Back in the day, I started training in aiki-jujutsu to supplement my "3K" karate training. Hell, we all did 3K karate back in the day, that was the norm! I knew there was something missing in it but for the life of me I couldn't figure it out. There was an aiki-jujutsu dojo near my house. The sensei, Bernie Lau, only taught police officers. I humbled myself and begged him to take me in as a student and then my journey began.
I just watched a very interesting documentary on channel 4, One Punch Killer, highlighting the impact of one punch in three different altercations. All three cases ended with the death of an individual.
The documentary followed the consequences of their actions, two imprisioned for manslaughter, despite pleading self defence and one found not guilty and acting in self defence.
Either way their one punch ended in the death of another individual. As part of any proper self defence training, dealing with the consequences, must be part of the syllabus.
The dead man started the fight, the man going to prison after initially defending himself went too far. He pled guilty so we will never know if a jury would have considered it within the law but it seems unlikely that they would have done. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43351001
This thought comes from a friend who's son has been experiencing problems in school over the past few months. On the most recent ocassion there was no dispute as to the event; there was indisputedly an attack as opposed to a two-way teenage fight. The recent discussion on their Facebook wall lead to another friend raising the difference between bullying and assault to which I asked "is there a difference?"
Whilst watching Iain's Training Matrix video, I made a personal connection to lots of videos\articles from people who are self protection practitioners/teachers, who criticize what we do here i.e.we have compliant partners , not reality, not fighting, never been in a fight whilst they've been in gangs, they're ex-military etc etc etc.