One thing that all men can agree can be a common denominator and the basis for solving almost all disputes is mutual combat. However, sometimes assaultive offenses can get out of hand choir so responsibility and maturity on the part of the combatants.
If police find out about any kind of hand-to-hand combat, cheered upon mutual confrontation, or any form of simple assault, than criminal charges may be filed.
But in situations when you are defending yourself there is absolutely no excuse to not put up your dukes and kick some ass.
Even though Hollywood, the United States government, and the media, are all working in concert to attempt to weekend the male archetype in society, we men will continue to be men, and we will stay alive, will not become weak and pathetic, and we will engage in mutual combat when the situation calls for it.