I am a beginner and been training in wado ryu karate since August this year. I am in my early thirties and took it on so I could handle myself and intrested in the martial arts.
I train once a week in the typical dojo which teaches solo kata, fitness and some basic partner techniques. I also train once a week on my heavy bag at home on basic punch and kick techniques. I also have done some contact points based sparring.
In addition I do some research listening to Iain's podcasts and reading books on self defence by Geoff Thompson and peter considine. So aware that self defence is first about avoidance first and physical is last resort.
However keen to get some advice from experienced martial artists on what would be the best approach to learning physical self defence skills for someone who has a couple of hours a week train? Conscious I want to invest my time in activities which will help me protect myself when put under pressure rather than activities which are not practical.