I want to ask the people with real self defense experience (bouncers, police officers) what they think are the most common attacks that a person should prepare for. The reason that I ask is because I have 35 years of martial arts experience but a lot of what I have learned is theoretical and not necessarily practical. I'm at the stage of my life where I'd like to find out what is effective in self defense from people who live it everyday and not just someone who claims to be a "reality self defense" master. Thank you in advance.
I would recommend Krav Maga... I'm not too knowledgeable with regards to reality combat fighting styles, I'm just giving an opinion based on what I've heard about it.
Luckily we do all of the modern combat fighting styles too in Ninjutsu; because my Sensei used to be in the Special Forces.
Realistic combat fighting is a necessity. That's why I'm keen on taking it up someday. Unfortunately times have changed, but it doesn't make the Martial Arts invalid. I've heard about a lot of people who've escaped death, thanks to it.
It just depends; when you're held at gunpoint, it's always best to comply; unless of course, you're Steven Seagal & you can manage to get out of it with confidence. :')