A Karate Expert in Charlotte Helped Police to Apprehend a Potential Kidnapper After a Panicked Woman Ran Into his Dojo… When the Assailant Wouldn’t Leave and Became Violent, He Was Clinically Dealt With…
Every now and then we get a real-life hero. This time its the chief instructor of Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo, Randall Ephraim. A pillar of the community, Ephraim has been teaching martial arts to adults and children in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2007 and is ranked as a 3rd-degree black belt in the Okinawan-Japanese martial art.
As well as teaching traditional martial arts, Ephraim also instructs his students in practical self-defence techniques to protect themselves against knife attacks and street crime. It’s a solid blend of traditional discipline, with contemporary values. However, Ephraim could never have imagined what would happen in his dojo just after the New Year.
A distraught woman ran inside his studio – while a full class was training – and alleged that a man was trying to kidnap her. The assailant came through the door and that’s when the carnage was unleashed.
The chief instructor explained what happened to CNN. He explained how she was ‘scared to death’ after a man called August Williams allegedly tried to kidnap her.
“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. 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.”“He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging. 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.”
“If you think you’re in danger, run to a group of people you can find and call 911. If you do that most suspects will leave. if they don’t, there’s safety in numbers.”