Can your martial art or self defense system really save you? I believe this is a question that, in general, many martial artists or self-defense practitioner's eventually ask themselves.
I don't think it is disrespectful of our teachers and I think quite normal to have questions about the effectiveness of our techniques, especially when you get to a point in your training where you start practicing for situations where you can get maimed or killed.
Would they really work in the real world instead of a dojo or training facility? Initially, my intention was only to look at a few videos to see what "real" violence was like and whether my techniques seemed plausible.
Only it quickly grew to a much larger set that amazed and repulsed me. A picture is worth a thousand words as the saying goes.
Warning. The videos may contain content that can be very distressing to some audiences.