A little background. I have been training in Japanese karate with one school for the past 10 years (reaching Nidan). Recently, I decided that it was time to part ways, as my training goals aren't well aligned with theirs anymore. My martial arts journey is not over. So the question is, what next? If anyone knows great instructors in any martial art style with a bias towards practical self-defense in San Diego, I'd love to get some recommendations. It's time to try and fill in some gaps in my training. Ideally, I'd like something I can use to improve my understanding of my karate base and kata applications by taking a different approach than what I've been doing for the last decade. If you don't know individual instructors, what styles would you recommend that I look into? I'm not sure at the moment that I really know exactly what I'm looking for, but I do think I'll know when I find it.