SCAdian-trained woman demonstrates sword techniques to home invader.

This ended well.

When a man broke into Karen Dolley’s home on Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword.

…which is to say, it ended with the guy cowering manfully in a corner and being really really really sorry that he had invaded the nice woman’s house and oh, wow, here are some wonderful policemen come to save him.  My only problem with this story? Pretty much everybody I know is going to send me a link to it.

Via Raw Story, which by the way is apparently having difficulty telling the difference between ‘cosplay,’ and ‘martial art.’ Ach, well, sometimes it’s hard for the mainstream to understand the counter-culture. I need to remember that.


  • Antoninus Pius says:

    they’ll be arresting her, sure as heck. a home invader shouldn’t have to worry about getting damaged for doing that kinda thing.

  • Catseyes says:

    I notice most of the damage she did was with her hands. The will to fight is 90% of the battle.

  • Cameron says:

    Michael Valenti, who teaches self defense in Indianapolis, commended Dolley for protecting her home, but suggested most people avoid fighting if they can. If confonted at home, Valenti urged to first run away and call police.

    Mr. Valenti, you are an idiot. Especially if that is what you are teaching your students.

    • Cameron says:

      And after reading the comments, I notice that they decided to post the woman’s location. And journalists wonder why they are so loathed.

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