2 in class today… me and a red belt.
We started with a warm up practicing with escrema. We ran through all the same side wrist grab breakaways. Then, went back to those again with the opponent throwing a punch after the breakaway. Then, went back through them again with the opponent throwing a punch, the defender deflecting the punch, then throwing a punch of their own. We spent the last 15 minutes of class going over scenarios that the student made up.
Based on those scenarios, it seems that a trend in schools is now for someone to approach you, get in a fighting stance with closed fists and tell you to “square-up”… and start a fight. We talked about ways to deal with that.