Escapes has the wrong connotation I think. The technical term is "reverses". The attitude you are describing is incompatible with the situation where the attacker reverses with the intent to cause you harm.
Btw, there is a funny story about the second doshu and pacifism.
In terms of grappling jargon, "escape" refers to getting free from an inferior position to a neutral position, it does not mean the entire combative situation has been escaped or de-escalated. "Reversal" on the other hand is switching from an inferior position to a superior one.