So true compassion would involve being a person for whom it is impossible to be "an opponent" in the first place.
Thanks, I like that a lot.
For myself I would maybe add something along the lines of "... while maintaining one's own intergrity as much as possible." Somewhere in that direction is the goal of (my) practice. And at heart it is not validated or invalidated by winning or losing real or hypothetical violent encounters, as interesting and relevant as that may be.