The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Friday, October 05, 2012

Who Needs Fiction: Another Warrior Poet

A few months ago, I made a post about Cameron Conaway, who was formerly a MMA cage fighter and an award winning poet.

Here is another one from the pages of the news. Below is an excerpt. The full article may be read here.


Have-a-go poet floors moped mugger with karate kicks

Justin Davenport, Crime Editor
27 Feb 2012


A 60-year-old poet karate-kicked a mugger to the ground as he tried to flee with a woman's handbag.

Neil Gevisser, who learned the martial art in his native South Africa, went into action after a heavily built young thug robbed a mother as she waited in her car to collect her child from school.
The robber smashed a window in the 4x4 with a stone, snatched the bag and sprinted away to a moped which he had left running when Mr Gevisser, alerted by the 40-year-old woman's screams, intervened.

Mr Gevisser aimed a karate kick at the moped, sending it spinning around and throwing the robber to the ground.

When the mugger leapt up and advanced towards him, Mr Gevisser, who is 5ft 8ins tall, kicked him in the stomach with a "karate roundhouse" and then in the shins. The robber ran off empty-handed, limping.

4 comments:

The Strongest Karate said...

There are certain things I love to read on the internet and close to the top of the list are true stories of older guys kicking the crap out of criminals.

Rick said...

As an older guy, I enjoy that sort of story as well.

Paul said...

Every time I read such a story, I would feel a little bit sad, and would wonder what happened to today's younger guys? .....Are they demonstrating for more social benefits? Or burning down some trash or Toyota cars down one main street.:):)

Rick said...

It just seems to me that if people put their energy into something positive, we'd all be better off.