Ethics means acting in the Finnish Krav Maga Federation in a way that is right. The Finnish Krav Maga Federation is not a traditional sports organisation, because there is no competitive sport in Krav Maga, but the activities are focused on exercise, learning and practising self-defence. Our rule book is the Finnish law and especially its provisions concerning self-defence (emergency defence). This forms the backbone of our ethical guidelines.
In a self-defence situation, the defender must be able to quickly assess how serious the situation really is. As stated earlier, ethics in training comes through the law of self-defence. It is the responsibility of coaches to show where the line of self-defence is drawn. It is the personal responsibility of each trainee to measure his or her own actions in a real-life situation to be ethically sustainable.
In training, this means introducing the aspects of Krav Maga Self-defence as a natural part of the training as discussed in chapter three of Krav Maga Self Defence Analysis. The central premise, however, is that self-defence is practised so that in the worst case scenario you or someone close to you can get out of the situation healthy and alive. This is why mind control is a key aspect of all exercises.