This is when an unruly or trespassing person is not necessarily making threats at the moment, but they are causing a problem or refusing to leave, so the person must be controlled and/or removed. These techniques are also used in defense of property, such as when someone is trying to steal your bicycle. The techniques you employ use pain to make the person comply, cease their wrongful behavior, and/or leave. The techniques do not cause injury and do not look aggressive in nature, but they use pain to compel compliance while also protecting you from retaliation. After the confrontation is over, there are no moral, civil, or legal considerations as long as your actions were reasonable and prudent under the circumstances. To any witnesses, your actions will appear non threatening and they may have been so subdued that witnesses were not aware the techniques were even being used.
Defense against an attack
This is when someone is attacking you for some other reason than to kill you. They may be angry or retaliating against some perceived wrong. They may think they must defend their ideas, property, honor, etc. They may be out to rob you or they may be out just to have fun fighting. The techniques you use must be powerful and effective, but, since you are not defending your life, the techniques must not be inherently deadly. Depending on the situation, the techniques may cause serious injury or death, but they are not intended to kill. After the confrontation is over, you may face moral, civil, or legal considerations if your actions exceeded that which the law considers reasonable and prudent under the circumstances. To any witnesses, your actions will appear to be restrained and appropriate to the situation.
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