Sigh... The recent conversation regarding x blocks has made me think. I don't know if I will be able to find a unarmed or mixed art I can do. Sure I am doing HEMA and it is fun, but totally useless for anything other then enjoyment. I plan on staying In HEMA as I like it. However, I just cant find a unarmed art I can do and live with.. I did the mma thing and honestly the only thing I liked was the sparring. Of course I don't know if it was a good mma school, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Tried KKW TKD, had loads of fun with the foot fencing, and the drills for sparring. Yet for the same reasons I voiced in the x block thread, I don't trust the Traditional training aspects. Doing kata with out application is time waste. Doing lunge punching step sparring is pointless, with techniques you wont use in sparring or anywhere else. Same issues with the TSD school, add in, no contact sparring, and the unreasonable "defenses" as shown in the CS kim video I posted in that thread. The rest of the schools around here are all mcdojo. Sure there is the Hapkido school here, yet they do all there techniques against one step thrown punch's, so that is pointless. I did like the wing chun/FMA up north, but 3 issues face it. One it interferes time wise with my Hema, 2 no video proof of Wing chun working under pressure.. 3. Would cost me double the cost of tuition to go there, as the distance would cost me an additional $50 a week in gas. So sure, yes before you say it, I am being to picky. I want to much I get that. But I don't want to do nonsense either. So guys, what do I do. I need to do something but time is wasting. I Just find it so hard to pull the trigger on one place or another. Sure Hema is cool and stabbing people with 4 foot swords even cooler, but that's just for fun. I need something serious, something I can trust. Edit to add. My big issue is, I don't trust any of it.