Yes i know he can handle that responsibility. He has shown it thur out the years we have known each other. He kind, careful, well mannered, humble and he looks out for others more than himself at times. He has a healthy ego, he never boast about his self on anything. I know teaching these thing will be hard work, i know that he will only use it to defend himself or others. There are of course lethal techniques, but i told him only in life or death situation(i clarified what those were). I made him read and study the penal code for self defence in California and in Texas( he travels often), other than that he is advised to use take downs and non-lethal ways to stop the opponent.