Hey everyone. First post in this sub. With my schooling done and old jobs behind me, I'm finally pursuing my dream of a career in law enforcement this year. I'll be applying to work as either a Correctional Officer for the state prison system or Detention Officer for the local jail and later on I hope to branch out into community LE. I've spoken to more than a few cops (current and former) in my time and a couple of them were martial arts practitioners who readily advocated the usefulness of knowing how to handle yourself on the job without use of one's tools, to say nothing of the videos floating around on YouTube of officer-involved brawls and the like. Right now my primary focus is slimming my fat ass down and getting back into BJJ on a regular basis. However, in the future I absolutely would like to expand my horizons. A local gym offers classes in MMA as well as independent classes in Boxing and Muay Thai. I plan to continue BJJ and I'd like to at least get a taste of the MMA classes. But I'm torn when it comes to the Boxing/Muay Thai. I'd be perfectly happy with either and scheduling conflicts may end up playing as much a role as anything, but all the same I wouldn't mind hearing your opinions on which style would be better in my context: I'll be training for fitness, recreation, and self-defense. I have no plans to compete in boxing or kickboxing. I love boxing and the idea of developing my hands. I think the defensive skills alone would be handy for on-the-job use. My interest in Muay Thai is more selective, for lack of a better term. I really don't care for learning high kicks and the like, partly because my flexibility and balance are both frankly shit. However, low kicks and clinch work interest me immensely and at a glance at least would seem to complement my grappling? I'm open to suggestions, anecdotes, whatever you guys have. I don't doubt most responses will be "try both and see which you like"... with good reason and this is absolutely something I plan to do.