Thanks everyone. I find my art safest for me. I don't pit the arts against one and other as a general rule. For the record I do have experience in grappling and I've learnt that it isn't for me. That isn't to say that it isn't for everyone at all however. I find being the lighter person it's safer for me to stay on my feet as much as is possible but that's just me. Also just another point. When in that kind of situation you stick to what you know. The basics of what you know. Even with classes in Judo or ju-jitsu I've fought on my feet for seven years and that's unlikely to change because that is what my body is trained to do. I think the phrase to each their own applies here Let's give the thread back to it's original topic now I think.