Code of ethics
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1.  Walk away if you can. Before taking any physical action, try talking your way out of a confrontation. The very best case scenario will be to walk away and have nobody get hurt.
2.	 Hurt. If you are unable to walk away from a confrontation and are cornered, we recommend applying the appropriate level of pain. Inflicting the pain necessary to get out of harm’s way will require some thought, self-defense training and self-control. 
3.	 Maim. If you are approached by someone with a knife and need to take more dire action to defend yourself, consider damaging his arm or whatever else it will take to survive the attack.  The same will apply for any weapon attack against you (such as a club or gun).
4.	 Kill. This, of course, is the absolute last result. Consider the previous three levels before arriving at the kill decision.

Note (disclaimer): We here at KarateToday.net, KarateToday.com, and Flaherty’s Kenpo Karate studios do not take any responsibility for the actions of other people. These ethical guidelines are only intended as free advice for life-threatening situations. Here at Flaherty’s Kenpo Karate, we believe that the best course of action is not to take action if you don’t have to and to be in compliance with your state laws regarding self-defense if you must take action.

It is imperative to be completely informed about your rights regarding self-defense laws and what actions are appropriate during a life-threatening situation. Violations of the law or poor ethical behavior could result in legal action. To learn more about real self-defense in case the need arises and you find yourself in a life-threatening confrontation, consider joining one of our self-defense studios.
The ethics code:

We here at KarateToday.net, KarateToday.com, and Flaherty’s Kenpo Karate studios do not take any responsibility for the actions of other people.


It is imperative to be completely informed about your rights regarding self-defense laws and what actions are appropriate during a life-threatening situation.