Hey everyone, I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I figured I'd post it in Off Topic. Could y'all be so kind as to recommend some hand-to-hand training/martial arts/etc?
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and while I certainly want to take my firearms training further, I feel like I need to be well-rounded in my self-defense capabilities. In a combat scenario with an attacker who doesn't have a weapon, or maybe with an attacker who has a knife (and is maybe closing too fast to draw), I'd just like to have as many options as possible for defending myself. More specifically, I'd like to be more confident in my ability to end things in a less-than-lethal way, if I were ever attacked by someone whose intent was just to hurt me, not kill me.
There's a whole host of variables and potential scenarios we could talk about all day, I'm not interested in that; what I AM interested in is being as well-rounded as possible and being as prepared as possible for as many scenarios as possible.
So, to be completely clear, I'm not looking for something I can use to show off. I'm not looking for a martial art to compete in. I'm looking for something completely straightforward and realistic. I've heard good things about Krav Maga, as well as a few other MMA-type training programs, but I really have no idea where to begin. As I said, I'm only interested in stuff I can use to defend myself. And I AM interested in pushing myself hard. Anything that is completely no-frills, combat oriented, and life-saving oriented is what I'm looking for. If I am ever attacked, I want to be able to end it quickly and brutally. I'm not looking to spar with attackers or show off.
Sorry for the rant! Any ideas?? Please?