100 Year Old Man Kicks Teenage Gang's Butts with 'Kung Fu'
Britain's oldest worker told on Wednesday how he fought off a gang of would-be muggers – using kung fu.
Buster Martin showed that, even at 100, he still knew how to handle himself when he was confronted by the teenagers after a night at the pub.
The World War II veteran scared his three attackers so much they fled empty-handed.
Mr Martin, a car washer-cum-mechanic, said: 'They just came at me and pushed me against a wall and tried to take my money from me.
'Then they pushed me on the floor and I went mad. I was lashing out on the floor and then I stood up and was kicking them all.
'I pushed one and kung fu kicked the other one between the legs and he let out a scream. They ran off scared after I did that and I still had all my money.'
Mr Martin, who works for a plumbing firm, was interviewed by police yesterday about the incident in Denmark Hill, South London, last Thursday night.
'They thought I was an easy target but they didn't realise what a fighter I can be. I've been fighting all my life ever since I was a kid,' he added.
The centenarian, from nearby Lambeth, even turned up to work the next day despite needing hospital treatment for a bruised rib and a bump on the head.
He is well known for his work ethic, though – he had not taken a sickie for 80 years before an ingrown toenail forced him to take time off late last year.