The concept and definition of self-defense according to Wikipedia is:
“Self-defence (self-defense in some varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.“
Comments and how does it impact training
The focus is on the counter-measure piece, the use of the right of self-defense will be for another day,
2nd GLOBAL CONFERENCE on PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCHES, 28-29, November 2014
Does practicing close combat improve the perceived ability to perform better?
Ole Boea* – aDepartment of Military Leadership and Tactics, Norwegian Military Academy, P.O. Box 42 Linderud, 0517 Oslo, Norway