The one real fight I've been in went to the ground. I tried to kick (no I didn't know how but I'd seen movies on it), he caught it, we tussled, we went down, tussled some more, he wound up on top and that was bad. He won on points and I bled. Truthfully, neither of us were hurt much at all.
The most amazing thing about it, is that I knew most of the people watching the fight. No one, and I repeat no one, moved to stop it and they could easily have done so. So much for enemies when you might have friends.
I should add that neither of us were martial artists at that point. I think we wound up on the ground because neither of us knew what to do standing up.
[Edited by Erik on December 13, 2000 at 07:01pm]