Hey everyone, I'm looking to get into a martial art and have narrowed it down to KM and MT. I want to learn for self defense, but also for improved fitness, confidence, and discipline. At first I was set on KM, but I've read different opinions on how it isn't effective because you don't spar until higher levels, so you don't really get to apply it and practice it fully. If I were to be thrown into a bad situation, would I be able to handle the pressure? Also, while I plan on avoiding fights, I still would like to know how to fight just in case, as in learning how to properly punch, kick, improve reaction time, etc. I'm unsure whether KM actually teaches that or if it's more just learning how to escape different holds and how to defend against different attacks (like a knife or gun attack). I've considered taking both, but if time and money doesn't permit it, I'd have to choose one. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!