Japanese Jujitsu vs Shotokan Karate
I have been looking at previous threads in regard to Shotokan Karate and Japanese Jujitsu. Both considered a "Traditional" Martial Art.
I have a choice between continuing studying JJJ (includes randori) which I just started lessons in or I could take up Shotokan Karate (Offered with full contact sparring).
I have past experience with TKD and MT, but have not been physically active for the last few years, so I need to work on getting into better shape too. I am 6'4" and about 220 lbs (not sure if body size/weight plays a role in which style would be a better choice) but my goals are to get into better shape and be able to handle myself good in a self defense situation. Not looking to be a UFC guy or anything. I have no other alternatives around where I live that is not just a commercial rip off place. I wanted to know from those experienced with both what is the best path to go? Which style may be best for me? I also have mild back problems from time to time if this plays a role in which way I should go. They offer 4 hours a week in either art. I also have access to cardio machines and weights to help get into better shape in addition to the MA training.
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on which may be a better art to study based on my body size , level of condition (been inactive for years) and goals (better shape and being able to handle myself in a self defense situation). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Also I am 28 years old.