I wish to hear your thoughts. I also would like this to not become a "hot topic" "Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six" I was told this by a Master at a knife seminar awhile a go and it started to mess with my head a little bit. I've always been a defensive fighter and I have always attempted to talk myself out of fights, but this comment made me sit back and rethink my training and my lifestyle. When I first started training I was young, single, with hardly a care in the world. Now I'm fortysomething, have a Wife and Kids, and they are everything to me, I have everything to fight for. We have all trained to defend ourselves. we push ourselves to be better than the aggressor/opponent so that we come out on top......but to take another persons life!? So, as the the heading says. Defence. How far?