I don't think anyone really disagrees with this. Self-defense can certainly involve physical contact and conflict.Self defence isnt basic safety practice. It is a reason to use force on someone.
"The right of self-defense (also called, when it applies to the defense of another, alter ego defense, defense of others, defense of a third person) is the right for persons to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly force."
Right of self-defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are plenty of non martial arts ways of basically staying safe. There are plenty of martial arts ways of dropping someone on their head if they try to hurt you.
One is not any more reasonable than the other. It is situational.
Fighting is self-defense. You have to fight against bad guys to defend yourself. When your fist meet on your opponent's face, he will no longer bother you any more. It's better for your fist to meet on your opponent's face than for your opponent's fist to meet on your face. Self-defense doesn't mean that you don't fight back. You do fight back and that's "fight" by definition. Of course you can run, but when someone attacks your family members, you just can't run away and you have to "fight".sparring is fighting not self defence.
I don't think anyone really disagrees with this. Self-defense can certainly involve physical contact and conflict.
However, self defense is not the same thing as agreeing to face off and have a contest of skills with another trained individual. While there is certainly some overlap of the physical skills involved, they are definitely not the same thing. Success in the one can imply or suggest, to a certain degree, a likelihood of success in the other and vice-versa. But definitely not the same thing, definitely should not be assumed.
That will tell you if it works for sparring, and whether it works against well-trained individuals. It is a mediocre measure of effectiveness on gravel, among chairs, facing three drunk guys who may or may not have a knife somewhere among them.A good idea would be to go try it out in some medium to hard sparring vs. other equally trained people in MMA gyms to see if what you're training, works well.