It seems to me that many chokes- d'arce, von flue, possibly anaconda and peruvian necktie, etc- leave your groin open to attack by one of the opponent's arms while you are choking him. In ufc this doesn't matter, but on the street it does, to me at least, because I don't want to choke someone out and get injured in the process. Alot of people say "he's a *** if he tries to grab your balls" or "you may end up hurt but he'll end up dead", or whatever, but these are not real responses to this question at all. The point of learning a martial art, to me, is to be able to defeat an opponent without getting maimed in the process. All chokes have drawbacks, but some (e.g. guillotine with legs around him) leave both your face and groin relatively safe, while others just do not. I don't want to be eye gouged or attacked below the belt while i'm choking someone, even if for just 7 seconds. Does anyone have any tips on how to protect your groin from attack during any of the above chokes, or during some other grounded chokes? Is it usually a matter of arm control? Or is that always a risk during certain chokes? I don't have all that much grappling experience, it's just a simple question and I just want an honest answer.