But in that situation surely the "tough guy" would likely be twice the size of the other person?
Iv done this to someone about twice the size as me in gym class in the locker room i jumped on his back and chocked the **** out of him till he was on the ground and purple in the face, he tried slamming me up against the lockers, but when im feeling rage, i don't feel much else. No one ever bothered me again.
With that said, generally i wasn't bullied much in school except for few times, mostly in the early grades, most things I learned to just laugh off as I was kind of bullied at home being the youngest of my siblings.
Getting bullied does suck, but i think it does train us to be stronger, and to not treat others how we remember being treated when bullied.