|Kyoda sensei, about to kick Miyagi sensei in the head...maybe?|
I read a short article yesterday discussing the concept of a "fair fight", and had to smile at the naivety of the author; my own experience of violent interactions with others, all be it a long time ago, taught me that during exchanges of raw aggression there is no such thing as fairness when it comes to hurting another human being.
Even when the fight is not a physical one pain is no less present; words can hurt, especially when written. A strong body can withstand physical impact, and a strong mind can deal with the pain that follows; but what do you do when there are no blows to take...just lies to deal with? When you enter into a verbal conflict with only the truth at your disposal, your opponent has the advantage.
There is no honour in a victory achieved though deceit of course...but perhaps honour is unimportant when it's the victory alone that matters; as for fairness, well, that's a concept only ever pondered by the vanquished.