I am 69. 35 years ago I was a 3rd Dan in Karate', with experience in Judo and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, but I let myself get out of shape and out of practice. I have a bucket list item to get back into martial arts. I was really attracted to Muay Thai and BJJ, because they are arguably the front runners now. I don't intend to compete, just train and spar. I would like to get back in shape and reclaim some real self defense capability. So I checked out all the gyms in town and found one I really liked. They have strong MT and BJJ programs. I have an unlimited membership that allows me to take both arts. The gym has turned out to be great. The students and instructors are fantastic. I tried intro courses in both. Although I came more for BJJ, I found myself much more attracted to MT. I really want to like BJJ and I see the value in it, but it just doesn't get me as excited as MT and motivation is a big factor for me. It is hard to talk to people at the gym, because they are strong BJJ enthusiasts. They LOVE it. I want to love it too, but it just isn't happening. There is also the issue of feeling that the time I give one art detracts from the other. I think one problem is that BJJ seems, to a beginner, really complicated. I like things simple. MT has a lot of nuances to learn, but they all make sense to me, they are just refinements of punching and kicking. Rolling in BJJ, I keep trying to figure out what just happened after it happens. Someone at the gym said the other day, "BJJ takes either a lot of flexibility or great technique. Technique is better, but beginners need a lot of flexibility to get to where they can do it with technique." I also worry about injuries. There seem to be a lot more on the BJJ side. Any advice on really getting the bug for BJJ? What is your big turn on for it? Or should I just go with what is working and do MT only? I know it is my choice, but I wondered if people here had any thoughts.