Many more martial artist are training in reality based systems or tailoring their arts for it. The biggest setback i can see is that however hard you try, recreating a real senario is difficult. Unlike Judo where you can go to a competition to confirm if something works or not. I am not saying that people should get into fights on purpose (Choki Motobu fans) however. Of course training with people who have been there before can give understanding, but "there's no substitute for experience" If you went to learn to play the piano and the teacher could teach you to read music but has never touched the keys, you'd think that a little odd
So should there be some sort of work based qualification? Would this also test the mental side of things? how would we do under real pressure?
I am aware that security work isn't self defence. In security you are paid to deal with situations that you would have walked away from, but it makes you deal with confrontation, gets experience with the emotions and feelings associated.
Looking forward to your thoughts on this.