I think that the main reason another poster and I were butting heads is that we each have different ideas as to what "pain compliance technique" means. I pretty much limit my "pain compliance" repertoire to joint and/or limb manipulation that also can result in base disruption. I don't try to wiggle my fingers into the perfect Dim Mak spot to make a person pass out if I tap a spot in their foot afterwards.
If it doesn't break their base, I'm pretty well not interested. The last thing I want to have happen is to be hanging into some bull moose of a guy trying to get some funky nerve point to work while he's trying to tear my head off and take a dump down my neck. Grab them when you can do so relatively safely, disrupt their base, take their power away, assess from a position of dominance. If there is a hiccup along the way, start bonking. Pretty simple.