"Don't use your skills on infirior attackers"
That's just mind boggling to me on so many levels. I mean, isn't the whole point of studying a martial arts to become supirior fighters to others... and now sensei's and shifu's are telling their student not to use what they learned against people who think they are better than them? How does that make any sense?
Most Helpful Girl
There's no need to hurt someone more than strictly necessary. If a very advanced fighter goes up against a novice, they're going to be able to beat the shit out of them. This does not help the novice learn. This does not help the advanced fighter progress. One must learn when to employ one's mercy and compassion, a principle codified into most forms of martial arts.0
Most Helpful Guy
Everyone else has pretty much covered it, but it bears repetition: It means don't use it just because you have it. Dont be a bully. Don't decimate someone and break their arm just because they grabbed the front of your shirt, when lesser force would have doen the job.
Hell most self defence and martial arts courses open up with the classic "discretion is the better part of valour", and "fight only if absolutely necessary".0