I've been training in MMA for the last two years, although I've been out of action for the last six months for financial reasons. It looks like my partner and I are about to get back on our feet, and I want to start training again. I am not sure whether I should go back to MMA, or start cross-training, and I was wondering what practitioners might think. My pros for starting jiu-jitsu -It's much cheaper in my area -My partner wants to train jiu-jitsu with me -I'm planning on becoming a security guard. Stand-up locks, especially wrist locks, are considered the best way for a security guard to deal with violence. My locks and wrist locks currently suck. -The self defense aspect of said locks would also be benificial to me. -Does jiu-jitsu train strikes? I'd love to get a more traditional striking technique, but I don't want to do it at the expense of my kickboxing technique. -My hip throws suck. My experience tells me that my throws could improve alot in a traditional martial art. My cons for stating jiu-jitsu -I don't want to lose my kick-boxing skills -I want my training to have sparring elements, and not just tap-sparring. My unknowns for starting jiu-jitsu -Does jiu-jitsu train strikes? I'd love to get a more traditional striking technique, but I don't want to do it at the expense of my kickboxing technique. (Yes, this is probably a slight contradiction). -If jiu-jitsuka do train strikes, do they spar? If so, do they spar with contact? I doubt I will find a full-contact dojo, but low-to-mid contact would be much preferable to tap-sparring. -Do jiu-jitsuka train weapons? MMA doesn't, and I really want some weapons training. I am considering training jiu-jitsu, and once a month going to my local MMA gym to train kickboxing/anything else, and I would be able to do this without (much) impact on my finances. Thanks in advance.