I would like to choose a martial art for self-defense. I learned Karate when I was in middle school, but I don't think I'm good at punching or striking with power. I think I have great body flexibility, so I am wondering whether a throwing or grappling art would be a better choice. This would only be personal preference. I am not sure whether grappling would really help in terms of self defense. Guidance on this point would help.

I am now in my early thirties, and live in Singapore. The schools that are available near me are mostly Tae Kwan Do, Judo, JuJitsu, Karate and MMA.

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    For some discussion on which arts handle self-defense, this question is a good start. My question about what kind of self-defense you want is described in one of my answers there. Aug 25 '12 at 2:35
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    Thanks for your reply. Speak frankly, I don't think I am good at striking and punching and since I have good body flexibility, I am just wondering whether I should go for throwing and grappling but this is my personal preference only and am not very sure whether it would really helps in self-defense situation. In Singapore, Take Kwan Do, Judo, JuJitsu, Karate and MMA schools are mostly available.
    – Thurein
    Aug 25 '12 at 2:37
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    @KyawThurein Is your question covered by this question? Aug 25 '12 at 4:10
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    1) That it is based in Singapore is not mentioned in the questions 2) It is not clear how that makes it any different. It needs to be improved. If it can be improved and made into a great question, I can happily reopen it. Aug 25 '12 at 15:23
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    Fix it, then it can be reopened and can be answered. That's why it is a community site with edit privileges. The fact that I "don't know how Singapore makes it different" is part of the problem in that such needs to be spelled out in the question, and it isn't even clear that locality is at all the focus in what @KyawThurein is asking about. Aug 26 '12 at 5:09