Tae Kwon Do was a great workout and helped me with a lot of aspects of self-defense. I also learned to use a variety of weapons including short stick, long bo, sword, and nunchucks that can help me defend myself if I don’t have my firearm or if I don’t have time to present my firearm from the holster.
Granted, I don’t carry those weapons with me as I don’t think certain stores would appreciate me walking around with a sword or nunchucks. But there are weapons of opportunity that could be substituted for the long bo and short stick.
I still do some of the training with those types of weapons for exercise and self-defense training.