According to the Manchester Evening News, Kevin Taylor was out grocery shopping with his wife and children when he heard a woman and her daughter in distress.
“A woman was saying get away from me,” said Taylor in an interview following the incident.
“I saw a man following two women. I came round the car and he had a knife. He had gone at them with a knife, I jumped over the bonnet and hit him.”
Taylor, is an ex army medic and Jiu Jitsu blue belt. He jumped into action, using his grappling skills to both disarm the attacker and pin him down while the police were called.
“We arrested a man for possession of an offensive weapon,” said Detective Sergeant John Coleman of GMP’s Oldham Borough. “Fortunately, the woman wasn’t hurt, thanks to the quick thinking of the man who stepped in and managed to get the knife off the man.
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Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.