As a martial artist you must be aware of the use of excessive force. If you get into a street fight, as someone trained in self-defense, you can only use enough force to control the situation. If you kill or maim someone when your life is not threatened, you may be held legally liable for the damage you do. Of course, the same principle is true in the classroom. When demonstrating a technique, you exercise control so as not to injure your students. There is a fine line between showing your students the potential power of a technique (giving your students a “love tap”) and stroking your ego in an
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