These are the final actions used to complete a self-defense situation. Once you have control of your attacker, you must insure he or she will not attempt to attack you again once you relinquish control. Finishing techniques are generally continuations previous defensive actions. The severity of the attack, how many attackers are involved, and what weapons are used will affect how extreme your final measures must be.
As a Taekwondo student, you must analyze an attack and determine the least amount of force you can use and still be effective. It is your responsibility to know your abilities and strength and to use them to cause no more harm than necessary. The law allows a person to defend him or herself but it requires the person to use only the amount of force that is absolutely necessary to stop an attack. When possible, the law requires a person to evade an attack and run away. Choose the appropriate self-defense action for a situation and then execute it to the maximum. If necessary, you may escalate the action to a higher level.
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