My Cousin, who is a 5 Time World Champion Kickboxer vs. A Mugger; Segment on Fox & Friends

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  1. PastyStoole

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    My hobbling 68-year-old cousin breaks the ribs of a would-be mugger in West Palm Beach before the guy flees in agony. Somewhere there's a very stupid criminal who is having a lot of trouble breathing today. This may be the feel good story of the year. :lol: They did a segment with him on it on Fox & Friends yesterday.

    When I was growing up, Steve was my idol. He was continuously getting challenged by local rednecks who were *almost* bad and he always ended up putting them on their ass. He won fight after fight at the old WPB auditorium, and really was a local hero.

    He asked me to come by his gym a couple of years ago when he'd just opened it up and he was helping me with my technique. I kid you not, when he hits a heavy bag it still sounds like a goddmn cannon.

     
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      That's freaking awesome :lol:
       
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      Thats pretty cool Pasty
       
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      Cool story.

      And the power, when he punched that bag, was very impressive!
       
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      Street Man (name we use for bad guy in the street) is typically out of shape and lacks technique. If you can last 45 seconds against Street Man, you should be fine. Seen way too many younguns come in the dojo with their Youtube Jujitsu black belts. They will get tapped out 10 times or so and we don't see them again. NONE of them have any stand up technique so they are really worthless.
       
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        I really like him. Glad he got that guy. I am too out of shape to box so the bad guy would have ended up with lead poisoning.
         
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          Awesome, the criminal got what he deserved!
           
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            i saw that on the news when it first broke... imagine my surprise when i logged on today to see that the dude is pasty's cousin! small world for sure, and another example of how awesome this board is. 3 degrees of separation and all that.
             
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              Same here.
               
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              He's had a pretty remarkable life. This story is really just a very small part of it. Someone tried to make a movie out of it about a decade ago. When he was sixteen, his father, (my uncle), had had enough of his delinquent son and bought him a one way ticket down to Puerto Rico. Steve took his surfboard down there and lived on the beach at Rincon, homeless with no money, just his surfboard and his wits. To eat, he engaged in the old dine and dash, stole bread and peanut butter, etc.. The authorities finally had enough of him and sent him back to the states to his none-too-pleased father.

              His father eventually convinced him to join the Marine Corps, which was a big mistake for a guy who was 100% wired to reject authority. At Parris Island he jumped the wall and was AWOL for a full year and a half. When the shore patrol finally caught up with him after all that time out, they threw him in the brig. He ended up getting in enough trouble to end up in solitary, "the hole," for six months. No light and nothing but bread and water to eat.

              What followed after his release was a string of problems with law enforcement and the justice system. What eventually saved him was karate, something he excelled at so much that he earned a fifth degree blackbelt and eventually won five kickboxing world titles. That number would have been eight had it not been for his constant warring with the PKA, who was kickboxing's sanctioning body at the time. Steve beat sitting world champions in multiple weight categories eight times, but the PKA refused to sanction three of them. Perhaps his most famous fight was when he beat the heavyweight champion, who weighed in at 46 lbs. heavier than Steve at the time.

              He married a sweet woman, Donna, who eventually died in a house fire, which meant he had to raise his daughter Suzy on his own.

              One interesting historical note, is that before Steve was sent to Puerto Rico by his father, he and his brother were drinking at a Lake Worth bar one night when Charles Whitman, (yes, THAT Charles Whitman), walked in. Whitman began shooting at people in the bar, but through a stroke of luck killed no one. One of the the bullets whizzed by Steve's head and struck Steve's brother, (my other cousin) in the arm. Steve knew Whitman's brother pretty well, and so was able to identify the shooter. That is certainly one of those moments in history where if the right people had done the right thing, a lot of future lives would have been saved. According to my cousin, the police viewed it as an act of a jealous lover, which he believes led to a lack of effort to prosecute. Not too long after that, Whitman killed 17 people and injured numerous others while perched atop the tower on the University of Texas campus.
               
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                  Wow. You go kick that ass Steve. That a great story about Whitman.
                   
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                  Somewhere around 1975-76 or so I was with some friends and leaving Big Daddy’s Lounge on Southern Blvd. Steve came out of the bar right after us with a very attractive girl. As he was walking to his car some wannabe badass started taunting him and calling Steve a pussy and followed him to his car. Steve calmly and quietly told the guy several times to settle down and leave them alone. Then the dude pushed as Steve was starting to get in his car. The next 20 seconds or so was an absolute blur of punches and kicks. By the time he was done he had beat the living shyt out of the guy and left him laying in the ground. Steve Shepherd was a legend in WPB. We all looked up to him and I had several friends who went on to have many kickboxing matches at the WPB Auditorium. We grew up fighting and it was a natural transition for them. I used to come home on leave from the USMC to watch them fight. Those were the days, my friend.
                   
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                    You spin a nice yarn pasty, fiction and non.
                     
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                      He was legend growing up in early 80’s Palm Beach County. Great thread!
                       
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                        I can attest. Steve Shephard was huge in WPB. Great story.
                         

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