Re: Taking the high road
It all depends on the circles you move in, whilst the martial arts is becoming far more popular, so it's becoming more and more likely, that still doesn't make it statistically so. Most violent crimes are committed by a family member/relative.
Much, much easier said than done, you try getting to your knees after someone's hit you with a double-leg takedown and is positioning for a mount - your best option is probably to go for a guard and then try and get a sankyo/nikkyo.
If you can get to your knees, you can get to your feet, no grappler worth their salt will let you get back up once you're on the ground, disengaging from them is nearly impossible because they maintain very, very close contact.