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Anonymous asked in SportsMartial Arts · 2 months ago

Self Defense question?

In the sense of the other person starting an attack, you have every right to defend yourself; What if someone you know (friend) is unable to defend themselves (fear), are you allowed to step in and defend them if you wanted to?

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes.  However, that is dangerous.  Alot of cops will tell you not to intervene.

    So it's legal, but dangerous.

    I'm a security guard and they warn us about how dangerous it could be to intervene

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  • Carlos
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Check your local state and country laws of self defense 

    but its best to use minimal force necessary to subdue an opponent threat as possible to save yourself or a loved one .

    If in America someone breaks into your personal home then it is best to shoot and aim for centre body mass in the front area of the body only and say more more to the police beside name , age , address and lawyer up in that situation .

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  • Burgoo
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    generally yes, you can use force to defend others that need it to the same extent as you can yourself

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Learn word-jutsu. It might just help you out more than fighting. I mean learn how to talk people out of hurting you. It can help. 

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  • Bon
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    There are two sides to your question: legal and moral

    Although the law recognizes the legitimacy of self-defense, it also depending on where you live limits what you are legally allow to use in self-defense and to what degree of force you are allow to use. And it is very strict as to what circumstances you are allow to use lethal force.

    Morally, if you believe your friend is in danger of being seriously injured or in danger of his life, you are obligated to come to his defense by either stopping the fight or preventing the person attacking your friend from continuing. Otherwise, you have no right to call yourself his friend. However, this is not a clear cut case for all situations because if your friend instigates the fight or is at fault, you fighting the other guy only makes you equally in the wrong.

    Last, standing up for your friend in the right situation is righteous, but it may not make him feel good about himself and he may either become too dependent on you or even resent the fact he has to be protected by you - no one wants to be reminded of their failings. You should do more than just standing up for him. Once the fight is over, you still have to do more if you are his friend.

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  • Imp
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Yea. It shouldn't be called self defence if you can defend other people!

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  • Steel
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    "Allowed" in what sense and by whom? There may be minute differences in legal standing based on municipality, but generally speaking, absolutely. Most laws dictate responding with "like force", so if someone shoves your friend, you can't necessarily decapitate the aggressor with a katana or something like that. 

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