Great responses. I definitely need to put more of this to the test and be more patient and allow everything to manifest in it's own time but upon reading the 'hormonal induced stress chart', I still have my concerns. I don't think anyone realistically think they can pull off a wrist lock when someone's coming at you with bad intentions... or so i hope not unless you are maybe in clinching range. Even then, there's better choices in the clinch as far as self-defense goes. That's why I find atemi to be absolutley necessary, or an experience of some sort of striking art. I know quite a few practitioners who would absolutely freeze the first time they were hit because of a lack of realistic training. I love the idea of takemusu. I know my training has only begun and with more training and experience, I'll understand the principles more and be able to effectively apply them to combat. I love all the thoughts so far.
These videos are also relevant. Check 'em.
I feel like there's too much compliance in the second one but I love watching their style and the way they incorporate more realistic attacks.
In a real street situation I am going to use utemi! I personally believe that it is not emphasized more is because many sensei don't want you to become reliant on it at the expense of being able to execute the techniques and connect with the attacker. Once you recognize which openings grease the wheel to give the appropriate response for the moment you can apply many techniques that may not have seemed like options initially. Oh and when you apply concepts such as leading so you have them grab you when and where you want them to and not where they do, yes you can definitely apply a wrist-lock to someone with bad intentions-so satisfying!