Skip to comments.Former Gurkha detains knife-wielding mugger despite having blade embedded in his arm
Posted on 02/03/2013 5:03:24 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
An ex-Gurkha forced to defend himself when attacked by a man wielding a knife only realised afterwards a six-inch blade was embedded in his arm.
Mr Phlamachha was out for an evening walk with his wife Asha, 38, when they stopped to have a look in the window of a health shop, in Maidstone, Kent.
Suddenly Mr Phlamachha was thrust up against the wall and allegedly told to 'hand over the money', or get stabbed.
The former soldier and black belt in karate and taekwondo, said 'yes' - then calmly warned the attacker: 'First you should know who I am.'
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Is it any wonder that the Gurkhas are the only people in the history of Britain who the public launched a massive campaign demanding the government allow them to settle in the country as immigrants?
A few more Gurkhas and a few less of other types of immigrants and all would be well with Britain in a couple of years.
I recall when Britain was expelling their ex-military Gurkhas, they were granting wholesale asylum to Middle Eastern Muslims, some with terror ties.
He was also lucky that he didn’t remove the blade. He would have bled at a greater rate.
How could this happen? I thought the UK had strict knife control?
Funny story although I guess having a knife embedded in your arm is not all that amusing.
The crook should have had a better quality knife and attacked a poorer quality citizen.
If he wasn’t a martial arts expert he would have been killed. Guns level the playing field for those of us not world class fighters.
Just a bump for later
Ten years...with a possibility of only 7...for attempted murder? I suppose the English police are afraid of being short of thieves and thugs, thus endangering their government jobs. And this incredibly brave man waited for 15 minutes for them to show up. Shameful.
Amen! A few of them were stationed on a base near me in the UK. Used to come into the shop where I worked. Good guys.
That is certainly true.
When I worked for civil service, we had a national champion Karate Instructor give us some very basic self defense training.
One question we asked him was what if the guy has a gun. He told us the best thing would be to just do whatever he told you to. If you knew he was going to try and kill you, then he said he would at least attempt something.
Guilty: Jamie Hall, 39, stabbed shop owner Taitex Phlamachha, 38, so hard he buried a whole six inch knife in his arm. He has been sentenced to 10 years jail.
Don’t screw with the Gurkhas, you will lose....badly.
True, but when warned that the "victim" was an ex-military Gurkha, the "assailant" should have immediately apologized and run like hell. They have a well deserved reputation of being some of the deadliest fighters in history.
This event happened last October, as the article itself states. Why the Daily Mail is publishing it now, I don’t know. It was post4ed and discussed on FR in October when it happened.
Don’t mess with Gurkhas. They will hurt you!
I had a great-uncle (may God rest his soul) that was stationed in Burma during WWII where he worked with and got to know a lot of Gurkhas. He even had one to give him a Kukri blade. He used to say they were some of the kindest, most honorable people on Earth. But they were not to be trifled with-at all. He was glad they were on our side.
He’s probably going to be in a raft of legal trouble for defending yourself.
I saw an interview on TV back when Britain still controlled Hong Kong. A British officer there who commanded Gurkha guards or maybe troops really liked them.
He said they were pleasant with their own but deadly with their enemies.