The compassionate decision to break someone's leg instead...
Russian Sambo is a hand to hand combat style used by Russian soldiers to cruelly break and dismember the legs of their enemies. And they actually choose to do this instead of killing them. Here are two reasons why:
1. ...to take out 3 soldiers instead of 1 because it will take 2 men to carry the 1 injured soldier. 2. ...to avoid fueling their enemies with motivation driven by anger over a friend who was killed by them.
As cruel as it may seem to break ones legs, it is far more humane than killing the person who will heal and live to see another day.
Russian Sambo offers modern practitioners a matching option if ever face to face with an attacker. Instead of using Martial Art techniques that kill, the artist can disable the legs and escape.
Russian Sambo Leg Locks can be used as a non-lethal self-defense option that still will cause excruciating pain and instant disablement on a deserving attacker, without killing him.
Another reminder that everything is only as dangerous or safe, as the person who is controlling it.