I think you may be correct about throws being risky in a real fight. Well for me anyway as most guys will prob have the weight advantage over myself. But I still like to learn the throws.

I am very tempted to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu too, it does look a little safer (in terms of not being slammed as much!).

Thanks for advice I will have a look at both. To be honest I wish I had enough time and money to do all of them!