Hitting a Rapist
by Kath Mauna
I am black belt second Dan, I am writing from Spain here we call it like this...Karate Segundo Dan. Spent years in the Gym being hti and hitting people as I say, just because I liked Karate.
I used to come out of the gym almost purple because of the hitting. Meaning that other combatants were taller and normally men who seemed to think they could just "hit" me.
Karate has saved my life. I never thought I would have to use it but when I was almost raped in a park two weeks ago God forgive me because I hit back. Only three moves and the rapist went running away without two teeth.
I have a problem here with what I have done.
For me it is like breaking the code.
Still it saved my life.