I was reading this one: Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
and there is all the usual stuff I've seen in quite a few styles over the years about: "The drill sequence begins opponent opposite holding your right wrist/forearm with his left hand."
I've seen "they grab your wrist and then..." type moves in a variety of styles. Certainly a lot of Aikido stuff, but other places as well.
But I've never seen a style start a technique with an actual wrist grab. I'm sure they must exist in Aikido (right?) but generally in self-defense, dueling based martial arts, grappling, etc, I don't see this.
So if no styles teach attacks that start by grabbing the other guys wrist ( which makes sense to me because why would you do that?) then why are there so many defenses against it?
So my question is: What's what all the wrist grabbing?