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Old 03-31-2004, 09:45 AM   #29
Chad Sloman
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Michael Karmon wrote:
No one said you had to kill your attacker. I think the question was 'to what extent will you go to prevent harm from a real attacker'

To the most of what I have been reading, most say that they will us enough force to stop him but would hurt the oponent rather be hurt themselfs.

Personally I believe in the old Haiku "Don't start nothing there will be nothing'
what scenario could you paint where you would be given that choice? When do I ever have to choose let myself be hurt or hurt my attacker? Once I have gained dominance over my attacker, I choose to cause major harm or not. I choose not.

A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams.
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