Understanding Self-Defense Law
Since virtually every martial arts school advertises that they teach self-defense, you would think that instructors know, understand, and can teach the Law of Self-Defense in their state. However, most instructors are unaware of what is legal and what is not in a personal self-defense encounter. Martial arts instructors owe it to their students and their own family to understand the law of self-defense. This sample module is from the MATA Martial Arts Instructor Certification program. The course is 100% online and can be completed at your own pace.
Module 1 A 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 1 Circle K Story
Module 2 What is Self-Defense
Self-defense instructors must know the ramifications of what they teach and how it's applied.
Unit 1 The Five Essential Elements of a Self-Defense Claim
Unit 2 The Claim of Self-Defense
Module 3 Understanding Self-Defense Law
Module 1 and 2 quiz
Unit 1 Quiz: Understanding Self-Defense Law Module 1 and 2