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    Karateka defeats a bear in hand to hand combat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.V8jwrpN97bQ

    MAEBASHI, GUNMA PREF. – A 63-year-old man who was fishing on a river in Gunma Prefecture was attacked by a bear, but fought the animal off using karate, police said Thursday.

    The man, from Naganohara, Gunma, whose name was not disclosed, was attacked by what appeared to be an Asian black bear at around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, when he was fishing on the Jizo River in the town, police officials said.

    The bear, which was roughly 1.9 meters tall, reportedly sprang on to the man when their eyes met. The karate rank holder, who is about 1.7 meters tall, fought back and attacked the bear’s eyes. The bear ran away, and the man suffered bites and scratches on his head and right side of his body, according to the officials.

    The officials said there had been witness reports of a bear in the area. “If you witness a bear, don’t fight but walk away quietly and report to police,” a police official said.
    I guess it wouldn't have worked if the bear had been on the street, but since it was in a river and not on the street, the karate had bear-whupping power!
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    It could be this incident they are referring to:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dspAa9NQ-c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
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    I guess it wouldn't have worked if the bear had been on the street, but since it was in a river and not on the street, the karate had bear-whupping power!
    i'm sure he was in the river doing his kata for several hours first to generate the necessary anti-bear power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    It could be this incident they are referring to:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dspAa9NQ-c
    Now that was damned funny!
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    It probably went down like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.V8jwrpN97bQ



    I guess it wouldn't have worked if the bear had been on the street, but since it was in a river and not on the street, the karate had bear-whupping power!
    Hmmm...

    rsus thibetanus japonicus Schlegel, 1857
    Asiatic Black Bear.jpg Honshū and Shikoku. Extinct on Kyushu. A small subspecies weighing between 60–120 kg for the adult male and 40–100 kg for the adult female. The average body length is 110–140 cm.[16] It lacks the thick neck fur of other subspecies, and has a darker coloured snout[9] Japanese black bear

    That was one lucky man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    i'm sure he was in the river doing his kata for several hours first to generate the necessary anti-bear power.
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