Definitely not recomended, but it is possible with a good dose of luck.
It was only when he woke up the next day and thought about what he'd done that he realised how close to death he had been.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
I once did a (testing)parachute jump at the army, and I was amazed as I felt time was slowing down...although, at the same time, I really knew I headed down real fast...
On another occasion, I had a car crash, and after the point of no return I already had imaged a few different possiblities of where my car would stop and how... pretty weird.
I have the same policy, don't hang out in places where you are unlikely to be the toughest/ most lunatic person.
If you apply that rule and surround yourself with mates who are dan grade Judoka and pro Muay thai fighters and you're fairly safe in most un armed altercations.
Tbh I don't really think about MA in a self-defence context much nowadays, I live somewhere quiet in the country and I'm too old to get into staring contests with drunks in cheesy nightclubs.
I do martial arts for the same reason people take up other rough sports like Rugby. It keeps me healthy and stops me turning into a completely domesticated office-plant.
Im 21 and i dont get into a lot of fights. There's a total misconception that "the streets" are full of teh danger. Maybe in some areas but just stay the hell away from them. The closest i got to an altercation in the past year was 5 guys restraining a friend who had bumped into me and kicked off. They apologised and told me no one wanted any trouble and their friend was a dickhead.