I would like to learn how to defend myself in real-life scenarios. In order to do that, I decided to learn the following martial arts in the order I outlined. I would like these martial arts to be ordered in a way such that the most useful martial arts for self defense are on the top of the list, with the latter ones being less and less useful (because I already know the skills from the previous martial arts on the list).
Here is the list:
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (note: I may exchange Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because I will potentially wear braces)
- Muay Thai
- Krav Maga (weapons and multiple attackers parts)
If it's relevant, I'm probably going to be 24 or 25 years old when starting this training. I am around 6' 0" tall and weigh about 180 lbs. I intend to do each one of these martial arts for a year, then go train the next one on the list while dropping the previous one. I think that it won't be realistic for me, given my life circumstances, to train multiple martial arts at the same time.
I would like you to critique my plan. Is the ordering of the martial arts suboptimal (based on the fact that the most useful martial arts for self defense should be on the top of the list)? If yes, how would you order them? More generally, should I do martial arts separately or train in a self-defense system (such as Krav Maga) from the start?
The most likely scenario I see myself getting in physical altercations is in nightclubs, although I am a pretty level-headed guy and avoid trouble. But that is the most likely scenario I see myself getting into a physical altercation.