I saw this hypothetical question asked elsewhere and it immediately piqued my curiosity.
How many 5 year-olds could you take on at once?
Here are the factors to take into consideration:
You, nor the five-year olds, have any foreign objects. It’s hand-to-hand only, and no protective padding, other than a cup, and normal, everyday street clothes.
The arena is roughly the size of a basketball court, and it’s enclosed. Nobody can touch the walls.
You lose when you are knocked unconscious. They lose when the final five-year old is knocked unconscious. Once a kid is knocked unconscious, that kid is “out”.
The kids all receive one day of hand-to-hand combat training, designed specifically to teach them how to team up to take down one adult. You receive one hour of “counter-tactics” training.
The kids are motivated enough to not get scared, regardless of what occurs. Even the very last one will give it their all.
The kids are all “average” healthy kids, half of the number you choose will be female, the other half will be male.
So, how many could you take on without being defeated?
I think I’d try to take on 12.