Many people believe that all fights ultimately end up on the ground. And this can be true, as most physical altercations are unskilled individuals, so they’re going to the ground because they don’t know anything else. If you watch young kids, they always try to tackle you and take you down, because that’s instinctual. So when two people get into an altercation who have no training or self-defense background, then yes, it’s likely they will go the ground.
And certainly any skilled individual can get you on the ground, keep on the ground, and hurt you on the ground. Or they can hurt you standing up and keep you standing up and not get taken down. That’s the difference, skilled vs. unskilled.
So, do all self defense situations end up on the ground…..only if both of the individuals lack training! Skill always wins.