I ran across a man from VA that was into one of those types of self defense (Judo I think), and he was also a handgun carrier. I asked him which discipline would be best suited for preventing someone from taking a pistol off your side. I think he recommended akido, but I'm not sure. Does anyone out there have any recommendations or suggestions? I know a good retention holster is step one, but since this is the training section, I thought I'd keep the conversation geared towards that rather than hardware. Thanks for your help.