I do TKD, which I know is basically worthless for self-defense. But, aren’t most martial arts the same? Afterall, you still spar from a set position, while most fights are spontaneous or assassination-style surprise attacks.
Wrestlers have an edge in MMA but what if you try to drive your fingers through your opponents eyes? Wrestlers get close to their opponent — so I’d try to blind the guy or try to bite his throat. So wrestling only works if there are rules. I have done Kina Mutai, which seems more realistic.
What’s good training for actual and realistic self-defense? Ideas?