ill be running into a nice bit of money soon. enough to make payments for a martial art im looking mainly for an effective self defense and whoop your ass art. although id love greatly to do competitions when i get better but now im stuck. at first i thought boxing. but to be honest ive never particularly enjoyed its simplicity(took it when i was younger and i dreaded it everyday. mindless and boring) so im going more towards kickboxing or muay thai. does anyone have any sugguestions? im not looking for any wrestling or submission based things. what does everyone think. is there any real difference between the two?