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Facing Abductor, Girls Proved Martial Arts Training {10 year olds whup teacher]
Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2005 | By Jamie Stockwell and Tom Jackman, Washington Post Staff Writers

Posted on 10/04/2005 6:03:12 AM PDT by aculeus

When the masked man attacked them inside their bedroom in the middle of the night Sunday, the twin 10-year-old girls responded just as they had been taught in their martial arts class: They fought back.

The commotion woke their parents, who rushed in and thought they recognized the tall, ponytailed intruder. The girls' father whacked him with the base of a table lamp and yanked off part of his mask. As the intruder ran from the Vienna townhouse, the parents were pretty sure it was "Andy," an instructor at Mountain Kim Martial Arts studio in Vienna, where their daughters take classes every week, the mother told police.

Hours later, Andrew Jacobs, 42, a part-time instructor at the studio who holds a black belt, was arrested at the brick house he shares with his sister, not far from the girls' home. Yesterday, he appeared in court, with a black eye and bruises on his face, on charges of assault, attempted abduction and burglary. A judge ordered him held without bond.

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TOPICS: Extended News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: martialarts; numbskull
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1 posted on 10/04/2005 6:03:13 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

What kind of idiot tries to abduct children that he knows for a fact know martial arts???


2 posted on 10/04/2005 6:05:15 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: wizardoz

"What kind of idiot tries to abduct children that he knows for a fact know martial arts???"

Kind of reminds me of Inspector Cluseau's assistant...always attacking Cluseau by surprise to keep him in tip top shape..


3 posted on 10/04/2005 6:07:16 AM PDT by fizziwig
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To: aculeus

This is a classic example of, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Obviously, the young girls were the doers and the abductor was the teacher.


4 posted on 10/04/2005 6:08:20 AM PDT by Pure Country
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To: aculeus

5 posted on 10/04/2005 6:09:07 AM PDT by Preachin' (Enoch's testimony was that he pleased God: Why are we still here?)
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To: aculeus
Yuck...what a nightmare....


6 posted on 10/04/2005 6:09:20 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: aculeus

Never trust a man with a pony tail.


7 posted on 10/04/2005 6:09:53 AM PDT by dsc
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To: Dallas59

Bloody hell, he should get a job as a horror film extra.


8 posted on 10/04/2005 6:11:01 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Dallas59

I guess it's too much to hope for that that red mark between his eyes is a . . . naah, if it were, he'd look surprised instead of evil.


9 posted on 10/04/2005 6:11:17 AM PDT by dsc
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To: aculeus

This one should be on mugshots.com.

I bet he regrets the day when his jail friends hear this story.


10 posted on 10/04/2005 6:11:44 AM PDT by Preachin' (Enoch's testimony was that he pleased God: Why are we still here?)
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To: dsc

Sheesh! What bunk! Just be careful who you trust, period.


11 posted on 10/04/2005 6:12:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: aculeus

Reminds me of a Seinfeld where Kramer was taling a Karate in a class full of nine year olds.

They finally ganged up on him and beat him up in the alley.


12 posted on 10/04/2005 6:16:50 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: dsc

Never trust a BALD man with a pony tail...


13 posted on 10/04/2005 6:17:02 AM PDT by FlatLandBeer
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To: aculeus
A happy ending to a good story. I take martial arts myself, so these kinds of stories interest me.

My ultimate home protection set up: the dog barks to wake me, and I use firearms (and since I live in Kentucky, we are actually allowed to have them) while I have ammunition. If I run out, then my 2nd degree blackbelt comes in handy.

Kind of reminds me of Inspector Cluseau's assistant...always attacking Cluseau by surprise to keep him in tip top shape..

Ahh yes, Cato. One of the funniest acts in that whole series of movies.

"Cato....CATO!! This is your employer speaking. I am calling off the attack plans for tonight!"
14 posted on 10/04/2005 6:17:03 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: aculeus

Reminds me of a Seinfeld where Kramer was taking Karate in a class full of nine year olds.

They finally ganged up on him and beat him up in the alley.


15 posted on 10/04/2005 6:17:16 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: Dallas59

Why the long face?


16 posted on 10/04/2005 6:17:47 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: aculeus
After his arrest, Jacobs told police that he intended to tie up the residents to "keep everybody quiet" while he stole valuables, including "loose money, jewelry and VCRs."

That's some buuuuuuull-****. Those little girls are lucky this guy's a complete boob.

17 posted on 10/04/2005 6:18:22 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (also enjoy the occasional kick of a puppy.)
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To: wizardoz
What kind of idiot tries to abduct children that he knows for a fact know martial arts???

Well, first they were only blue belts, and second, it doesn't matter how well trained a kid is -- she is NEVER going to be able to overpower a healthy male adult. The size difference is just too much, and going to class once or twice a week for a few years doesn't exactly make a kid Steven Segal. There's a whole lot of difference between karate class and a real life or death self defense situation.

My 7-year old takes martial arts. They learn the forms and do all the basic martial arts stuff, but the instructors always stress that their most important weapon is their mouth -- as in screaming at the top of your lungs: "Please let me go I don't like that." The idea is that the best defense for a kid is to make a scene, make a lot of noise to attract the attention of other adults, and to try to run away as soon as possible.

There are some high level belts in my daughter's class, and I seriously doubt that any one of them could overpower the instructor.

18 posted on 10/04/2005 6:19:19 AM PDT by Maceman (Fake But Accurate)
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To: aculeus

Maybe he was wanting to teach them advanced ninja training.


19 posted on 10/04/2005 6:20:15 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: Dallas59

The best thing is all his new buddies in the jailhouse will get to read how the little girls beat him up.


20 posted on 10/04/2005 6:22:22 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: wizardoz
What kind of idiot tries to abduct children that he knows for a fact know martial arts???

LOL - What kind of black-belt instructor gets his ass whooped by two ten year old students and a table lamp?

You have learned well, Grasshoppers.
-Old Chinese Monk on TV

21 posted on 10/04/2005 6:22:39 AM PDT by Ranxerox
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To: Smokin' Joe

"Sheesh! What bunk! Just be careful who you trust, period."

A man who has a pony tail in this year of Our Lord 2005 has a screw loose somewhere.


22 posted on 10/04/2005 6:24:42 AM PDT by dsc
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To: aculeus

The lamp that the dad used must have been made of ugly stick.


23 posted on 10/04/2005 6:25:30 AM PDT by Pookee
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To: Sensei Ern

This guy may be pretty dumb, but he'll be bested by his lawyer, who will claim that his client was merely giving the on-site mid-term exam, and now that he's giving his students an A++, he should be released.


24 posted on 10/04/2005 6:26:20 AM PDT by C210N (Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present)
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To: Dallas59
Could you do one of those "Separated at Birth" side by side of this guy and the alien from "Alien"?


Bet they look identical when they smile.
25 posted on 10/04/2005 6:26:29 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Bumper sticker "Martyrs or Marines: Who do YOU think will get the virgins?")
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To: agrace

martial arts ping


26 posted on 10/04/2005 6:26:49 AM PDT by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: Maceman
There are some high level belts in my daughter's class, and I seriously doubt that any one of them could overpower the instructor.

I'm a blackbelt, 5'11, and 210, and there's no way I could whip my instructor. Not going to happen. We had a guy in our classes that tried out for the olympics once and even he couldn't defeat our instructor.

When I started sparring a lot I was surprised to learn that the best advantage to have is neither strength nor speed. Both are good, but the best thing to have on your side is reach. If you're tall, and your opponent is short, it is so much easier on you. There's a guy in our class that is higher rank than me, definitely faster than me, and maybe a little bit stronger, but I can whoop him 8 out of 10 times because he's only 5'6'. My instructor is impossible because he's 6'1', very tough, and fast. And he stands in this odd way that leaves you no target to attack but allows him to attack you.
27 posted on 10/04/2005 6:27:28 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Maceman
and going to class once or twice a week for a few years doesn't exactly make a kid Steven Segal.

No, you need the poneytail for that.

28 posted on 10/04/2005 6:27:44 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: dsc

or a mullet...hee hee


29 posted on 10/04/2005 6:29:55 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Maceman

"second, it doesn't matter how well trained a kid is -- she is NEVER going to be able to overpower a healthy male adult."

That's true, but she can cause him some discouragement while daddy comes in from next door.

I wouldn't like to get kicked in the nose by even a 10-year-old girl, if I had my druthers.


30 posted on 10/04/2005 6:30:14 AM PDT by dsc
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To: Dallas59

He looks like your average DUmmie.


31 posted on 10/04/2005 6:30:33 AM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Unfortunate that this father didn't believe in adequately protecting his family by obtaining the proper training in, and owning, firearms.


32 posted on 10/04/2005 6:31:04 AM PDT by Old_Mil
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To: wizardoz

THe same kind of idiot who claims he was merely trying to tie the girls up so he could rob the house - that he was not trying to kidnap them.


33 posted on 10/04/2005 6:32:56 AM PDT by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: Dallas59
LMAO! This guy looks like he should have been in the movie "Deliverance"!
34 posted on 10/04/2005 6:33:25 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Pax et bonum!)
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To: JamesP81

LOL! I love the Cato skits.


35 posted on 10/04/2005 6:33:58 AM PDT by shiva
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

"or a mullet...hee hee"

Didn't get it, sorry.


36 posted on 10/04/2005 6:34:41 AM PDT by dsc
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To: JamesP81

The high level belts in my daughter's class are all kids, since it is a kid's class. So I'm sure you'll agree, given your own experience, that there is no way even a very well trained kid can overpower an adult who is determined to do her harm.


37 posted on 10/04/2005 6:34:42 AM PDT by Maceman (Fake But Accurate)
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To: ThomasMore

EEEEuuuuuww.


38 posted on 10/04/2005 6:34:57 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59

He doesn't need a mask, he' scary enough.


39 posted on 10/04/2005 6:35:38 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Frodo failed, Hillary now has the Ring)
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To: aculeus; Admin Moderator; hnorris; ShihanRob
The story does not mention anywhere that the ten year old twins won the fight or "whupped" him. The story does say that the commotion and their screaming awoke their father who then whacked the creep with a lamp.

That's an important distinction for those who believe that ten year old blue belts could defeat an adult male.

However this story is important and serves as a reminder that martial arts schools are not required to run background checks.

Parents should not assume that their children are safe with their martial arts instructors.

40 posted on 10/04/2005 6:37:52 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Old_Mil

Roger that.


41 posted on 10/04/2005 6:37:59 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Bumper sticker "Martyrs or Marines: Who do YOU think will get the virgins?")
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To: Dallas59

What's even more funny is that I'm 99% sure I saw this guy in one of the DC protest photos wearing a DemocraticUnderground shirt.

I'm trying to find that photo but I think it's hidden in the DUmp.


42 posted on 10/04/2005 6:38:59 AM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: FlatLandBeer

"Never trust a BALD man with a pony tail... "

Now that you mention it, I've always been a little suspicious of Gallagher... what with his apparent hatred for melon-type fruits, and multi-colored suspenders...


43 posted on 10/04/2005 6:39:14 AM PDT by bigmac0707
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To: Old_Mil
Unfortunate that this father didn't believe in adequately protecting his family by obtaining the proper training in, and owning, firearms.

That was the first thought my husband and I had when we saw this on the news a few nights ago. Heck with martial arts - any intruder found in my daughter's bedroom is going to end up ventilated!

44 posted on 10/04/2005 6:39:24 AM PDT by gieriscm
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To: Preachin'

Oh, now that's real smart. Let your kids go to a martial arts skool where some dude who looks like this is a teacher. Glad it worked out the way it did, but still...


45 posted on 10/04/2005 6:41:11 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Dallas59

Is that James Taylor??


46 posted on 10/04/2005 6:43:49 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: aculeus
My oldest daughter works in security at a conference center. She is raising a 4 year old son, and he already wants to be a cop. He wants to be able to take care of mommie...

These girls are lucky. The thing that saved them is their bedroom sharing. When the other girl woke, she screamed. The screams brought daddy, and whack goes the lamp. I recommend a 9mm... but in Vienna, VA, they probably allow that!

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47 posted on 10/04/2005 6:45:33 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: dsc

"Never trust a man with a pony tail."

Wow!

So simple, and if it ain't true, it oughtta be!

Cheers!
Top sends


48 posted on 10/04/2005 6:46:05 AM PDT by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG!!!!)
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To: pageonetoo
oops ...but in Vienna, VA, they probably DON'T allow that!
49 posted on 10/04/2005 6:47:03 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Maceman
The high level belts in my daughter's class are all kids, since it is a kid's class. So I'm sure you'll agree, given your own experience, that there is no way even a very well trained kid can overpower an adult who is determined to do her harm.

You're right. It would be very unlikely. I'm not the baddest news martial artist that ever lived, but I can hold my own, and I don't do well against my instructor. Although, I do have my moments :)
50 posted on 10/04/2005 6:47:44 AM PDT by JamesP81
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