I am brand new to Martial Talk and have browsed around in your forums, and feel that this would be the right place to seek some advice. I'm at an entry level in the civilian Close Protection/Executive Protection business and have been seriously looking into some martial arts systems. I have experience with hostage situations and close protection elsewhere, so I know what i'm looking for; but i'm somewhat clueless in the world of martial arts. My aim is to begin practicing in a martial arts system that has an influence on the following: 1) Staying on your feet. 2) Gaining/regaining/obtaining control of hostile situations with possible weapons and multiple attackers as fast as possible. Situational awareness will be a must-have. 3) Application of weapons (i.e.: disarming, weapon control and retention). 4) Most IMPORTANTLY: physical protection of another individual (or several individuals). Protecting the client will be the #1 most important aspect of this job; so a martial arts system that compliments the training that I already have will be most beneficial. I have been looking at Krav Maga, EPAK Kenpo, and Kajukenbo. I've been looking at each of these martial arts systems because of how fast and effective they appear to be; however, I have been looking deeper into Krav Maga because it appears that this martial arts system uses weapons that are most commonly used by common day attackers, has a heavy influence on defense against multiple attackers (even with weapons), it has a good reality based approach, and according to word of mouth it doesn't take many years to learn or become effective in. It is also apparently the martial arts system used by the Israeli Defense Forces (a plus) and is used by some high ranking official's bodyguards in Brazil (another plus). What do you guys think? If weighed on a scale, which one of these martial arts systems would be the one you'd most recommend for my type of situation? Why, and what differs it from the others to be the most recommended one for my situation? 1) Krav Maga 2) EPAK Kenpo 3) Kajukenbo Thank you all for your inputs on this topic.