Hi all, new member here. I live in a rough neighborhood if you ant to call it that. Not gang violence and stuff, but there are a lot of fist fights and tough guys and such here. I figured I should learn some kind of martial art so I don't get my ass beat when I need to fight. I was looking at Muay Thai, Boxing, and BJJ. I'll just talk about BJJ here since this is the right forum. BJJ seems like a solid art for 1 on 1. I watched lots of royce gracie fights when the UFC was more like a streetfight to see how BJJ was effective in an environment with little rules and it looks like a good martial art. By the way, I don't really have to worry about multiple attackers unless it is a group vs group fight since there are kind of "street" rules where I live. In all the years I have lived here only one time these guys jumped into a 1 on 1 fight and they all got jumped by some other guys who found out about it and who weren't friends of the victim but just kind of stood for street justice and fair fights. The problem I have with BJJ though is submissions. Breaking some guys arm in a fight will land me in legal trouble, while a guy submitting to strikes won't since cuts and bruises heal. The chokes are interesting, but since I am uneducated in all of this I don't want to kill someone or let them go when they are still awake. People might also say I fight like a girl for choking someone, but I could give a fuck about that since I'm not trying to prove something but rather just defending myself. So yeah, would BJJ be a better choice than boxing or muay thai for 1 on 1 fights?