Well played. The basketball example was used but there needed to be a clearer definition of what I meant (it was an excited and rushed post). At the core of all fighting is wrestling. Members of the mixed-martial arts community have been complaining to no-end that their sports is being plagued by former college wrestlers and adequate wrestling technicians who are continuing to win matches where there opponents own significant striking or grappling advantages. What¡¯s become obvious is that wrestling is a control-based combat sport and subduing an adversary, either for fun or in clearing up the score of a basketball game is best done using wrestling skills, not violent or striking combat.