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Korean instructor gets two years for groping underwater

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by DandyDon, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    The law generally treats martial artists rather harshly for using excessive force.
     
  2. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    Don't normally advocate violence as an answer but in this case it might well be. Only issue is waiting until you surface when the defence becomes pre meditated by virtue of waiting. A good answer might be to put the instructor in a VERY tight hold of a certain area of their anatomy while underwater (even during the "safety" stop).
     
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  3. Storker

    Storker Nah...

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    Gets my vote.

    And having done martial arts in my youth, I believe I know exactly how much that crap hurts.
     
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  4. Adam Grose

    Adam Grose Solo Diver

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    If it was one of my nieces, he would need an undertaker.
     
  5. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    It's not actually that easy to punch someone underwater.
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Wingy is quite right about that! I haven't ever tried to punch anyone underwater but did once have a guy take a swing at me. My dive guide talked about it for the rest of the week. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he tells the story to this day.
     
  7. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    I sound like I need anger management courses and a lot of therapy...my left boob is not the bit of me you grab to point out a nudibranch....fwiw jab with a muck stick is far more effective.

    I do not usually attack other divers for the record.

    (Chilly - want me to go get him for ya who takes a swing at a woman..grrr)
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    A guy who was standing on the corals trying to get a photo of the mating mandarins. The current had kicked up and as I passed him, my shoulder?elbow? bumped him going by. He started to fall over backwards, which would have caused even more coral damage, so I reached out to help steady him and he swung at me, lol. Dive guide said he couldn't believe his eyes. He'd never seen a brawl underwater before and that it was me, was even more shocking to him.

    LOL
     
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  9. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    This article has many gaps, however one thing to keep in mind is that there can be cultural differences between the U.S. and Korea. I knew some Chinese woman and they would jump a mile if you just touched them on the arm, like they were being shocked or something. It depends on the person.
     
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