18. What Every Martial Arts Instructor MUST Know about the Law of Self-Defense
As a martial artist, you train in self-defense to protect yourself and your loved ones, but what really happens in the court system when a martial artist defends him or herself?
This episode of The Truth About the Martial Arts Business will help you to understand and prepare for the legal battle that happens after an attack. The first fight is for your life – the second for your liberty.
Andrew F. Branca, a renowned expert in self-defense law, teaches you how to make quick, effective, legally appropriate decisions in life-and-death situations.
The Five Elements of Self Defense
2:50 Do I have to wait for the bad guy to hit me first?
3:40 Can I use a weapon in my defense?
4:00 What it cost to defend a self defense case
4:25 How is “Deadly Force” defined by law?
4:40 Does the court look at a trained martial artist differently than an untrained defender?
5:55 What influences juries in regards to martial arts for self-defense?
6:05 Will your defense attorney use your martial arts training as a defense or suppress it from the jury?
6:15 How can martial arts help your defense?
6:40 The Three Fights
9:30 Use of Force Expert
’10:15 Can the prosecution include the defenders instructor?
11:00 Can an instructor face criminal charges for the actions of his or her student?
13:05 Element 1: Innocence
14:27 How a victim loses their claim of innocence
14:45 Element 2: Imminence
15:20 Element 3: Proportionality
15:45 What if you have a gun and his attacks you with his fists?
16:46 Element 4: Avoidance
17:00 Is Stand Your Ground just in Florida?
18:07 Element 5: Reasonableness
19:30 The danger of CCW
21:00 Why students get so stressed at Andrew’s seminars, that they can’t remember what they just did.
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18. Andrew Branca: What Every Martial Arts Instructor MUST Know About the Law of Self-Defense.
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14. John Graden: How to Evaluate Your Martial Arts Curriculum
13. Bernard Kerik: Terrorists Using Martial Arts
12. Chris Sutton: How to Teach Martial Arts Professionally
11. John Graden: A Plan for Reopening Your Martial Arts School
10. Chris Sutton: Do Martial Arts Really Work for Law Enforcement?
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8. Jim King: How to Run a Successful Martial Arts Summer Camp
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5. Brian Tracy: Why Curriculum is Critical to Your Martial Arts School Success
4. Brian Tracy: What Adults Want in a Martial Arts School
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2. Tony Robbins: How Martial Arts Can Be Used To Combat Procrastination
1. Tony Robbins: How to Use Martial Arts to Create a More Successful Life
A black belt under the late Jhoon Rhee, Tony Robbins views martial arts as an excellent way to improve your life or a poor excuse not to.
Brian Tracy is a mentor of John Graden’s. Brian credits much of his self-discipline and drive to the principles he learned as a martial arts student and instructor.
The police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks, Bernard Kerik began his taekwondo training at 14 and has traveled the world to improve his skills.
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