These codes govern the ethics for all self-defense situations. What is the appropriate response to an attacker’s aggression? The answer lies in a series of "what If" questions and drills. A good martial artist behaves responsibly.
Both Kokondo and Jukido teach this concept regardless of the age of the participants and the variety of the attacks. This emphasis gives the student the ethical compass and courage needed to navigate the schoolyard, the boardroom or the back alley.