I was in a Friday morning class just before Christmas. There was just me, a good blue belt and the instructor. We were talking about kicks and the blue belt said he would not use a certain kick in a fight. I thought back to all the fights I had before getting married and gaining sense. I said , I have never kicked anyone in a fight. The instructor listed off good reasons not to kick, tight pants , slipper floor, etc. I appreciated the support, but the real reason was instinct. It was mostly punching as fast as possible and slipping his punches. It does not make sense, When I spar I kick at least 60% of the time. So why in a real fight I always used my hands? Not in a tournament, but in a real fight have you kicked someone? I am happy with and enjoy striking MA , but maybe boxing and a grabbing art like (judo, bjj , Alikdo) is a is a better answer for self defense?