Does anybody have a good recomendation for a particular style of self defense? To make a long story short, I took kenpo karate for a few years when I was younger. And I can usually hold my own when I need to. But I've been trying to find something to practice lately. I know there's so many styles out there. What I want is something to stop and disable a person as fast as possible. Reason being. As confident as I once was, last weekme and a buddy of mune were out barhopping. It was late and we were on our way home. We stopped at a 24 hour store, while he was inside I went around back to take a leak. On my way back to the car I found myself with a gun in my chest and and a big black kid asking for my money. Which was in my wallet in the car. (All I carry into bars is my ID and a few bucks.) I had a 20 dollar bill. I gave it up. Not beleiving that that was all I had he proceded to kind of pat me down telling me that if he found anything else I was gonna get shot. I was furious. But I'm not afraid to say I was also afraid. Now, I've been taught how to handle this exact situation but for some reason, I could NOT remember anything or think clearly. I was drunk and scared. Isn't instict and all the repetitive training supposed to take over now? I thought so. I should NOT have given up my 20 bucks. I SHOULD have taken his gun and beat him with it, am I right? Any of you can think I'm a pussy for how I handled this. I am mad at myself. But at least I didn't get mysrlf killed trying to be the tough guy who I obviously am not. I had to get that off my chest. But any reccomendations would be nice. thanks.