BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
One of the most effective self-defense and grappling arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique allows for the trained person to have complete dominance over an opponent, regardless of the size difference. Made famous by the Gracie lineage, Brazilian jiu Jitsu is the back bone of all self-defense and martial arts.
Muay Thai is the official combat sport of Thailand, and focuses on all of the skills used in western boxing and kick boxing, but with the heavy focus on elbows, knees, and the clinch. Muay Thai is a striking art that encompasses every single limb as a weapon and can be seen everywhere from Mixed Martial Arts to self-defense training.
If Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on being on the ground and Muay Thai focuses on staying on your feet, then Wrestling can be considered the transition between the two. An overlooked martial art, becoming adept at wrestling will allow you to dictate where the fight takes place. Wrestling is an art that many practice from an early age, and despite no professional league, it is competed in both Colleges and the Olympics and will provide you an advantage in any combat situation.