guys got their chance to get even last night. But they didn't take it! :) Whew. I'm so glad we have such nice people in our class!
One of the self-defense drills we did started with one person on the ground and their partner straddling them, wearing boxing gloves. The person on top would throw punches at the person on the bottom. The goal of the person on bottom, at first, was to just "survive". You could parry, block, cover, grab his hands and try to trap them, whatever. But you had to stay there and take it. After doing this for some time our goal became to get out from under our partner and to get away. The basic technique is demonstrated below, except we added a good ol' fashioned groin punch at the end, scrambled to our feet and ran away. :P
It made me feel really good that I could get out from under guys bigger than me and I know it is good for Miss Munchkin to have this exposure. Even though she may not agree at times. ;)
(insert Monty Python's soundbite "Run away!")