Since releasing my book I've had a few questions about the term 'fighting', some pointing out that combat sport is not 'real' so the term is ill used.
My personal definition of a 'fight' is any encounter where your opposition means to do you harm. As knockouts are allowed in knockdown and sabaki rules, as is busting someone up in general, I think that fits that definition.
My dictionary states: fight v. struggle against, esp. in physical combat or war: contend: strive to obtain or accomplish something or to overcome. n. fighting: a battle, a contest, a struggle, a boxing match.
Despite the above I still regarded myself first and foremost as a competitor, not a brawler. I'm curious as to how others view this?