People often ask whether we should use martial arts training in a real fight. As instructors, we have used the skills learned from martial arts many times to resolve conflict, but thankfully, never in a physical altercation outside the ring.
One of the first lessons that si often learned in martial arts, is that words were never grounds for a fight. In the martial arts, you learn that there is no such thing as “fighting” words. Instead, you learn to respond without reacting in the martial arts.