Is grappling better for female self defense than striking?

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  1. Hanzou

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    Well that's what I'm envisioning, and yeah it just doesn't make a lot of sense.

    I was under the impression that in this hypothetical situation I'm yelling for help because the guy under my control is still a threat to me. So why not just put the guy to sleep and then I don't have to worry about the threat anymore?
     
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    Hmmm, look I am the first one to say when you're faced with a threatening situation that you should o what you gotta do and do it right. But...you may well be getting into very, very murky territory from a "self defence" mitigant if you wind up in court, if you have had some guy in a submission, possibly for some time, and then "crack-o" pop his elbow, or something, especially if there are witnesses. I think that could go down less well than simply punching the guy outright and knocking him out on the immediate threat being presented.

    May not seem fair but optics can go a long way on these things!
     
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    Yikes, what a bleeder!! : )
     
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    I agree. My point is why scream for help when you can pummel, cripple, or put the guy to sleep? Seems like a waste of energy.

    Obviously, how you finish off your would be assailant depends on your location. But yeah, sitting on top of someone and punching them in the face while you're screaming for help just seems like a bad comedy sketch.

    Or it makes you look like a grade-A psycho.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    better for legal delineation between victim and assailant
     
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    There's always a bigger picture, isn't there? Some people can't help but get caught up in the pixels though.
     
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    If you say so. Still won't catch me screaming for help if I have the upper hand in a street fight.

    I doubt a woman would need that legal delineation though. Especially if she's smaller than her assailant.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Don't much care what you would do, don't much care about your opinion either123
     
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