Respected On All Sides
- Jun 20, 2008
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- Political Leaning
"There were still some kids in the dojo being picked up by parents and a couple of adult students cleaning up when a young lady came through our doors and stated that someone was trying to harm her," he told CNN.
"Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building," he said. "Not knowing what he wanted, I assumed he was inquiring about classes."
"I asked how I could assist him and he stated that he was there for the lady. She insisted that she did not know him and tried to kidnap her."
Ephraim said he asked the man to leave, but he stated he was not going anywhere. "He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging," the instructor said.
"I then went into action defending myself and got him out of the dojo. Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly."
The suspect also tried to assault police officers before he was arrested, WSOC reports.
He was taken to the hospital with injuries. There's no word on his condition at this point.
As a martial arts fan, the level of frustration in reading this article, on a scale of one to ten, is an eleven. Imagine watching your favorite Bruce Lee film and at every moment where a fight is about to happen, words fill the screen saying, "A kerfuffle ensues; injuries are sustained."
In any case, I'm reminded of some movie where some robbers go into a popular bar to hold it up and take the register. It's a fully-filled cop bar.