Friday, February 27, 2015

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Must We Teach Self Defense Law?

IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today's topic is about the law of self defense, and what we do when we teach the martial arts.

Each locality has rules regarding what can and can't be done in the name of self defense.  This can be very different from place to place - for example, between the states of Texas and New York in the United States.

This can be quite technical and tricky to navigate.

So, since we generally, as martial artists, teach self defense, I want to know your thoughts (if you do teach the legality, how you do it):

MUST MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS TEACH THE LAW OF SELF DEFENSE?