Woman Uses Karate Training to Fight Off Two Thugs

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi, originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

A couple weeks ago we told you about the teen girl who used karate to fight off her attacker in Olympia, Washington.

We just came across another incident of a woman using karate to defend herself, this time in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Herald has the details:

Two thugs got more than they bargained for when they attacked a young Wellington woman as she walked home from a nightshift at the weekend.

The 18-year-old was walking along Taranaki St, near the Salvation Army store and the old Amalgamated Video building, about 6.15am on Saturday when she noticed a man watching her. When she passed him, he attempted to grab her and pull her towards his vehicle, a maroon four-door car.

They found they were no match for the waitress who floored the pair by using her martial arts skills.

Police said they were impressed with the young woman’s bravery.

“Luckily the victim has several years of karate experience and was able to fight the offender off, however, a second man attempted to grab her handbag over her shoulder. She managed to punch him before she fell to the ground,” Detective Sergeant Shane Dye said.

Detective Sergeant Dye said the victim luckily managed to fend off her attackers and make her escape.

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