacks mugger with a chair



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ber-chair.html

    Confronted by a desperate robber carrying a handgun, most of us would simply get out of the way.

    But not 48-year-old Martin Richardson. He’s 18-stone, powerfully built and a judo brown-belt.

    What’s more, at the time of this dramatic standoff, he was in a bad mood.

    As these extraordinary CCTV pictures show, raider Azar Sulman quite simply picked on the wrong guy.

    Father-of-six Mr Richardson stood his ground with his hands in his pockets before attacking Sulman, 20, with a chair.

    After flooring the raider, Mr Richardson used a judo move to pin him to the ground and kept him there for seven minutes until police arrived.

    Judge Scott Wolstenholme praised the have-a-go hero’s ‘tremendous courage’ and awarded him 250 during Sulman’s trial at Leeds Crown Court.

    The robber was sent to a young offenders’ institution for six years.

    Mr Richardson, in hospital yesterday after breaking his arm in a rugby match, is being recommended for a bravery award.
    He admitted he had probably been a ‘bit stupid’ in tackling the robber, but did so because he was in a ‘bad mood’ after failing to win anything in the bookmakers.

    He was in his local branch of William Hill in Leeds on January 28 when Sulman rushed in.

    CCTV images show him threatening the cashier with his gun. Unknown to anyone at the time, it was a replica and he was handed some cash.

    Mr Richardson realised what was happening and went to the door to check if there were accomplices waiting.

    He then stood in the way, staring down the barrel of a gun.
    Mr Richardson said: 'I was stood back near the door. He was near a table and it looked like he was cocking the gun.

    'He wanted me to open the door and kept shouting he would shoot me if I did not open it.

    'I was scared, I couldn't be certain whether the gun was real or not, I thought the male might shoot me anyway for getting in his way.

    'I looked him in the eyes, he was just a few feet from me. I thought, "I am not opening the door, if he shoots me he shoots me, but I am not opening the door".

    'Then I picked up the chair and smashed him twice with it. He went down and I managed to kick the gun out of his hand.

    'I managed to get my legs around his body and held him there (for seven minutes) until the police came. I used to do judo and he could not move. I have to admit I was shaking when I was on the floor.'

    The court heard it was Sulman’s fourth raid on the chain and the third on the same premises.

    He was trying to fund a 200-a-week cannabis habit.
    He admitted three robbery charges and one attempted robbery.

    Trevor Wilkinson of William Hill, said Mr Richardson had done ‘fantastically well’ but pointed out to other would-be heroes ‘not everyone is built like Martin’.

    Detective Inspector Neil Thompson, of West Yorkshire Police, praised Mr Richardson’s ‘courage and cool-headedness during what must have been an absolutely terrifying experience’.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEkf9GAPXek

    Hurray for Judo, it is quite D34DLY when used with Chair-fu, and holding someone down for 7 minutes is a definite win by Ippon.

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    Wow, that guy is pretty badass. After taking down an armed robber, he breaks his arm in a rugby game. That's hardcore.

    Also, if the robber was spending 200 a week on cannabis he was getting seriously ripped off.

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    Whoops, just realized there's already a thread about this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skepticus View Post
    Whoops, just realized there's already a thread about this...
    There is ?
    Where

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    So, a nearly $400 a week habit? I call some major bullshit on that.

    Sounds like a plea pulled right out of his ass, "Help me your honor, I suffer from a terrible addiction you see..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by honest_truth View Post
    There is ?
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    Here: Judo Brown Belt uses judo (and chair) on armed robber - No BS MMA and Martial Arts


    And you'd have to be almost constantly smoking weed to spend $400 a week on it...

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    What an idiot. If that had been a real gun in the hands of someone who was truly desperate, he would have been shot several times before ever swinging that chair.

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