Is it necessary for a person to have a violent background to be able to teach 'real self protection'. I am big fan of many of the leading people in this area and many of them have either done door work, security work or even been football hooligans etc. I feel it necessary for me to pass on what I have learned over the years but I can't help feeling that I lack the experience. I have had some incidents like many others, but nothing really serious. I am always honest when I teach and never pretend that I am some great street fighter. I just think it is important that people know what works and what probably won't.