GAINESVILLE – Without hesitation, martial artist Lee Sandt responded to his competitor’s last-second move. The 4th Degree Master in Tang Soo Do Korean karate refused to be denied victory.
Sandt works hard at training his body, sharpening his reflexes, to be ready in an instant for any adversarial situation, but Sandt recently found himself in a predicament he never saw coming, and a video of what the former West Hall High School student did has gone viral.
“Over 12-million views,” Sandt said during a conversation Friday afternoon at his business, Rock Solid Karate on McEver Road. Sandt said several major national news outlets had contacted him about the video.
When Sandt isn’t at his Dojang teaching or working out he can usually be found on Lake Lanier, searching for bass. The 32-year-old is equally intense and focused in his quest for bass as when he is training, and that’s where this story begins.
Sandt’s opponent the day the video was captured by the GoPro camera he had mounted in his Phoenix Bass Boat weighed more than 150-pounds less than him, but that weight difference didn’t matter to either Sandt or the Micropterus Salmoides; both were determined to win.
To see and hear Sandt explain what happened, and to view his “now famous” video use the player above.