Originally posted by boomer49er:
The majority of real fights end up on the ground. If you can't fight on the ground you're gonna get your ass kicked.
If you're taking a martial art and they aren't teaching you any grappeling, find a new school.
There are a few reasons why:
1. Both fighters (street) do not know how to keep their balance while throwing more than 2 punches.
2. Both fighters are not experienced so it just goes to a "Tussel".
3. Both fighters have good defense against punches and it ends up being a grab fest.
If one guy knows how to punch and he fights a normal dude, it most likely won't go to the ground.