the BOLDED statements are usually the points i'm trying to make. if you get stuck on multiple opponents, noting will help you short of a weapon. name a few places that you will be in trouble that you don't want to grapple. just friday i was forced to grapple on gravel and pavement, there was broken glass in the gravel, and i have a few not so pretty cuts, but nothing spectatular. and i much prefer those few cuts to the alternative. Grappling in the situation allowed me to control it. if you want to stay on your feet the do so by all means, but you must know how to survive on the ground or you WILL be beaten on it, and everyone has to face it eventually. trust me, an armbar is most definately a fight ender, as is a well placed knee or even a punch for that matter. knowing how to clinch is essential when fighting other strikers. If wing chun is what you want, then do it. but to my knowladge it covers no ground and no clinch and very limited striking.