Well, why not?
IT WAS TRAINING and nothing else. I grappled him because I wanted to know what he is capable of, and I saw opportunity to learn from it in a training environment. Now I know what a MAA can do, and I take responsibility for MY own training. I think walking away without a scrape; injury or need for ice, is winning.
Didn’t Soke say “Play with the opponent”?
Didn’t Takamatsu sensei said “What really matters is guts”?
I’ll let you on to a 2000 year old secret-YOU are responsible for your own training. -Not Soke, not me, not Bruce or your Shidoshi.