When it comes to anything in life, strategy and planning is the key. Just like how skill and training can overcome size, strength, and speed, strategy can help you overcome disadvantages. People often say they have a code of honor, and thus do not expect to be hit in the vital points such as the genitals.
It’s good practice not to give everyone so much credit by having good faith in them. One thing we know for sure is that all a lot of people care about is winning, and it doesn’t matter how they do it. They will cheat or play unfairly with no shame as long as they win. Never expect “honor” of any type.