Dilemma with my instructors view on use of force?
So tonight we are doing drills, slow speed, and my guru sees that I am going for eye gouges and ear drum slaps and he says what are you doing? I said well this is about self defense and I agree with Rich Dimitri's opinion that closest weapon closet target makes sense so that's why I went for the simulated ear slap and it would be effective, from what I have been told. I didn't mention Rich, but was well you could have just easily redirected him using Silat. I said yeah but that assumes I can pull off those 4 moves to my 1, ear slap. He says well you need to be concerned about what the camera sees. I said with all due respect what I need to be concerned about is the immediate threat and that is the guy attacking me. I will worry about the lawsuit and jail time later which wouldn't be a problem because he attacked me.
Whom do you agree with? I obviously think I make more sense and am concerned that you fight like you train. I want to train with dirty fighting tactics, not more complicated graceful moves. He keeps mentioning well what if its your cousin get fresh with your wife you going to ear slap, eye gouge, and knife hand chop to neck. I said no I would attempt verbal de-escalation and then do something no lethal, but this is a SD. A SD class IMO should be teaching you how to end an attack as quick as possible, dirty or not. Maybe my attacks are a valid defense of why real SD can't be practiced full speed, because you could really hurt someone with a double ear slap, an eye gouge, or neck chop?