About Self Defense
Krav Maga based self defense classes ranging from beginner through expert level are offered 7 days a week. We encourage you to learn more about self defense.
Self defense is the right of a person to use reasonable force for the purpose of defending one’s own life, or the life of others.
Reasonable force refers to the amount of force necessary to protect oneself form an active or perceived threat. It’s generally understood that what constitutes reasonable force will ultimately be determined by a judge or a panel of your peers.
Lethal force is force that’s likely to cause serious bodily injury or death. If used, it is expected that its use is reasonable and that all lesser means of force have failed, or could not reasonably be deployed.
Weapons such as firearms, knives, cars, explosives, baseball bats are considered lethal weapons. Other non-traditional weapons like bricks, bottles, pens, etc. could also be used unlawfully and lethally.
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What is Self Defense?
Self defense ought to be reasonable. If the use of force is reasonable, then it is not criminal. But as a legal justification, interpretations vary and much needs to be considered.
Was the threat verbal, was it physical, was it eminent, was there a risk to life or grave bodily injury, was it perceived or actual, was it provoked, was the response reasonable, and did someone end up dead? These are just some of the considerations that are weighed.
Moreover, while it is generally understood that people have a constitutional right to self defense, many states limit or bar the use of self defense if the defendant has the option to retreat safely.
Self Defense Classes
Self defense classes teach participants both how to win and the risks involved. While the legal risks can only be discussed generally, the physical risks are understood through martial practice.
Self defense classes offer participants the fitness level necessary to thwart physical aggression and the knowledge of how… where to strike, how to strike, when and how to cover, how to create angles, how to escape holds and grabs, how to deal with weapons, and more.
Just as important, classes help participants understand that a physical confrontation can result in a pyrrhic victory. Coupled with the legal risk, force ought to be used when there is no other option.