If nail clippers are banned in airplanes, they should also ban "black belters" right? Last night in my Jiu-Jitsu class I saw how easily our instructor (a 2nd degree black belter) submitted the best student in our class who happens to be a top notch purple belter in mixed martial arts tournaments. The purple belt is by no means an easy foe. He can easily take on folks who are double his weight and size. But even with his incredible skill, he looked like a helpless mouse when he fought with our instructor. And there are those who are far better than my instructor. Which brings to mind the silliness of why airport security would ban metal nail clippers when a person like my instructor is probably ten times deadlier than ten people who are allowed to carry small swiss army knives in the plane. I completely understand what airport security must do to ensure air traffic safety but I think it has gone to a point where it's just utterly ridiculous. If ten highly skilled martial artists like my instructor boarded a plane they will most likely succeed if they hijacked it. I wonder if it's just going to be a matter of time when airport security wouldn't allow martial artists to board airplanes. Who knows? Maybe the next airplane-based terrorist attack will be done by highly trained martial arts experts. I wonder what airport security will do next if something like that ever happens.