I basically train Judo for the same reasons as you, sport and fun but I'm confused as why you write it off as a wast of time for self defence. You just admitted that it'll probably help you with unarmed people, well surely it's a useful tool for self defence then.
Originally Posted by Gustard
I agree that weapons change everything, of course they do but 'unarmed MA training' versus weapons, trumps 'zero training' versus weapons. People have already explained how strength, fitness and control can help help with such things. There's loads of videos of people using MA to deter armed attackers and yes, the odds are terrible but they're better than no odds at all.