(Apologies - you must get sick of this question!) I have in mind my ideal martial art, and wonder if someone could say which martial art describes this best. It is totally reactive. It evades the punch or grab, upsets the attacker's balance or at least moves into a position in which the attacker is vulnerable, and gives 1 or 2 debilitating strikes. “Evade, stun, run” might be the motto. It believes the key to effective fighting is footwork and balance. Apart from the strikes, it has very soft and graceful movements. It may involve swaying the upper torso like a boxer to avoid punches. It encourages self-discipline and many traditional Eastern martial values, but always aims to be practical. It does not involve grappling because the aim is to strike quickly and run away, not to enjoy fighting. Altho in training the movements look very graceful, it is lightning fast in the combat situation. Does that ring a bell?