So I did Kyokushin karate for around a year before having to leave the country for 8-9 months due to having to re-apply for visa and shit. Now that I'm back I'm thinking of whether I should switch to Muai Thai kick boxing. I have so much respect for it and the hard training. I like the straight up no nonsense, kicks, knees, elbows and punches that go with a fight, and while karate is more technical, I like the fact that with MT I'll get to spar and strikes to the face are allowed where as in karate it's avoided since fights are bare knuckle.
Any input for students of either sport is appreciated.