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11/27/11 4:00 AM
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11-Year-Old Hero Attacks Kidnapping Suspect, Protects His Younger Sister
Suspect Attempts To Drive Off With 2 Children In Truck
UPDATED: 10:29 pm HST November 26, 2011

HONOLULU -- Jay Yano didn't have the day after Thanksgiving off, so he planned to take his two young children to work with him. As his kids loaded into his truck, parked right outside their McCully home, Yano left the vehicle running as he quickly walked to the truck's rear.

“That’s when I noticed the guy walking from across the street, coming over,” said Jay Yano.

Yano said within a split second, his truck began to pull forward, with his 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son inside. He ran to the driver's side door.

“(When) I opened the car (door), I saw my son holding the guy down with his left hand,” said Yano.

“I just grabbed his shoulder and started punching his face, telling him to get out of the truck,” said Jonah Yano.

Jonah Yano said he wasn't scared -- his younger sister was in trouble and he needed to help her. Despite being much smaller than the 35-year-old man, Jonah gave his father enough time to pull the suspect out of the truck.

“If my son didn't jump in, he would have just taken off with her down the street,” said Jonah Yano.

Jay Yano said that after ensuring the children were safe with a neighbor, he ran after the man who had fled. He caught up with him a couple blocks away, and he held him down until police arrived

Brooklyn Yano said that she knows she'll always have a big brother looking out for her. Jonah joked little sis owes him.

“I thanked him and I hugged him,” said Brooklyn.

Jonah Yano's parents said their son's years of jiu-jitsu practice came in handy but beyond that, it was a brotherly love, which can't be taught.

“I’m proud of him,” said Jay Yano.


Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/29863701/detail.html#ixzz1etWNGEts
11/27/11 4:12 AM
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I know the family our sons train kempo together at kempo unlimited in kaimuki! Awesome jonah! Phone Post
11/27/11 4:21 AM
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he runs badboy hawaii no? had heart attack at the tourny mark helped with no?
11/27/11 4:27 AM
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They do a hybrid of kempo and nogi. Awesome story.

Yeah j had problems at that tourney. Sylvester do we know each other? Phone Post
11/27/11 10:41 AM
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lol at holding him down until the police arrive.
11/27/11 11:43 AM
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UNREAL STORY! Would have been better if he choked out the suspect. But, that kid was fricken courageous. Also, if he trains in the Kaimuki Kenpo system...the only Kenpo school I know in the Kaimuki is taught by Instructor Brian WONG. Because, I trained under him for about a year.
11/27/11 2:38 PM
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Need MOAR of these kinds of stories Phone Post
11/27/11 2:54 PM
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i'd rather have the rated r version
11/27/11 6:31 PM
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FCTV808 - lol at holding him down until the police arrive.


This is where that ten minute choke comes in.

"Oh thanks God you're finally here officers...oh shit he stopped moving...I don't know what's wrong with him...why no, I don't know why his head is a completely different color than the rest of his body."
11/27/11 6:36 PM
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The suspect was not a small kine guy...he was 6'0" / 190 lbs. He was arrested for auto theft and kidnapping.
11/27/11 7:11 PM
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the hg needs a "WE LOVE HARU!" shirt.
11/28/11 11:08 AM
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Great job.Glad everyone is safe. Self defense Training came in handy and got the job done.
11/28/11 9:21 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, I think the kid trained with us for a little while at Kaneohe Team? The Dad looks VERY familiar to me.... Glad he's doing alright if he was the guy that collapsed at the tourney last year.

JIU JITSU giving that kid the courage to protect his lil' sis is priceless imo.... It's what doing martial arts is all about
11/29/11 4:23 AM
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yeah that kid looks fimiliar, did he train at kteam couple years ago? geez i got short term memory. lol
11/29/11 12:47 PM
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i think he did.
11/29/11 8:36 PM
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GREAT STORY. I know we will not hear the end of this as Jonah will probably receive some kind of award from Mayor Peter Carlisle for his brave deed.

What a wonderful kid and a loving brother!
11/29/11 8:43 PM
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Any mug shot of the perp yet?
11/30/11 1:38 AM
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 VID!!!

http://youtu.be/mIsOQ5_bPUQ

11/30/11 7:13 AM
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Wow this is the guy who almost died at the kemp unltd tournament

I'm pretty sure that they all train with tommy at kempo unlimited very cool story that could have easily been a tragedy
12/1/11 1:52 PM
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The Underground, Mayor for Life
 Anyone have his school address? I want to send him something.
12/1/11 2:49 PM
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Kirik -  Anyone have his school address? I want to send him something.
Nvm. U found it. Phone Post
12/1/11 2:51 PM
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Kirik -  Anyone have his school address? I want to send him something.
If he trains at KU as posted here is the address.

100 North Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96817 Phone Post
12/1/11 3:10 PM
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 nice kirik!
12/1/11 7:50 PM
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Heart warming story.
12/1/11 8:50 PM
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Jonah Yano trains at Kempo Unlimited Hawaii and so does the dad.

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