A GOLD Coast nurse with a black belt in martial arts turned the tables on her assailant breaking his arm when he tried to steal her car.
Nurse Beth Gascoine, 28, has been praised by police after fending off the violent knife attack in an empty Mermaid Beach car park yesterday.
The nurse went on to suggest that all women should learn martial arts to protect themselves against such assaults.
No Ms tough Nursie, women should not learn martial arts to protect themselves. I should not learn martial arts to protect myself. No one should learn martial arts to protect themselves. We should be living in a society where we don't need to learn self defence, carry knives and guns or other defensive weapons to protect ourselves.
The more defensive we become, the more high walls put up and locked gates erected, the more suspicious of others we become, then the more the need for self defence will arise.
With an efficient and well resourced police force and a bit of trust in our fellow humans, we shouldn't need to be thinking of self defence.
Now Ms Nursie, was you car worth putting your life at risk?