Linked article: Couple badly injured after bodybuilder attack

Something for the “size is irrelevant in martial arts” crowd to chew on:

apparently (he) was under the influence of steroids and other drugs, and it took four police officers, two stun gun blasts and four sets of handcuffs to restrain him.

Steroids and “other drugs” indeed.

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2 responses to “Linked article: Couple badly injured after bodybuilder attack

  1. I am of the opinion that size is less important the more skilled you art, but it is NEVER irrelevant. This situation is why you keep a gun ready and call the police when there is a 300lb bodybuilder naked on your porch–if he breaks in then in most states you are justified in using the gun, and if he doesn’t break in then the cops can take care of it and you just stay inside. Confronting the man was the homeowner’s mistake.

    • I definitely agree that the homeowners made a mistake by approaching him. My first reaction was to wonder why the couple didn’t just stay in the car and call the police upon seeing the ‘roid hulk on their porch. I wonder if it was cluelessness, a naive desire to “help” or a poorly thought out attempt to scare him off.

      Incidentally, very large people can present problems beyond the obvious. Even if a maneuver or technique works as intended, you still have things like weight and momentum to deal with in the immediate aftermath. I found this out while doing randori with a college linebacker- following a leg reap, he went down while holding onto my arm as I remained standing, tearing the deltoid and rendering my arm useless for a few moments. He was as surprised as I was, since all he had intended to do was hang on, but being that he was nearly twice my mass that was sufficient to overstress my arm.

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