This might sound like a cliche title, but its exactly what I'm going through right now. I hear Kung Fu would be best - however, which style of Kung Fu? Also I think it would be best to learn a striking AND a grappling martial art.
So my choices right now are Striking - Zui Quan (Drunken Boxing)
Grappling - Sambo
Hybrid - Pekiti Tirsia Kali or Systema
Anyways my reasoning for wanting to learn more than one is I feel if I learn just a striking martial art, I won't be prepared when my opponent gets me on the ground. Also if I learn only a striking, grappling and hybrid is there a chance I won't know some basic fundamentals to fighting? To make it more clear are their prerequisites to learning a martial art - besides being in good shape - or if you learn one martial art you could defend yourself against any system?