Groundfighting I don't know if there are any specific statistics on how often a fight goes to the ground. I am only speaking of personal experiences that I have witnessed. Usually when a fight goes to the ground it's because the fighters are either inexperienced strikers or one of them is a wrestler or some type of grappler and their gameplan is to take it to the ground. That's what most street fights consist of. It is not a self defense situation! It's usually 2 guys trying to show off how tough they are. Similar to many of the MMA tournaments that are going on today. I'm not saying anything bad about MMA, (it's a fun sport to watch) but it's not real fighting. Regardless, to be a complete martial artists you should train every single part of your body to become a weapon, and to be able to fight from any position you could possibly end up being in a fight. Like I said, in PCP our goal is to end the fight with strikes no matter where we are, standing or on the ground. As Tristan said, and I personally agree with him. I would rather stay on my feet, but you don't always get what you want in a real fighting situation. Jerry J.