I have been thinking about doing 6 or so months of this to learn self defence, well 'proper' self defence. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but now it seems like with a new job (If it works out) will give me the money to afford this.
I have taught myself so very basic combo's just hitting the bags at my local gyms, but I want to learn more than what watching youtube tutorials can teach me.
So my question to anyone who has done this sort of thing, is 6 months enough to learn the basics? Yes everyone is different but I mean how likely is it that someone will be much more capable than they were 6 months prior? And is it really going to be doable while working a physical job, hitting the gym, and doing these sorts of classes all at once? I mean how did you manage doing work and dealing with the small injuries that will likely come from striking, and sparing?