Craig teaches the principal strategy of when to draw a weapon in a fight scenario. This is based on threat awareness and control. Breaking range and drawing is ideal, but when you have no options, you must know how to handle In Fight Weapons Access.
Craig teaches the principal strategies for in fight weapons access and control in a ground fight. Using leg work and kicking help you maintain position and make space. The plan is to get up or allow you to access your weapon. Getting up is Plan A.
Craig demonstrates a critical technic called a Hip Escape to help you get out of an overwhelming threat in a ground fight. The steering wheel technic allows you to control the opponent and create space. Same rules for using the pistol standing apply to using it when grounded.