tobias wrote:zaii: "If you shoot on a decent, or by chance superior grappler, the fight's not gonna be done with your choke attempt." it takes one to know one meaning i could probably spot that, and very few people grapple, that's why it's underrated in the first place.
Here in the US there are plenty of wrestlers around, that is greco roman high school and college wrestlers. Those guys, if they are any good, can stuff a takedown no problem and give you a fight. I agree with the take one to know one, you can tell in about 1 second if a person trains at all and sometimes what they train in based on their stance and composure just prior to a fight... muay thai, boxing, wrestling, etc.
If someone goes to take you down, just give them a knee and let them run right into it, if it is a greco roman wrestler type of guy, they will never expect the knee as they aren't used to it. Or if they are fast, sprawl!