I've unfortunately needed self-protection skills a couple of times recently, albeit going to the aid of others. In both cases, I'd have found standing grappling skills useful. I know Japanese jujitsu is often derided, and Chin Na is hard to find, but I was missing these sorts of skills. I'd like thoughts from any LEOs or experienced hands: what do you do about standing grappling? I avoid trouble and places where trouble is likely, so either I've been unlucky recently or the UK is becoming a worse place. Thankfully, both events ended without injury and with the police arriving in reasonable time. While all's well that ends well, I had no relevant physical skills despite years of martial arts. I might as well never have trained in martial arts, and that's caused me to reflect. I have a background in full-contact arts but striking would only have escalated matters, and perhaps caused me to be charged with assault. I know a little groundwork, but ending up on the ground would have been catastrophic. Even judo throws wouldn't have helped. It strikes me that there's a place for something like JJJ or Chin Na, but I'd like to have thoughts and ideas from others with relevant experience.