As an experienced martial artist, focused on very traditional systems, I wanted to try something different and more practical self defense skills.
I looked around and tried several different programs.
I finally decided to give Bochner's Self Defense a try. I have been pleasantly surprised. Sensei Marc Bochner and his team have created a great environment for those with and without previous MA experience.
The style can best be described as jujitsu.
Many of his students and instructors have experience in many other systems. This brings a wealth and diversity of skills.
What I enjoy the most is the support from instructor and students in every class.
I am not interested in belt progression but it is a practical element for actual learning and skill progression. When you get a new belt I can say you have really earned it.
I would recommend for anyone looking to learn practical self defense skills and willing to work hard and understand it is a long term commitment.