Originally Posted by strategist
I remember the same discussion a few months back. As JFS said, these are targets of opportunity. further, they can be used in order to set up a finishing technique, but may or maynot end an altercation on the ground. I don't believe if I break someones nose it will end a fight. However, it certainly could give me the second i need to use something else, run away, call for help etc.
Besides, how many people will let someone train these techniuqes on them full strength to become proficent and make them effective? Ignore the argument that training time can be better spent with other techniuqes. That is irrelevant to this discussion.
Few people are going to be willing to risk the injury while you get good. since it is incredibly difficult to practice the tecniques safely against a resisting opponent.
The real anti grapple is having 10 of your friends with you against 1 opponent and no cops to break it up.