The Ethics of Self Defense

How Can Harming Others Be Ethical?

Ethical Self Defense

It seems obvious why someone would ask this question. If you spend your days learning how to kill people, for example, how does that jibe with what some people call a commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” But the answer to this question is that martial arts are actually the consummate ethical response. To the extent there is even a minor lapse in ethical conduct, gaping holes in one’s defenses open up leaving one prone to serious injury.