And so you are a well conditioned _well trained Uechi-Ka ; smug in your "proficiency" from unquestionable lineage ; you worship your sensei who says you are a child of "mushin"!
You have never been in a real fight but you are pretty good at imagining one with alien life forms !
You also espouse compassion and , perhaps ,even that all violence ,including the violence of self defense , is morally repugnant !
You are antigun yet practice kobudo with an array of deadly martial arts weapons which you are quick to rationalize !
You are told by the pacifists of this world and by the enlightened masters that lots of people end up dead because by using " inefficient " karate moves or by pulling a gun in a dreadful assault , one escalates the violence !
And so in the moments of quiet introspection , as you project the possibility of violent criminal attack__ Which advice , which instinct will you follow ? What will really save your hide , you wonder ? What course of action is more likely to cost your life or the lives of your loved ones ? Are you really better off doing nothing ? Or is using a weapon the smarter thing to do ? And , if so , what weapons work best ?
If you have formed strong convictions about responding with effective countervailing force ; having made that decision _you will need to skillfully and efficiently implement it , along with the tactics , the determination and the physical command !