Hello all, new to the forums. I've noticed that a great deal of bunkai involves the technique of trapping one of the opponent's arms and striking to the base of the neck with the knife hand. Is it just me or is that technique really dangerous? I'm a large guy and I've been practicing karate strikes for a long time and I feel like if I held someone's arm and pulled their neck into a knife hand strike I could paralyze/kill them. I'm worried that, if I ever was in an altercation, I would perform this manuever reflexively against an opponent that didn't warrent such a response? Of course, there are other quite dangerous moves in kata but the knife hand occurs so frequently it is second nature. Has anyone had any experience strking someone full force to the neck with knife hand? What was the outcome? Am I just being paranoid?