Hello :wavey:, I'm a new user... I have practiced some Muay Thai (like 7 months), though I have stopped because I really disliked the teacher. I don't think I would like to go on with Muay Thai in my town, because I believe that the other two schools that exist aren't good enough. From what I know their teachers have been teaching Kick Boxing in the past and now turned to add Muay Thai in 'cause it's a little in the trend around here nowadays. I am also practicing some Shito-Ryu Karate and Okinawa Te Tai (self-defense system) (like 5 months now), but the teacher is old and tired and he is about to retire with no other left to take the school and continue teaching instead of him, plus he doesn't have much energy. There is another Shotokan school in town, but I wouldn't join there for some reasons. So after what choices I have in town and what I like I was thinking of starting kick boxing (I am used to intense training and I want to go to tournaments etc). I believe that if I find a good teacher and a good person too (I can certainly judge well) I will be alright. However, a friend of my father who has been into martial arts for many years, told "what about Judo". And as much as I go thinking about it, I really can't make a choice. Both seem nice. Judo has a lot of contact and a lot of intense training, but I really like kicking and punching and I have made a start here already. By the way I am 18 years old. ~~~~What would you choose and why?~~~~ Do you think I'd like Judo. Yeah throws are really nice, but should I go into something so new to me, since I haven't yet gone far with strikes. p.s. I really love martial arts, I found myself this last year (and in the past I tried starting a mart. art but I just didn't have the free time etc, I was stupid). I 'd better cut my arms than stop martial arts.