As much as this was a few weeks ago I got called back by the other new post
Tbh being sensible, there is little such thing as 'ready' to take on an unpredictable fight in anger as it can all go so
quickly, and I say that being a near unstoppable 6ft brawny well trained guy who's seen his share of things, it can just take that one bad punch/fall/vindictive blade or brick to the back - to turn a scrap into a sudden tragedy in a moment - I don't think any
martial art or gym bro has an answer for what happens when someone bides there time and glasses you or shoves you into traffic. That applies to the gym guy too, as much as he's older/bigger, for all he knows you could be the type to not let things go and wait for when he finishes and isn't paying attention walking to his car...
The anytime/anywhere 'hard cases' I've known, well the problem is that's their life, they're scarred, fragile and lonely always looking over their shoulder for the next loony, it's not a state to aspire to imo.