Today, along with traditional martial arts there are also some recently developed modern self defense systems.
Many of these systems work with martial arts techniques but take a somewhat different approach in mindset and use modern knowledge of anatomy to increase the effectiveness of each blow.
Also, self defense dosen's start and end with H2H combat. That is only single layer of what modern man should have in his arsonal when it comes to taking care of his or her self in today's time. Don't short change those pioneers who have tried to take the serious side of this to a new level!