I do not believe that violence is an answer. Ever. However I have a few exceptions. If your life, or the life of one thats dear to you is in danger, you may use violence.
Now to answer the question I will put myself in the shoes of the victim in the example. I am now in high school, so I am guessing the bulling that I’m going through is pretty intense, especially since its a group of kids I’m dealing with. Now in the example I stand up for myself, and frankly I’d do the same in real life. You see, despite me believing that violence is not an answer, my instinct would be to defend myself. I trust my instincts. I also trust what I learn at my Karate school. I will use violence to end the conflict, but, self-control is the key. You have to know when to stop. Being able to defend yourself is nice, but if you can’t control yourself you might harm someone more than you think. So just keep that in mind. If you did cross the line, and you, lets say, inflicted permanent damage to someone, then its your fault. Still, there is nothing wrong with putting bullies in their place.
So in the end, despite my believes, I have to say that standing up to evil cannot be seen as greater evil.