I'm gonna start this off by attempting to answer my own question.
So I'm working late at the station(I'm a Radio News Anchor, when I don't work as a Janitor:-), and it's past midnight and I'm not paying any attention so I don't hear the door open downstairs.
Off I go to the Coffee Room(did I mention it was past midnight) as a burglar comes into the office, unaware that I'm there, and the condition is mutual.
As I head back to the recording studio, I pass thru the office, surprising the malefactor in the act of ransacking the place.He has his arms full, throws the stuff at me, knocking the coffee out of my hands(Darn! Sure could have used that hot coffee) and without a single break in his movement charges me, knocking me back into the wall, off which I bounce, right back into the attacker who is trying to punch me severely about the head and shouders.Elapsed time less than one second since he threw stuff at me.
Adrenalin Dump!"Yaaaaaa!" I scream quietly(not a kiai, just a 'quiet scream of horror' as Raymond Chandler, creator of the immortal Philip Marlwe, so aptly put it-quiet because my throat is tightened up) and my hands go up in 'startle reflex' as though to protect myself from a thrown basketball(similar to the opening posision of sanchin but palms out-natural human defense move.
The arms get hit by a couple of punches, (defense wounds) as I move forward into the guy.My training at this point should be kicking in-because I train for this type of situation by making these exact moves!
I let the momentum carry me into his range and nw I am inside his arms , one foot to six inches from him, and he is about to be in trouble If Ican just do the next moves right.
From the startle position I start throwing anything I can, straight in-fists, open palms, knife hands, whatever I can manage from close in to the sides of his body or face or both.Maybe six shots or so,to make him stop hitting me and start worrying about what is happening to him, and to make him move back from me so I can get loose to an angle.
He moves back a foot in surprise and I exhale if I haven't done so yet, maybe with a kiai.Adrenalin is dumping so it should sound real good!
My back is against the wall so I sidestep as he comes at me again-this time my breathing is my own,my hands still up in the 'Don't Hit Me defense posture which still looks suspiciously like a White Crane opening move in their kata San Zhaan(or San Chin), and I'm at a ninety degree angle so he has to turn to face me.
As he does I step out with my left foot to my front, leaving me at a forty-five degree angle to the malefactor,who is now wide open and hasn't yet figured out that I've moved, 'cause now he's got the jitters.He punches and I intercept with a two part pass and check, both hands are on the outside of his arm.Oh-oh!
One or both of my hands shoots up alongside his head, about at the forehead or temple, and smacks him a good one to keep his attention on the pain, as I step into him,control his wrist, lock his elbow, and with his elbow aimed at his shoulder and his shoulder aimed at his ear,(he won't be able to hit or kick-the move is called fukaku den and is from Aikijutsu's first waza, ippon-dori) take aboutthree steps towards the nearest wall and let him become one with the wall.Several times.
You get this lock, anyone goes with it.
After he calms down, I will sweep his leg out(easily done, he will be on tiptoe)and as he goes down backwards I will either stomp on him if he tries to renew attack, lock him with a finishing lock or run out of the room, down the stairs or out the door to get the Police.
Then the perpetrator will try to sue me for using excessive force.And may win, but I'd still be alive, and so would he.
Better to be tried by twelve, and all.
Video would however not show trained martial artist, but a scared person with hands up saying 'don't hit me' with body language.When you bounce them into the wall, have a look of terror in your face.It will probably be there, so you won't have to fake it.As for the finishing stomp to the ribs or the groin, so you won't be followed, drop the malefactor between you and the door, and as you run away, run right over the top of him, concentrating on heel placement, with that look of terror still on your face.Couple times ought to do it.:-)
Best I could do on short notice.
Have a go at it , Ladies and Gentlemen, will you?
The training I do for this is based on this type of scenario.A drill called Eight Hands, taken from essential kata movements, can turn that startle reflex into something else entirely.Looking suspiciously(to a Martial artist) like maneuvers vaguely familiar, somehow...:-)
Maneuvers that enable you to get to a forty-five degree angle to an attacker and control the situation enoug to get loose if you're trapped between him and a wall.Notice we didn't kick or go for the knee or groin, expected tactics that can weaken your own balance..
We did something, as Monty Python would say, 'Completely Different', using natural reflexes augmented wth a little reality-based training that can be learned in about six weeks and mastered in a year.By non-martial artists, that is.
Martial artists just have to change the way they think, a bit.They already have all the techniques, just need to adjust for situation, adrenalin dump, surprise, and little to no control for about two to three seconds.