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(Boston Herald)   Twelve-year-old Karate Kid uses his martial arts training to take down gun-wielding thugs and save his family. Just kidding he just remained calm and called the cops   (bostonherald.com) divider line 92
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2008-07-03 10:55:03 PM
Sgt. Richard Fuller, of Weymouth police, praised Hunyh for saving his family. "The boy is the hero. If he hadn't called police, the thieves would have gotten away with the brutal crime," Fuller said.

Hero tag busy during Independence Day?
 
2008-07-03 11:45:59 PM
why is this asinine?
 
2008-07-03 11:47:10 PM
Fark you and your assinine tag subby this kid really did display the best parts of martial arts training, he kept his cool and did the smartest thing which was to call the police. If he had tried some dumbass technique ala' an internet tough guy he and his family would likely be dead.
 
2008-07-03 11:54:57 PM
You know, for entertainments sake it would've been cool if he had gone upstairs & opened up a can of whoop-ass on 'em all Jet Li style. But in reality he did the right thing & saved his family a lot of harm & grief.
 
2008-07-03 11:55:01 PM
My first reaction was to go upstairs and help them, but I knew I couldn't take on three grown men by myself, so I called the police."

Asinine? The kid weighed the odds & correctly called in the cavalry. That and, outside of the Matrix, fancy moves don't mean a whole lot when you're being shot at.
 
2008-07-04 12:47:26 AM
NuttierThanEver:Fark you and your assinine tag subby this kid really did display the best parts of martial arts training, he kept his cool and did the smartest thing which was to call the police. If he had tried some dumbass technique ala' an internet tough guy he and his family would likely be dead.

This.

My Kenjutsu sensei told us of a time when he got surrounded by a bunch of teenagers outside a movie theater in Boston. We kept asking him, "what technique did you use to defeat 7 men?" He looked at us like we were crazy and said, "What do you idiots think I did? I kicked the lead guy in the nuts and ran."

/Use the Nike Defense whenever possible...
//It's not about cool techniques - though you certainly can end up using them - it's about the discipline and mental development, and knowing when NOT to use the Nike Defense.
 
2008-07-04 12:50:48 AM
NuttierThanEver:Fark you and your assinine tag subby

SilentStrider:why is this asinine?

At the risk of ruining the thread, or maybe I can enhance it: I'm the subby.

I noticed the front page of the Boston Herald in one of those newspaper dispensers today. I was at a Dunkin Donuts in Weymouth when I saw it. The entire front page of the Herald was a huge picture of the kid performing a karate kick. The main headline in large print said, "Karate Kid!" I might be getting the exact wording wrong, but that was the jist of it. Then there was a smaller headline that said, "(youngster) uses martial arts training to save his family."

That led me to believe the kid had kicked some ass. But then there was yet a smaller headline on the front page of the Herald that revealed that the kid called the cops.

The img1.fark.net tag is because the Herald made it seem like the kid did some serious damage on the thugs, but on the same page they revealed that he only called the cops.

Any Farker that saw the front page of the print version will know what I'm saying.

/I do think the kid was a hero, I'm only talking about the way it was reported
 
2008-07-04 01:21:33 AM
jaylectricity:
At the risk of ruining the thread, or maybe I can enhance it: I'm the subby.

I noticed the front page of the Boston Herald in one of those newspaper dispensers today. I was at a Dunkin Donuts in Weymouth when I saw it. The entire front page of the Herald was a huge picture of the kid performing a karate kick. The main headline in large print said, "Karate Kid!" I might be getting the exact wording wrong, but that was the jist of it. Then there was a smaller headline that said, "(youngster) uses martial arts training to save his family."

That led me to believe the kid had kicked some ass. But then there was yet a smaller headline on the front page of the Herald that revealed that the kid called the cops.

The tag is because the Herald made it seem like the kid did some serious damage on the thugs, but on the same page they revealed that he only called the cops.

Any Farker that saw the front page of the print version will know what I'm saying.

/I do think the kid was a hero, I'm only talking about the way it was reported


Okay. That makes more sense.
 
2008-07-04 01:36:54 AM
We need a 'Flamebait' tag....
 
2008-07-04 04:30:03 AM
HOW DARE YOU INSULT OUR STRATEGY OF KEEPING COOL IN A CRISIS!!! fark YOU, SUBBY!!!
 
2008-07-04 04:38:25 AM
jaylectricity:NuttierThanEver:Fark you and your assinine tag subby

SilentStrider:why is this asinine?

At the risk of ruining the thread, or maybe I can enhance it: I'm the subby.

I noticed the front page of the Boston Herald in one of those newspaper dispensers today. I was at a Dunkin Donuts in Weymouth when I saw it. The entire front page of the Herald was a huge picture of the kid performing a karate kick. The main headline in large print said, "Karate Kid!" I might be getting the exact wording wrong, but that was the jist of it. Then there was a smaller headline that said, "(youngster) uses martial arts training to save his family."

That led me to believe the kid had kicked some ass. But then there was yet a smaller headline on the front page of the Herald that revealed that the kid called the cops.

The tag is because the Herald made it seem like the kid did some serious damage on the thugs, but on the same page they revealed that he only called the cops.

Any Farker that saw the front page of the print version will know what I'm saying.

/I do think the kid was a hero, I'm only talking about the way it was reported


I agree with your point, being from "the bean", and seeing the Herald today. The underlying meaning is that this kid wasn't paralyzed by fear and risk gettin caught to call the cops and save his family.
 
2008-07-04 04:42:03 AM
Can someone absolutely confirm this is not some sort of movie promo?
/jk
 
2008-07-04 04:44:25 AM
What's with the hate?

FTFA:

"I'm really happy I helped my family. My first reaction was to go upstairs and help them, but I knew I couldn't take on three grown men by myself, so I called the police."

Makes perfect sense to me.
 
2008-07-04 04:45:08 AM
Well, that's money well spent. It looks like paying for their son to receive ass kicking lessons was a waste when all they needed was a lesson on how to use the phone.

Boys and girls, this is why you keep guns in your house. Two guys with guns breaking in won't be expecting you to have your guns ready to go the moment they get inside your home.
 
2008-07-04 04:46:50 AM
FightDirector:/Use the Nike Defense whenever possible...


I keep trying to tell my buddy Wes this. The kid's got triple the kung fu training time I do, and he regularly gets his ass kicked because he gets into situations where his aptitude is exceeded by their numbers and "non-traditional fighting techniques" (like run up and punch you in the back of the f'n head).

I blame all the bo katas. Looking badass + a 9' reach tends to make one cocky.
 
2008-07-04 04:47:29 AM
Great Janitor:Two guys with guns breaking in won't be expecting you to have your guns ready to go the moment they get inside your home.

And this is why I'm against gun control.
 
2008-07-04 04:48:44 AM
From TFA: "You must defeat my dragon punch to stand a chance."

/The kid's a hero!
 
2008-07-04 04:49:14 AM
Everyone owes jaylectricity a big ol' hug now.

Yeah it makes sense.
....Asinine it is.
 
2008-07-04 04:57:47 AM
Indy ..don't drink the blood!
 
2008-07-04 05:01:28 AM
to quote one of my instructors: "techniques get you killed" kid did the right thing.
 
2008-07-04 05:03:14 AM
I work for an online martial arts expert and I have really bad taste in puns, so I'm really getting...
 
2008-07-04 05:18:07 AM
No matter how much martial arts training a 12 year-old has, he'll never beat up a full grown man. With a gun. And two friends.
 
2008-07-04 05:18:54 AM
I thought in America cops never help stop any crimes? Surely he should have called the A-team or Buffy or something.
 
2008-07-04 05:28:26 AM
FTA: "Weymouth cops arrested four men, two who fled from the house and two others when their getaway car crashed."

In other words, they all left before the cops showed up, so the boy's 911 call had nothing to do with the family's survival... hence, asinine.

Sure, it may have enabled the cops to catch them after the fact. but that's not the point that the writer makes, now is it?
 
2008-07-04 05:44:17 AM
Occam's Chainsaw:FightDirector:/Use the Nike Defense whenever possible...


I keep trying to tell my buddy Wes this. The kid's got triple the kung fu training time I do, and he regularly gets his ass kicked because he gets into situations where his aptitude is exceeded by their numbers and "non-traditional fighting techniques" (like run up and punch you in the back of the f'n head).

I blame all the bo katas. Looking badass + a 9' reach tends to make one cocky.


Discretion is something that every martial artist has to learn for themselves. He'll either figure it out, or he'll find himself lying is a hospital bed for a good long time if he's lucky.

I actually feel kinda hypocritical saying this. I got out of the Army and can't run anymore (seriously screwed-up leg), so I can't run away if something happens. Ergot, I've been both practicing technique (alternating days between Sanshou and Krav Maga) and practicing at the range. Can't even follow my own advice...
 
2008-07-04 05:45:27 AM
I love how the article mentions the bad guys had "fully loaded" pistols.

I'd expect it to be newsworthy if the guns weren't loaded.
 
2008-07-04 05:45:43 AM
Ok, did this kid pose for a "Drop Kick", after passively calling 911?
KEEEEEE 9 IIIIIIIIII 1 AAAAAAAAAAA 1 AAAAAAAAA... yes officer I could use some assistance....
 
2008-07-04 05:48:06 AM
jaylectricity:NuttierThanEver:Fark you and your assinine tag subby

SilentStrider:why is this asinine?

At the risk of ruining the thread, or maybe I can enhance it: I'm the subby.

I noticed the front page of the Boston Herald in one of those newspaper dispensers today. I was at a Dunkin Donuts in Weymouth when I saw it. The entire front page of the Herald was a huge picture of the kid performing a karate kick. The main headline in large print said, "Karate Kid!" I might be getting the exact wording wrong, but that was the jist of it. Then there was a smaller headline that said, "(youngster) uses martial arts training to save his family."

That led me to believe the kid had kicked some ass. But then there was yet a smaller headline on the front page of the Herald that revealed that the kid called the cops.

The tag is because the Herald made it seem like the kid did some serious damage on the thugs, but on the same page they revealed that he only called the cops.

Any Farker that saw the front page of the print version will know what I'm saying.

/I do think the kid was a hero, I'm only talking about the way it was reported


Thanks for posting this-- the pic is annoying as hell, but I was also wondering why this got the asinine tag. Very good.
 
2008-07-04 05:51:15 AM
Shvetz:No matter how much martial arts training a 12 year-old has, he'll never beat up a full grown man. With a gun. And two friends.

Obviously you've never ran into 12 year old Chuck Norris.
 
2008-07-04 05:58:35 AM
/Disappointed with the yellow on yellow crime. Azn solidarity ftw
 
2008-07-04 06:07:33 AM
asinine?

what? farkin morons for greening this
 
2008-07-04 06:10:23 AM
Useless little prick.
 
2008-07-04 06:13:24 AM
asinine cause he should have sprinted into a hail of gunfire and taken them out with roundhouse kicks while dodging the bullets matrix-style ...
 
2008-07-04 06:16:04 AM
I have a mild threadjack question for all you martial arts aficianados. What style or discipline did Matt Damon use in the Bourne trilogy? I honestly want to know. Never seen it before.
 
2008-07-04 06:16:22 AM
Cormee
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whoa whoa there cupcake. take a minute of your busy life to scroll upwards and remover the two by four from your rectums.
 
2008-07-04 06:28:12 AM
Odisae

It looked like Kali Eskrima to me.
 
2008-07-04 06:35:33 AM
Egon Spengler:whoa whoa there cupcake. take a minute of your busy life to scroll upwards and remover the two by four from your rectums.

I don't think it takes years of Karate training to realise you don't stand a chance in hell against 3 opponents and subsequently phone the police - I may be going out on a limb by saying that someone without training would have done the same as he did - hide in a corner and call the filth.
 
2008-07-04 06:39:09 AM
jaylectricity:NuttierThanEver:Fark you and your assinine tag subby

SilentStrider:why is this asinine?

At the risk of ruining the thread, or maybe I can enhance it: I'm the subby.

I noticed the front page of the Boston Herald in one of those newspaper dispensers today. I was at a Dunkin Donuts in Weymouth when I saw it. The entire front page of the Herald was a huge picture of the kid performing a karate kick. The main headline in large print said, "Karate Kid!" I might be getting the exact wording wrong, but that was the jist of it. Then there was a smaller headline that said, "(youngster) uses martial arts training to save his family."

That led me to believe the kid had kicked some ass. But then there was yet a smaller headline on the front page of the Herald that revealed that the kid called the cops.

The tag is because the Herald made it seem like the kid did some serious damage on the thugs, but on the same page they revealed that he only called the cops.

Any Farker that saw the front page of the print version will know what I'm saying.

/I do think the kid was a hero, I'm only talking about the way it was reported


So freaking what? If you need to write an explanation for your choice of tag, you fail.
 
2008-07-04 06:41:15 AM
odisae:I have a mild threadjack question for all you martial arts aficianados. What style or discipline did Matt Damon use in the Bourne trilogy? I honestly want to know. Never seen it before.

it was a movie. it wasnt real.
 
2008-07-04 06:43:10 AM
odisae:I have a mild threadjack question for all you martial arts aficianados. What style or discipline did Matt Damon use in the Bourne trilogy? I honestly want to know. Never seen it before.

It's Krav Maga.

/been doing it for 2 years so don't fark with me. Dude.
 
2008-07-04 06:49:01 AM
shidekigonomo:/Disappointed with the yellow on yellow crime. Azn solidarity ftw

Off the top of my head ...

Japan vs. China
China and North Korea vs. South Korea
North vs. South Vietnam
Cambodia vs. Cambodia
Myanmar vs. Myanmar

Isn't "Azn solidarity" kind of an oxymoron?

/Not judgin'.
//Just sayin'.
 
2008-07-04 06:51:53 AM
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2008-07-04 07:00:15 AM
Very unrealistic scenario, Suicidal Writer. There's no broom in my bedroom.
 
2008-07-04 07:17:46 AM
Whitewabbit:odisae:I have a mild threadjack question for all you martial arts aficianados. What style or discipline did Matt Damon use in the Bourne trilogy? I honestly want to know. Never seen it before.

it was a movie. it wasnt real.


But, HE'S STILL REAL TO ME DAMMIT!!!!

buffalosoldier never heard of that one, I'll look it up.
Cormee I have heard of this one at least, and no I won't fark with you.

Thanks guys
 
2008-07-04 07:18:20 AM
Suicidal Writer: What if the "crash at 3 am" turns out to be a group of men all armed with guns bigger than yours, all alert and awake and expecting resistance from someone who's just stumbled out of bed, half asleep and fumbling with his weapon?

Also, what if that crash at 3 am turns out to be your kid trying to get a drink of water in the kitchen, but drops something. Will you go charging in like Rambo with your weapon drawn, pointed at some shadowy figure? Or do people like you just lock your kids in their room for the night during your "securing of the compound"?

Epic Fail. But I'm not worried, you'll probably end up shooting your foot off if something bad really happened....Barney Fife
 
2008-07-04 07:33:23 AM
buffalosoldier:It looked like Kali Eskrima to me.

According to IMDB you are right and I am wrong. My trainer is a lying whore.

It's funny because most of the moves are the exact same in KM.
 
2008-07-04 07:33:27 AM
Mods, can we get the tag changed from Asinine to Hero please.

I know jaylectricity explained why he chose the tag, but if you have to explain why you chose the tag in the comments rather than it being incorporated into the summary then you've got the wrong tag.
 
2008-07-04 07:35:31 AM
realistically showing someone that you are armed tends to end the confrontation.
 
2008-07-04 07:38:21 AM
Cheers to Suicidal Writer for the well done propaganda!

I especially like how the guy who has no threat in sights keeps his finger off the trigger, while the lady who is in the showdown maintains a relaxed, but firm grip with her trigger finger gently squeezing.


Occam's Chainsaw:I keep trying to tell my buddy Wes this. The kid's got triple the kung fu training time I do, and he regularly gets his ass kicked because he gets into situations where his aptitude is exceeded by their numbers and "non-traditional fighting techniques" (like run up and punch you in the back of the f'n head).

He's doing it wrong. For real. Hell, I once had a drunk guy hurling insults, racial slurs (mistaken on the race), and making all sorts of threats. He was considerably larger than me, but he was just drunk enough that I had no doubts of my ability to expertly pound him down. Like a smart practitioner, I just kept walking. Sticks and stones, words...

Since I also carry a pistol, I REALLY prefer to avoid all confrontations.

Cormee:It's Krav Maga.

/been doing it for 2 years so don't fark with me. Dude.


Calm down there, internet tough guy. I do kung fu, and there's nothing in that movie I can't follow and perform, even without choreography. Except for maybe the upside down pinkie shooting pistol grip... but then, I've never tried that.

Anyway, it's pretty much all the same stuff as you'll learn in jujitsu, aikido, hapkido, bagua, kali, tai chi (yes, even tai chi), etc. Some styles just emphasize different aspects. Really, how many ways are there to break an elbow or a knee. They all bend the joints backwards, the question is just how they get there. Different stances, different blocks, same effect; control the situation, respond well.
 
2008-07-04 07:40:27 AM
ThatGuyOverThere:Calm down there, internet tough guy.

Bless you, but you don't have an ear for sarcasm - you must have missed that class in Kung Fu.
 
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