Any time you're in an intense, potentially life-threatening situation, the body naturally kicks into "fight or flight" mode. It's an unconscious reaction where -- in a matter of adrenaline-pumped nanoseconds -- you size up the danger and either a) fight your way to safety or, if the perceived danger is too great b) flee the scene. If you're Priscilla Dang, though, sometimes you do both at the same time.
Dang was on a run in a Vancouver, Wash., neighborhood last Friday when two teenagers on bikes, one 16, the other 18, approached her from behind. "One went in front and made eye contact with me like a smirk, like I thought he was saying 'Hi,'" said Dang of the encounter to KATU. "The next thing I knew I was pretty much groped on my bottom behind left side."
Unfortunately for the alleged gropers, the 23-year-old woman has taken kung-fu lessons since she was 5. Her family owns the Summit Wushu Academy, an Oregon martial arts studio.
She instantly pushed one of the teenagers to the ground and made him apologize. When the second teenager called her a derogatory term, Dang says she snapped, hitting him in the face several times while simultaneously dodging his punches. According to The Columbian, when he pulled out a knife she used his bike as a shield until a passerby showed up and called 911.
"I think they knew they messed with the wrong girl," Dang added to KATU.
Both suspects fled the scene and were later apprehended by sheriff's deputies, reports KPTV. The 18-year-old suspect is now facing fourth-degree assault charges, while the 16-year-old will be judged by a juvenile prosecutor.
Hello Hapkido Friends,
I just wanted to let you know that I've added a lot of new video
to the yellow belt section. I am
particularly proud of a little 'extra credit' clip we made of escapes from the
Goose Neck technique. To my
knowledge nothing like that exists on the web anyplace.
Also I've created a tutorial about how to use your
hands to get maximum leverage for wrist locks which utilizes some in depth x-ray
graphics of the hand. This has
been one of the more difficult lessons to convey through the website because it
relies largely on the 'feel' of things.
In having to teach this difficult concept in this medium I've really had
to explore it in ways that I never would have considered.
If anybody has suggestions on how Hapkido Online could serve us
better I am always open to new ideas.
Finally, I have not heard from some of you in awhile
and I would really appreciate it if you would check in.
It's important that I track your progress.
I am looking forward to seeing your video's.
If some of you have moved on and would like to stop receiving updates,
just let me know and I can remove you from the list.
I recently queried the martial arts supplier Tiger Claw
(www.tigerclaw.com) about sponsoring us. I have used their training equipment
for years. In fact I have a set
of kick targets that are twenty years old and we still use them three times a
week! I have dobak (uniform) from
them that are just as old and still serviceable. Tiger Claw is a Tennessee based company
and a worthy partner. Pray that
they decide to help out!
Well that is all for now.
I hope all of you are practicing and really enjoying
Very Respectfully and God Bless,
Founder of Hapkido Online
Member of the Tactical Hapkido Alliance
Hello Hapkido Friends,
I just wanted to let you know that I added a lot of new
video to the White Belt and Yellow Belt sections last night.
I would like to express my gratitude to Master Tim Feathers and family
for providing some very excellent footage and first rate Hapkido
instruction. His video explaining
Korean Hands (outside wristlock) is some of the most comprehensive instruction
on that technique I have ever seen.
We all benefit from his involvement.
I would like to congratulate Mr. Matthew Mudry on his
successful test and promotion to Yellow Belt. Great job Matt and I look forward to
working on new material with you.
You may notice that I've added Tactical Hapkido
Alliance badges to Hapkido Online.
I am proud to be a part of the THA family and would like to show my
appreciation to Grand Master Rodemaker for giving Hapkido Online a place within
his organization. THA provides us
with learning materials, curriculum, and a host of member schools all over the
United States. Not to mention the
credibility and prestige of a real and meaningful organization.
GM Rodemakers efforts to create THA are an
You also may notice that I have refined the whole look
of the website. We are truly
becoming a special and unique place to learn Hapkido.
I've also added Google search and translate functions to Hapkido
Online. This will make the site
easier to reference and assist those who do not call English their first
language. Just for fun I switched
it to Korean yesterday, it looked so cool like that!
I also purchased the domain name so you will no longer have to
type weebly in the address. I am happy to report that when you Google 'learn
Hapkido online' we are one of the first sites to appear.
I encourage all of you to utilize the forum on Hapkido
Online to ask questions and discuss all things Hapkido.
It's a great way for us to establish a community and to get to know one
That is all I have for now, happy practicing.
Very Respectfully and God Bless,
You may have noticed that Hapkido Online has a new look. When I originally envisioned the tone
for the website I wanted it to feel like you had found a scroll with all of the
Hapkido moves on it. The old site
was close but this new one is definitely more like what I had in
Functionally I've added Google Search and translate to most of
the pages in an effort to make the site easier to reference.
It should make life easier for folks who speak something besides English.
I would like to congratulate Matt on his promotion to Yellow
Belt! Great Job Matt, can't wait
to start working on the new material with
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.