I have seen this and heard this for a long time, especially regarding any martial art other than "MMA".......but who are these mythical "street fighters" roaming around our cities, encountering traditional martial artists and sport jiu-jitsu guys and defeating their arts and showing the world how ineffective they are? "That wont work in the street". "A street fighter would just punch you". "A street fighter doesnt' have your rules". WHO are these mythical fighting phenoms wiping the pavement with BJJ black belts and karate experts? Because in my experience, most people getting into street fights are: A) Drunk rednecks who have never trained B) Drunk frat boys who THINK they have trained (Xbox Kinect UFC trainer!) C) Petty criminals who cant control their temper, but are out of shape and have also never trained I love the videos of cops getting into "street fights" with these mythical fighting legends. Most cops have very little hand-to-hand training compared to a martial artist (its true, they don't do a lot of hands on training). And 99% of the time, the cops handle these "street fighters" fairly easily. I think sometimes, when people say "That wouldn't work in the street", well, yeah, if they fought a combat Navy SEAL in the street, or fought Tito Ortiz at a bar, then yeah, maybe a TMA or sport jiujitsu move may fail. But 99% of the time...the "street fighter" is some drunk untrained redneck who is out of shape. So...the technique probably will work, and the basic white belt level techniques are probably all you'll need most times haha.