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Lefty
1/26/2007 4:18am,
You thought the politics were bad at your school. In East Timor the tension between rival martial arts schools has led to multiple murders.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21096889-1702,00.html


TWO youths were hacked to death in the East Timor capital Dili as violence involving disciples from rival martial arts schools erupted. The youths, one of whom was a member of the national police, were killed as they walked home from church, a witness said.
“They were attacked while on their way home. One youth died on the spot and slumped on the road,” said witness Crispin Lopez.

“The police member was slashed in the neck and died as he attempted to run home, while the other was seriously wounded in an attack at his home.” A third youth suffered from slash wounds in a separate attack not far away, he added. Violence was also reported near the UN mission in Caicoli.

A mob attacked the house of a martial arts trainer and injured four youths, but the rapid intervention of a Portuguese police unit prevented more violence. Shots were fired into the air, witnesses said. Stone-throwing between youths from rival groups was also reported in the Kolmera commercial district, but a strong UN police presence quickly put an end to the violence. An outbreak of violence in Dili in May 2006 saw 37 killed when clashes between security force factions degenerated into street violence, pitting members of street gangs and rival martial arts schools against each other.

More people have since been killed in sporadic violence in Dili and surrounding districts.
The violence prompted the fledgling nation to seek the deployment of foreign peacekeepers and UN police, and the installation of a new government in July headed by Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

bad credit
1/27/2007 7:42pm,
****, martial arts all over the world need MORE of this. There would be a lot less Bullshido techniques, schools, styles and instructors real fast.

TheBigSwede
2/12/2007 1:28pm,
****, martial arts all over the world need MORE of this. There would be a lot less Bullshido techniques, schools, styles and instructors real fast.
Survival of the strongest for t3h w1n!!!111!1

Wait, you don't have to be strong, you only have to be better armed and surprise the other guy. *Thinks a bit* Nope, won't work in UFC. Or Pride. But keep doing it and you'll soon find out how your 1337 techniques work in the slammer.

Not.

End. Nothing to see. Move along. Yes, you too.

FictionPimp
2/12/2007 2:55pm,
They are so tough they required a UN police presence to break they up.