Hall's Taekwondo CEO Tony Hall has praised conservative commentator Andrew Bolt for defending himself against violent thugs in a Carlton restaurant.
Bolt was attending the launch of a book looking at the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. Afterwards a person approached Bolt for a selfie when he was set upon by two punks who sprayed silly string and threw glitter upon him.
Bolt then returned serve and punched and kicked one offender, saying, “Police are looking for a young man with a bruise on the left side of his face and a bruise between his legs, for which I apologise I guess, but I don’t really fight nice if I’m pushed too far.”
Tony Hall said Bolt showed "remarkable restraint" and "incredible skill" in fighting off the thugs in such a confined space.
"Speaking to the people who trained Mr Bolt, I can say he was a very attentive student which may surprise some. But he was very committed to his training. He was a big believer in authority."