Yeah, I would be a hypocrite if I told my kid to just let a bully beat you until he wears out and then lay there quietly until he's gone. I've shown my daughter how to inflict maximum pain with minimum effort if she thinks she needs it to disable or get away from an attacker. She said she had to use it at school one time when an older boy tried to keep her from going in the back door at school after the bell had finished ringing. She said she could have sworn his feet left the ground after she kicked him in the nuts as hard as she could. He hasn't bothered her since. I suspect her actions probably kept her from being sexually assaulted.<quoted text>
Here are two basic philosophies that I teach my kids. Neither are violent.
"Never, EVER, start a fight. Always be prepared to finish one."
"TAKE your turn OR WAIT your turn. It's your choice."
I refuse to let some damned wussy teacher brainwash my kid into believing that she doesn't have the right to fight back. They tried that crap on my generation too and it enraged me to think some boy could pinch my boob and the teacher expected me to let "that" go! I had a teacher pull that on me one day, "___, I saw that!" when I elbowed the boy as hard as I could. I yelled back at her, "How convenient you didn't see him pinch me!" She let it go. She knew she couldn't win with me. I was always went righteous on her ass.