Self Defence

Karate-ka are expected to exercise self-restraint and self-control. They are expected to show good judgment in avoiding placing themselves in situations where force is required.

A karate-ka must:

* not provoke a fight;

* refuse provocation by others to fight;

* leave the scene of a verbal confrontation without resorting to violence;

* use the minimum amount of force necessary for self-defence;

* discontinue all force at the earliest opportunity.

“Refrain from violent behaviour!” – Dojo Kun