ah, my mistake then. I was imagining there was a larger random chance of hitting a DM just right. since the chance is remote, thats probably why we never hear of accidental deaths in DM schools...or even intentional ones. never heard of a DM death ever.
one thing thats strange though...if it's so extreamly remote - why did you seem concerned of someone trying to do DM practice without knowing what they are doing?
couldn't you just advise a noob on a forum to 'hit away' with reasonable certainty their strikes would never meet their Mak?