Re: What is "combat"?
an example of ethics:
I am a vegetarian because I believe it wrong to uneccessarily take life when it is not required. I value all life equally, and think killing is wrong.
That is my ethics and values.
However, it does not mean there are not conditions that exist in which I will not kill.
In the situation that Kit mentions, 8 on 1 with presumed intent, I am not going to ponder my personal ethics against killing at that point in time.
Did I fail in an AIki sense? Did I fail to follow an ethical life or path?