Trained to kill Within your specific art how many lethal techniques are there and how are they dealt with? I have come across this issue many many times through my martial journey. The balance between making a martial art effective and possibly lethal or to declaw an art and develop it into a sport. Now, of course a simple punch can be used in many ways and there is a big difference between a punch in the stomach, which could kill but most likely would be accidental, to a punch in the throat. Is it the teachers responsibility to teach the difference and specifically drill specific targets while prohibiting others even in self defence syllabus. In other systems maybe traditional or military based there are some techniques that could be seen as more lethal based. These would be thing like neck breaks, and attacks with weapons. There is a whole spectrum inbetween of course. When learning or teaching these types of techniques how do you approach them? Do teachers ever have the right to promote such techniques? Are they reserved only for very high ranks? Are they generally not taken seriously and studied for knowledge and historical.value than for practical applied purposes?