Originally Posted by Brit
...One of the reasons people die, or are grievously injured in a confrontation! They are held back...
And one of the reasons some people wind up in jail is sometmes that they don't recognize an option.
That's a reason that Force-on-Force training can be valuable. It provides that chance to study and practice situation assessment under stress.
The last time I was at Gunsite, we did a F-on-F exercise that was set up to include an opportunity for avoidance. Not everyone recognized that opportunity, but in the debriefing that followed the exercise it became clear that avoidance was probably the best choice.