posted on May, 28 2011 @ 04:15 PM
Being most familiar(classes, study and husband's training from his class experience, etc) with Kung Fu; I'd suggest Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do...if
you're to pick Ta Chi Chuan, use the Wu form as it's more meant for "fighting" as opposed to exercise and slow movement, but is about defense. I
suggest the first two over the last.
Akido, which I'd say is beneficial, disarm, fight multi opponents, etc.
Savate(French) and Krav Maga(Isralia), may be good for some as it's military.
Nin Jitsu, helps with wilderness survival, etc.
Muay Thai I agree on also, to know Muay Thai is to know against(many people train with it)
Also, depends on the enemy, of whose causing the SHTF. Be familiar with their style if any, or similar. May be best to customize to what you can
access, even participate in, etc, as there is a martial art for everyone.