Word that was always my complaint against jiu-jitsu, at least how people practice it here and now; any fight I have ever been in has been in a public place surrounded by multiple opponents. I got no time to be rolling around in grappling holds, and would have just had bottles broken over my head and shit.
NJ hardcore east-coast moshing style wheeling hands and feet combined with primitive thumb gouging strikes hasn't failed me yet.
I'm with the Scottish guy that says that any art is good- any martial art's purpose is to just condition the muscle memory to connect snap-judgment sense-impressions (an incoming fist, for example) with practiced movements- if you are the type of person that freezes up, even for a heart-beat, in that kind of situation, and you are left processing, "Go to my training!!!" then in the breath that it takes to get your body set for that form, you are already having your jaw broken. Most fights that I have seen are over in the first second and the victor is obvious immediately by the face that he is making.
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"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"