imo survival starts with keeping yourself physically fit. I have been practicing martial arts for many years. Some styles are more traditional and some modern styles are geared more towards instant results in a fight. One style that comes to mind as a survivalists martial art is Krav Maga. I was thinking of checking this style out more... I figure any style you choose has its benefits, however some are better geared for realistic self defense than other styles. Does anybody here know of any styles that are considered superior when survival is the main goal. What are some of your favorite styles ??