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A would-be kidnapper chased a woman into a Karate Dojo. – That was a bad move.

A man tries to kidnap a woman by forcing her into his car, in north Charlotte, North Carolina. She breaks free, and runs into a nearby karate studio pleading for

You can already see how this ends: with the suspect being carried out on a stretcher after a fight with a karate head instructor.
The incident happened at 9 p.m. Thursday outside Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo, according to CNN affiliate WSOC and the head instructor, Randall Ephraim.
WSOC reported that cops said the man tried to force the woman in his vehicle near the karate school.
Ephraim told CNN he was straightening up when the woman rushed inside the studio.
"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.


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Hanshi’s Note

There is an interesting debate going on in the fitness world between those who actually go to a club and work

out with others in a social setting or in group classes and those who stay at home and ride a stationary bike or treadmill hooked up to the internet where they get direction from a video or live instructor on a screen.

You can do some research and decide for yourself but the bottom line with health and fitness, studies have shown there must be mental stimulation along with physical exertion; formats of fitness that go over one hour and are redundant in nature, ie; the same 5k trek over and over, are not helpful as there needs to be a constant change in how the body is challenged in movement, stretching and resistance training etc. 

In budo, the spiritual element is added to bolster the mind and body training to take back into daily living for energy efficiency and skill application when needed along with stress management. Where you stand when you are young is where you sit when you are old so best to get up this year and start moving some which way and if you need a little motivation remember there is nothing that will get you moving faster than a punch coming at your head! And since the first rule of blocking is you do not block with your head then the skill of self defence will show the alternative solution in a mentally stimulating physically challenging and spiritually cultivating format without gadgets or gimmicks only tools of skill, no toys. 

Big breath in , here we go 2019, and breath out. 

Happy New Year, wishing you a new year filled with tranquillity, depth and skillful action.


Hanshi Platt

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New Element Discovered!

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science.

The new element, Governmentium(Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years; It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.