I'm looking for an effective subduing combat style. If such a style as encompasses a traditional kick/punch repetoir, that'd be great too.
Greetings all. Since this appears to be a multinational platform, all me to give a quick introduction.
I'm an American living in MA and involved in law enforcement. I've had some training in "Eclectic Karate", it's an Americanized hodgepodge of many Martial Arts particular to MA. I've also passed the basic Defensive Tactics as prescribed by the Federal Government. I know how to trade blows with someone and a few subduing moves. I'm strong, but lack the discipline of a trained person. As a LEO, I'm looking to subdue someone rather than trading blows.
However, I'd also like to be able to deliver quick, powerful, disabling blows. Subduing is great for one-on-one, but if two or more people see me as the only thing between them and freedom, I need to take them out quick.
I will admit that I am mostly interested in the utilitarian aspect of Martial Arts, but I do appreciate the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of it as well.
With all that being said, please give me your opinion on the best style or styles to accomplish this.
I thought Aikido, but read that it's not "street effective". A friend takes Tae Kwon Do, but doesn't tell me much about it.