When you get into a fight with someone, I PROMISE you that if you go into the fight with the attitude, "you're going down, motherf***er, I'm gonna take you apart and destroy you", you'll WIN the fight. You can't start a fight by taking a step back- you're betraying weakness and fear. You go into a fight with the intent to absolutely overwhelm your opponent. It's the same philosophy that the IDF- the Israeli Defence Force- uses. We call it "Shock and Awe"- you remember that idea? It's the same concept- overwhelming, irresistible, overpowering force applied to a specific target.
If you stay with us long enough, you're going to realise- most people figure this out sometime around, roughly, brown belt- that everything you learn here applies always and everywhere. The knowledge that you pick up can be tweaked and modified and optimised to your specific needs, so that if you find yourself in a chokehold, you can still use the same pre-choke stab to the throat if you want. It's all part of the process of learning that knowledge.