Hey all, I'm a 1st dan in Shorin Ryu, a 4th kyu in Judo, and I've been working on BJJ as of late. I spar and practice my striking in a gym that also teaches Muay Thai, so you get those awkward moments when someone tries to "correct" my form, but really they're just telling me how a Muay Thai practitioner would do it. I have to explain to them that no, I know this kick doesn't have as much force on it because it's being thrown from a neutral stance; but there's no wind-up - it'll land twice as often. As for the query above, just do it. As long as you get back into it at a calculated pace and don't push yourself to the brink of death over training, I don't see how this can be a negative experience.