You ever hear of krav maga?
Wikipedia calls it "a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Aikido, Boxing, Judo and Wrestling along with realistic fight training"
It doesn't require precision, just whatever works to stop the attacker and avoid getting yourself too badly hurt. It also doesn't take years of training before you can actually fight, which is a definite bonus.
After more than a year of taking a class, I've learned how to get out of about a dozen different kind of choke holds, what to do if someone grabs my wrist, how to reduce injury from falls, and where besides the groin you can hit to end a fight. It's also the most exercise I get all week (which with my junk food addiction, I need).
So what, if any, martial arts or self-defense classes do you take?
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