Hi All this is my first post on the forum. Does anyone know where I can find a source for the Law regarding self defence in Japan? The only reference I can find is Military, such as: JSDF, JSF, SDF. No reference to civilian self defence law?
Allow me to explain why. I recently had a discussion via Face Book with a New Zealand gentleman JKA 6th Dan living in Japan. He blogged that “true karate” could only be practiced under the guidance of JKA Instruction and followed BUDO. That almost all westerners are not practicing true karate (whatever true karate is?) He also went on to say his true karate was an effective form of self defence. There were other comments and statements but I will not repeat all here. This got me thinking, what is the law in Japan regards self defence, how do they train for this?
The reply he gave me left me wondering if they approach this subject at all in training. And no he could not explain the Law to me. Can anyone help?