Martial Arts Kill instructor heading for UK
This man trains people in techniques designed to kill - with the suposition that his students will only use them when put in fear of their own lives during an attack. He claims to be able to teach these dangerous techniques to the young and the elderly.
The idea that there are techniques within Martial Arts systems that when applied correctly can kill isn't anything new of course. Taekwondo includes techniques of this kind. I'm aware that the higher Dan grades at my club know a great many advanced techniques which I would rater I did not end up on the receiving end of.
Importantly, my instructors, however potentially dangerous they may be do not alarm me by being so. Quite the reverse as I know they have only been trained to their high level because they have the self control necessary to be able to chose a suitable (non-deadly) means of defense. My chief instructor is highly diligent in ensuring his students only include people with the right mental attiitude to train. There has been more than one instance I'm aware of in which people were refused training at the club as they were felt likely to abuse what they learned in the Dojang out on the street.
Teaching people with no previous experience dangerous and potentially deadly techniques is like putting a gun in the hand of a child. I'm surprised Tim is being allowed to publicly advertise the purpose of his training.
Labels: self defense