here's the story, i was out driving friends to a party, and to town. I live in the countryside so it's custom that we take turns driving, as it's a long freaking walk. and as i picked up three people from this private party taking them to the pub in town. one i knew, who sat up front. and two i didn't know, who sat in the back. my friend was drunk and wanted to go home, as it was only about ten minutes each way, i said sure, I'll drive you home first, and then the other two to town. the guys in the backseat, also pretty drunk, started complaining about that, saying they where in a hurry to get to town, and that we should go there first. I told them that would be a fifty minutes detour for me, and that I'd rather drive my friend first. And this is where it got freaky. one of the two in the back seat obviously snaps, and takes a chokehold on me (half- good headlock by the way) with his right arm. and started to slam me in the head with the other (his left, making it really weak since it's also the left side of the car, what was he thinking) I managed to keep my cool, and told him it wasn't a good idea to choke me, the driver, on the freeway, doing 80 kilometres per hour (fifty- sixty mph i think.) to that he responded that i obviously didn't know who i was f**king with, since had done time for knocking someone out, and tightened his hold. so i slammed the breaks, not really caring anymore, seeing red. opened my seatbelt, used pressure points in his fist and biceps to loosen his grip, got out of the car, opened his door, and trew him out. I see now, that doing that could easily have been enough. but being really pissed off, and wanting to teach this guy a leasson in humility, i said "ok, you want to fight me, let's go" and got in stance. wanting to do it clean, beat him by being the better fighter. his friend however, had other plans, having got out of the car, running around it and full speed at me to take me down while I was consentrating on mr. convicted criminal. and I believe I would have eaten concrete hard if it wasn't for a warning call from my friend, still sitting pretty out of it in the car. so I got out of the way, throwing away all thoughts about fairness, and sidekicked the guy in the face, sending him out of it for the remainder of the battle. his friend clocked me in the face once or twice before i got my guard up. he was surprisingly fast and strong compared to how drunk he seemed to me before he got into the car merely minutes before. and being a little out of it his movements was hard to read, not really having any form or plan, it was just punches and kicks. so i got in close and threw him, the ground not being what i wanted I backed away, waiting for him to get up. he was angrier than ever from the takedown, having to eat pavement, and attacked by trying to ram me full speed. without his guard up, going head first though, it was an easy thing for me to sidestep and plant a kne behind his ear, sending him nose first, down for the last time. I got a flashlight from my car, shecked them out briefly, making shure they didn't have serious injouries from the punishment i gave them. got into the car, and drove away. laughing a little that they now faced a three hour walk to the pub downtown, and not the thirty minutes it would have taken to drive there if they had kept their cool. it's episodes like this that really reminds me why i train, why i prepare every day. this is what martial arts is all about. learning how to defend against madmen like that, that just snaps at you for no particular reason. so what do you guys think, was i to hard on them. I got a big bruise on my neck from the choke, but other than that I am fine. I just got really angry at the fact that some people think they can threaten people to do as the say just because they can fight, or think they can.