Karate teacher found not guilty of child abuse

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The female karate instructor in Suffolk charged with child abuse for allegedly kicking a young student more than 200 times has been acquitted of all charges.
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Liable

Hampton, VA

#1 Aug 29, 2008
Should'nt the person or persons bringing the charges now be liable for the monetary losses they have suffered by the charges that were brought?
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Woodbridge, VA

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Thanks Wavy10. It is WONDERFUL to see the end result of a story. So often you hear the accusation, but never hear what happened later. Too many people are raising these frivolous law suits, but when the people are found NOT guilty - you never hear that. Best of luck to the Bateman's as they try to put what is left of their school back together.
Old Thinker

Yorktown, VA

#3 Aug 29, 2008
Having been taught martial arts by my father he never kicked me, for me to show how strong, or how well I could endure pain, or to prove I had physical stamina and I was taught old school begining in 1959. Training, exercising controlled sparing, 8-10 hours a week provided the tools dad needed to see how I was progressing. I still got my butt kicked because there is always someone just one better...but, I was only caught by surprize once. Now as an old man, I don't see much in the way of the old arts...oh maybe in the art of "Take Your Money Do" The old school masters are vanishing
Dallen

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Sep 2, 2008
Ha, I wonder what they'd do in Korea where they slap you on the head with a stick afterwards if you're sweating?
Glenn

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Sep 4, 2008
I am glad this sad chapter is finally behind them. They will be feeling the effects for years but at least now the healing can begin. It is a sad world when someone who takes their child toa karate school and is shocked that there is physical contact in the class. What did they think? Karate was like playing air guitar? I have taken and helped teach karate, and my son has taken it also. One fact never goes away, you can practice all the moves but until someone actually hits you, you are never going to be able to put what you have learned into practice. I for one would rather my son take that hit in a controlled environment like a class where he will not be hurt, then practice only on air and have to figure out the getting hit part on his own where his opponent is out to really hurt him. Some people need to get a clue. If you do not want you child to have physical contact with anyone, I am sure you can get them into a really great dance class.
ccc

Richmond, VA

#7 Sep 4, 2008
She should have been charged. Didnt she admit to doing it? Cuz if she had kicked my kid I would be in jail for killing her. That is why karate should not be taught to children cuz they have crazy teachers teaching it. Lets let a 350 pound linebacker kick her in the stomach 200 times. I would sit there and laugh at her puking blood out her mouth. She deserves to be strung up and beat to an inch of her life. I hope no one ever comes to her business and she loses her business and her home. Ha HA Would serve you right B_$_H
Anonymous

Smithfield, VA

#9 Feb 17, 2011
ccc wrote:
She should have been charged. Didnt she admit to doing it? Cuz if she had kicked my kid I would be in jail for killing her. That is why karate should not be taught to children cuz they have crazy teachers teaching it. Lets let a 350 pound linebacker kick her in the stomach 200 times. I would sit there and laugh at her puking blood out her mouth. She deserves to be strung up and beat to an inch of her life. I hope no one ever comes to her business and she loses her business and her home. Ha HA Would serve you right B_$_H
I know the child who was kicked in this story and I showed him this. He thought what you said was hilarious!

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