Three good reasons to study muay thai
|Buakaw Por Pramuk. Multiple muay thai world champion. EPIC badass.|
Ass-Beating of the Eight Limbs
|How to break a man's spirit with 12 easy moves...|
1. You'll Get Tough and Conditioned, Fast
|Tony Jaa. Enough said.|
2. You'll Learn How to Use a Full Range of Weapons
|Face, meet elbow. Elbow, face.|
3. Your Self-Confidence and Mental Strength Will Skyrocket
|Pain is for pansies|
Stand Up and Fight
And muay thai does not deal with what happens on the ground, because it's not even slightly interested. That's what BJJ and judo are for. If you want to know how to defend yourself on your back or get through someone's guard, this isn't the art for you.
But if you want to become fit, strong, and confident, and if you want to learn how to use your entire body as a weapon, then I'd recommend that you look into taking a few MT classes. If you enjoy a challenge and you're willing to push yourself hard, you'll get a lot out of it.