Re: Aikido vs. Holduppers
Ok, now that we're done with belaboring the typecasting (i started it, apologies for the thread drift), let's get back to the video clip..
After watching it several times, the sequence of events seems to be as follows:
At around 9 PM, the three alleged muggers confront the aikidoist and his girlfriend.. according to the girl, one points a balisong (butterfly knife at her), another holds her and tries to cover her mouth, and the third grabs her bag.
The aikidoist is able to defend himself. His only comment on what he did is that he was able to evade the punches of the muggers. Apparently he did get tagged as the camera does a close up of the area behind his left ear, which appears to have some sort of bruise.
The girlfriend was able to alert the police who rounded up the alleged muggers. The alleged muggers were also identified as being responsible for a series of previous muggings.
In their defense, the suspects claimed they were new to the area and not criminals and that the aikidoist thought they were going to do something to his girlfriend that's why he became agressive.
SInce there are no visible knife wounds on the suspects, it seems the aikidoist did not employ a blade.
Its been a while since I saw Mike Enriquez (the presenter).. I'd forgotten how annoying his voice is..
Last edited by CitoMaramba : 06-29-2007 at 07:22 AM.