Right, i cant remember what you call the position i am going to try and explain or what you call the situation i am about to explain so i cant title this accurately. At least i hope the current title sums it up well. But i was watching a "Kali center" video a while ago where he got into how they deal with either the clinch or the range just before it or a guard and he said something along the lines of just going for the hand. Now he didnt cover it for unarmed in that video. so after that really convoluted starter. how well does gunting stack up for unarmed? Best i can determine it seems like it would work decently on a battlefield and as a means to keep it in your muscle memory to go for the arms and hands etc with weapon if you have one. I know adrenaline probably leaves it as not that useful unless you are going to have a extended fight with someone and obviously FMA is meant to be a "get a weapon first" style for the most part. I presume FMA unarmed just looks like kickboxing for the most part like plenty of other styles tend to look like? Maybe a little more hesitant to take a hit for a hit maybe. Edit: i suppose a ultimate question to this is: how do you "defang the snake" when you have no weapons.