Lets start off by being honest, the only reason a guy is going to drag a woman to the ground is for one thing and one thing only and that is to rape her.
Video training clips abound on the net from various instructors and systems showing slightly built women and girls effortlessly rolling much heavier guys off the top of them. Now I know these are only training clips and as such the guys in them are being extremely compliant, but here is the thing; these techniques in and of themselves are just not going to work. Watch any MMA / UFC fight and you will see how an extremely fit professional fighter finds it hard to get; albeit another extremely fit professional fighter off the top of him while taking blows that would leave quit frankly most out cold.
Prior to being taken to the ground you are going to get punched, while being taken to the ground you are going to get punched and while lying on the ground you are going to get punched.
It would be nice to see some unclean training, training in your safe zone, your training hall in training kit and training shoes with nothing in this safe environment that can actually hurt you is all well and good but how often do you get to do some realistic dirty training?
When did you last train outside? try those techniques in your short tight or flowing party dress or short skirt and high heels; and why not train after you have had a few drinks and you are not as well co-ordinated, in the rain, its stoney or dirty and uneven ground with only limited ambient light to see by.
Its not clean, its not going to be clean, just moving on rough ground is going to hurt, you have to get used to it.
Of course those training clips are nice and clean, nearly movie fight clean and that is why they are not going to work by themselves.
These rapists are usually repeat offenders and like all career criminals they they will have perfected a number of tactics and techniques that work. They are going to use every dirty technique that works for them and that is why you have to think and train dirty, both mentally and physically. Biting, scratching, gouging, clawing etc are dirty techniques that are going to make your clean techniques work. Even these though are not the be all and end all, they are just a means of giving you time to enable an esacpe.
In your clean techniques you are going to be shown about pulling your enemy's head to your chest to control him, you will be shown how to do an arm bars. do you really think you will be able to pull a guys head down you your chest, someone who may weigh over 200lb and control him there. If you can pull him down the only reason to do so would be to bite hit nose, cheek, ears or to gouge his eyes.
If you are lucky enough to get an arm bar on someone do you have the nerve to break that arm, your enemy is not going to tap out like your instructor or training partner.
Biting flesh is disgusting and breaking limbs is easier said than done, not everyone will be able to do it, that is something you are going to have to decide for yourself.
Although here I have called these techniques. dirty techniques they are not really dirty; it was just a way to differentiate them from the techniques shown in the training clips, they should part of your syllabus, just another part of your arsenal.
Do you walk around armed? For those who are allowed to carry firearms or knives; actually employing them correctly while on the ground is all important. When to use them, how to use them and at what target areas should they be used against should not be left to chance. If you are taken to the ground the last thing you want is these weapons taken from you because you employed them at the wrong time and tried to use them against the wrong target areas.
For those living in the UK and in other countries where the carrying of arms is illegal what do you carry on your person that could be used as a weapon?
The same rule applies as above, just because you have something in your bag or your pocket or wherever you still need to train on effectively using them in ground situations.
There is an huge amount that I have left out because I just wanted to focus on some techniques that some people think will actually work in a rape situation.
Everything that is done on the ground is done for one purpose, to effect an escape as soon as possible. MASAKATSU! By any means!
As an instructor what are you selling? regurgitated techniques without any thought of their actual not sport combat effectiveness, or are you selling skills that will work in real life situations.
As a student what are you buying? Are you buying into the bullshit, to empower yourself, to feel confident or are you buying reality? More importantly for the student how would you know the difference?
Ask questions, the more you ask the more you will learn, both instructor and student.