@ Jon Tocker
Did martial arts for several years in NZ.
Amoungst the people there were several police officers.
Every couple of years they would take aside the senior students and inform
them what the police expected them to do if they were the wrong place
at the wrong time.
I never had any problems with the police ,except they turned up too late,
when this happened to me.
But then I and my mates only did enough to scare the stupid buggers off
and not go out of our way to beat the living daylights out of them.
Perhaps your Marital arts club should have got some police offficers in for a
Or perhaps you are not speaking from personal experience? but from my
mates cousins, pets, best friends, distant relative on the feline sides?
Also a prosecuters job is to prosecute, not go well the defendant is a nice
bloke you should aquit.