Have you ever put a bully in his or her place?
Yes, a couple. I always warn them first verbally. So they know. There was one bully in public school I stood up to when no one else would. He was a boy and I was a girl. I kicked the crap out of his shins. I wouldn't take his nonsense. He was afraid of me. The second bully was a girl. She kept punching me in the arm. After a few warnings I kicked her knee cap off. She never punched me again. The last bully, I divorced after pleading with him to get help.
I always tell people when they've crossed the line before physically retaliating. So it's their choice. I think that's more than fair.