Hey, so here's my dilemma. I have been training in BJJ at Gracie Barra and absolutely love it. In the near future...maybe once I obtain a purple belt, I will look to add a striking art to get into MMA.

I have a local boxing gym 10 minutes from my house and I think there are a lot of options for me in my nearest city, Manchester. They have muay thai gyms and MMA gyms like Straight Blast.

So which of the two should I use for my offensive stand up? Muay thai gives a lot of great tools, but boxing gives a very focused skill with the hands, and you don't need 8 body parts to knock someone out... one shot can do it.

So...Muay Thai or Boxing?

Maybe even others like Karate, Krav Maga, JKD...etc.

So what do you recommend?