posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 04:00 PM
Hi all, this is based for people mostly from the UK as i know the laws here better than i know the laws in other countries. However all opinions are
I've trained for years in self defense, full contact arts in realistic scenarios and have upon occasion had to call on my skills. I was always taught
that if you're attacked you must make sure your attacker will not be able to get up again and hurt you so that you can make your escape. The best way
of doing that was mechanically damaging their body so they couldn't physically do anything to you anymore.
So what if someone enters my home and i hear them? Should i stay upstairs as the government suggests, allowing them to take all of my goods whilst i
cuddle with my pet cat and wait for the police? Or should i head downstairs with the tonfa i have on my wall? When i find such a person, should i
merely restrain or give them a very good hiding and maybe teach them to rethink their life?
What if i'm in the street and someone pulls a knife on me? I won't give them my possessions, not because i value possessions just because it's
against my principles to give in to someone, i'd rather risk death. So i defend myself and win, well you'll forgive me but i think this kind of
person will just keep on pulling knives on people, in fact they may get a bigger knife next time. Ii'd make sure they spent several months in
hospital from their injuries, dislocate the shoulder, break the elbow, detroy their knee etc. I think it would be a public service, maybe they'd
learn that it's a risky business and you know what, i think it's my duty to do it.
However the government disagrees, if i defended myself and even just restrained them i'd probably be in trouble. The burglar would sue me and so
would the mugger. I find it rediculous and i think it's part of the problem with society, the criminals know you won't be armed and you aren't
allowed to defend yourself.
It's about time we stood up and told our government we have the right to beat the hell out of someone if they're in our home or trying to hurt us in
a violent manner that makes us fear for our lives.