A Martial Artist’s Guide To Legal Self-Defense
by Thomas D. Davenport, Jr.
My journey in martial arts began with learning Taekwondo under Jon and Penny Wilson and earning a blackbelt in 1989. Decades later, I began learning 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu under Sifu James Mclin of Legendary Kung Fu and Tai Chi, L.L.C. While learning a martial art is intended as a positive benefit, that knowledge could be negatively construed against the martial artist when it comes to self-defense or defense of others.