In a world where social media pages such as this one can distribute information at the speed of light, I grow increasingly concerned about what sorts of things I see posted.I remember distinctly speaking with Grand Master Leo one day and having him tell me "Be careful what you say or else someone will come along and shove that stick down your throat". I also remember his intake interview and the feeling of being sized up, measured and judged about my character. When you entered the basement in South Stockton to train with Uncle Leo, you not only entered for yourself, but were also "allowed" to enter. Uncle Leo's screening process did not end that first day. At least I never felt it did. I was always aware that I was there because Grand Master Leo let me be there. He judged my character and judged if I was worthy to receive his art. As an instructor, I try to do the same. This art we have been entrusted to pass on carries an awesome responsibility with it. It is not casual entertainment for passing dilettantes but serious business that should only be gifted to those who prove worthy and responsible enough to own it. While posting videos of lethal techniques with live blades may seem sexy and may slake the thirst of the morbidly curious (ensuring some twisted measure of popularity), it is extremely irresponsible on the part of the instructor doing the posting. What I think is missing is that very judgement process Grand Master Leo used during his intake and throughout the student's training. Who knows what character the viewer of your video has. Showing lethal, offensive cuts to the neck area to some people out there is just unthinkable to me. And, with the rank some of these instructors hold, they are implying tacit approval of the use of such techniques. So, what happens when that 13 year old gets into a scuffle at school, draws his neck knife hidden under his hoodie and delivers a perfectly executed #1 to the carotid artery, dispatching his opponent? Potentially, thousands of people can view what we post on You Tube, on our websites, in forums such as MyFMA.net and throughout the web. If we can not screen the audience, then it is incumbent on those of us who have been given the responsibility to screen the content of our posts and refrain from showing, encouraging lethal tools and techniques. Save that for your class where you can adequately judge the character of the student who is in front of you and their ability to receive such training. Remember that we train to preserve peace, not to glorify combat and harm to others.