Understanding Self-Defense Law
Have you ever heard the statement, "I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried out by 6." Make sure it's not one that you teach your students. It is the height of ignorance. Ideally, you'd teach them how to avoid either circumstance. This course is designed to help instructors gain further insight and understanding regarding the potential implications and ramifications arising from the self-defense strategies they teach.
Module 1A True Life Story
Here is a true story with names changed and two questions designed to test your understanding of the law of self-defense. Keep in mind, states may vary in their self-defense laws.
Unit 1Circle K Story
Module 2What is Self-Defense
Self-defense instructors must know the ramifications of what they teach and how it's applied.
Unit 1The Five Essential Elements of a Self-Defense Claim
Unit 2The Claim of Self-Defense
Module 3Understanding Self-Defense Law
Module 1 and 2 quiz
Unit 1Quiz: Understanding Self-Defense Law Module 1 and 2

John Graden
John Graden

John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern age. He is the founder of the first successful professional association and trade journal. MA Success editor John Corcoran first called him a “visionary” in 1995. Martial Arts World magazine dubbed him, The Teacher of Teachers. Mr. Graden’s leadership was recognized in many mainstream media outlets including a cover story on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and many others.