100 Year Old Man Kicks Teenage Gang's Butts with 'Kung Fu'

100 Year Old Man Kicks Teenage Gang's Butts with 'Kung Fu'

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    100 Year Old Man Kicks Teenage Gang's Butts with 'Kung Fu'

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    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.


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    Another article with more background info on the 100 year old man:

    http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topic...8&parent_id=20

    LONDON: Britain’s oldest employee has told how he single-handedly fought off a gang of muggers. Buster Martin, 100, a van cleaner for Pimlico Plumbers, was walking to a bus stop in south London when three youths pounced on him from behind.
    Despite their best efforts to subdue him, the World War II veteran launched a counterattack and sent them running empty-handed.
    He said: “They obviously thought I would be an easy touch because I’m old. But they soon found out I’m still a good fighter.
    “They just jumped on me and caught me unexpected. But they didn’t realise how fast I would turn around on them. I was confused and I was lashing out at them. How the hell I found the strength I don’t know. I think it came from my temper. I don’t lose it often but when I do it’s not a pretty sight.”
    The gang struck at around 10.30pm on Thursday as Martin was leaving the Fox on the Hill pub in Denmark Hill.
    Their blows sent him crashing to the floor but he managed to spring back up and defend himself:
    “I hit one in the groin and I kicked another one. The foot I used had been operated on a week before for an in-growing toenail. They must have done a good job on it because it worked bloody well.”
    The muggers eventually gave up and ran off leaving their victim with cuts to his head and bruised ribs.
    Martin staggered to nearby King’s College Hospital where he was kept in overnight.
    He reported for duty at Lambethbased Pimlico Plumbers’ the next day but bosses refused to let him work. Managing director-Charlie Mullins said: “It’s typical of Buster to carry on as usual. He couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. But he needs to take it easy for the moment.
    “Had he been a weaker character it might have finished him off but Buster doesn’t back down from anything. That’s the kind of person he is.”
    Born in France in 1906, Martin was brought to England when he was three months old and went to an orphanage in Cornwall after his parents died. But he was thrown out at the age of 10 “for eating too much and growing too fast”.
    He then travelled to London and found work running errands for stallholders at Brixton market. In 1920 he married and joined the army. After leaving in 1955 he returned to the market.
    Martin, who lives in sheltered accommodation in Lambeth Walk, has 17 children and fathered the first at 15.
    The man who celebrates his 101st birthday in September said: “As long as I still wake up in the morning, I will continue to work.” – London Evening Standard

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    What a star - but boy am I ever relieved not to read that he was arrested - for defending himself.

    Go Buster
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    Seems like the World needs a few more like him.

    Lucky the brits didn't arrest him for fighting back
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    GOOD FOR HIM!!!!!!!
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    So many people think of their heroes as the athlete, TV star, Rock Star, etc. This man is a true hero. And he'll from now on, always be mine.

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    Chris and Pgrass101, my very same thoughts, it's a wonder he wasn't charged with something.

    Congrats to him.
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    Looks as if he is of the old school, "never give up, never give in".
    Everyone can take his example as somthing to remember.

    A true Hero, someone to be mimicked and admired.

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    He should go on a Cruise now. He can team up with the old folks who killed that mugger.

    They could form the GSF. Geriatric Special Forces.

    Good for him. I hope I live to be 100 and can still kick some a**, but at this point I'm not to sure I'll make it to 40 in one piece.
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    Mr Martin, who works for a plumbing firm, was interviewed by police yesterday about the incident in Denmark Hill, South London, last Thursday night.
    Interviewed by the police?! Heck, sounds like the Bobbies were treating him like he was the BG.

    This guy should get a medal.

    Shoot, I could keep but thinking about that Kung Fu Fighting song when I saw this post.
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    Hes "oldschool".

    He learned to fight when it wasnt against the law to defend oneself and he wasnt afraid to do it.

    The punks that accosted him are probably used to people curling up in the fetal position and giving up everything. When they met some resistance they couldnt handle it.

    Someone needs to take him to a pub and buy him a drink.
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    Great Story.
    PLUS the guy has not taken a "Sick Day" for 80 years.

    How many people an say that?
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    That is awesome!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Seems like the World needs a few more like him.

    Lucky the brits didn't arrest him for fighting back
    Nah, the bruise on his head will not heal, get infected and the Socialised medicine will deny him anti-biotics...

    They denied anti-biotics to my Great gran at 108 years old, she died... too old to be viable is what they said..

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