Self-Defense at Pahuyuth School Berlin
While Pahuyuth was designed for survival in lawless environments (e.g. war zones), most of us enjoy the benefits of a constitutional state in which powers to protect citizens are regulated and limited by law and order:
The protection of the individual is the task of the state.
In other words, the protection of rights against violation is in principle the task of the State. Contrary to this principle, self-protection by interference with foreign rights may be permissible if the protection of the state is not timely or cannot be obtained. Especially when self-protection is legally permitted.
As mediators of a traditional martial art and preservers of cultural heritage and customs, we see it as our responsibility to help our students to deal with their fighting knowledge in a healthy and righteous manner.
Self-defence within the framework of the law is therefore not understood as an independent Pahuyuth discipline, but as interdisciplinary competence and valuable basic attitude, which we convey to all our students. In doing so we put great emphasis on a strict legal conformity and interpretation, which we understand as an indispensable basis for a truly realistic self-defense.