I've been toying with the idea of trying a martial art, largely because it's much easier for me to keep fit if I'm actually doing an activity rather than trying to slog through workouts at the gym. Muay Thai looks like it could be fun, although I have a feeling my shins might disagree. Someone suggested BJJ to me, but I'm not sure I'm interested in a grappling art like that. I took boxing classes about ten years ago and loved it, so that's another option. Obviously, A big factor is finding a place that is (a) decent, (b) convenient enough to my home or office so I can actually get there, and (c) suitable for out of shape beginners in their 40s, not just aspiring MMA fighters or MMA wannabes.
Krav Maga looks cool but I've heard that due it is burgeoning popularity, at least in the New York area, there are a lot of bogus instructors out there and one has to be really careful choosing. (I know in NYC there are a lot of classes supposedly taught by "former Israeli special forces" guys, a lot of which probably aren't. )
Any thoughts? Thanks.