Live to Grapple. Grapple to Live.
Beowulf struggles with Grendel. Sinew parts, Grendel flees, dying.
A dragon plunges from above. It’s grasping talons seize the adventurers, bearing them away.
Mighty Ajax and Clever Odysseus struggle against each other, yet neither can throw the other, nor be thrown.
A python lashes out, grasping its prey first by the mouth, then its coils. It struggles... [click here for more]
Master Grappling . . . or Face Defeat!
The canny warrior knows that grappling is fundamental to fighting. Any melee -- from a brawl to a swordfight -- could suddenly move into the clinch. Some fighters even specialize in such tactics!
This is a hard subject to get a hold on, however; volumes have been written about leverage alone. GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling... [click here for more]