Hello I posted this question on another forum and got some very interesting responses. Basically does your art have techniques that could be considered lethal?
Now, whereas many techniques could result in fatality such as basic punches and kicks. I am mainly referring to techniques that have the intention to cause great harm or even death.
As an example, I saw a instructor teaching a knife defence where he turns the knife back on the assailant and stabs him in the stomach, this was followed by a knee to the hilt of the knife to make sure it went deep enough.
No matter what you think of the effectoveness technique it would appear that the intention here is to kill another person.
This is not the only example of such teaching that I have seen.
Personally I have my own view's on such techniques and they are not in support of them at all.
However, for other I would like to ask
Do we have the right to teach such techniques?
If so when and to whom?
If we do teach such techniques are we also responsible in some way for any legal or personal problems that may develop as a result of our teaching?
Are these techniques taken seriously or are they merely to give a martial art or instructor some sort of viability