Is it okay to teach children how to kill people?
I put this in the techniques section because it has to do with killing techiques.
My father told me one time that he took my brother out of a karate class in San Francisco Chinatown. He's not a martial artist so every martial art is karate to him. It's in Chinatown so I guess it could be wushu or something. Anyway he said he took him out of the class because the instructor was teaching my brother who was 9 or 10 at the time how to seriously hurt or kill people. I wondered about this because why bother teaching martial arts to a kid at all. Learning how to kill people seems like a natural outcome of martial arts training. Even Aikido guys are aware of how to apply techniques to end people's lives. What do you guys think did he do the right thing to take him out of the class and should kids even bother to learn martial arts at all?