If you are wanting to learn a martial arts method and are trying to decide between Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and are not sure where to start, it may be beneficial to you to learn some of the benefits of each and decide from there.
Of course, some of the over-all benefits are going to overlap- things like improved physic, overall strength, etc, but this will give you some basic information to start with.
1. Muay Thai improves Cardiovascular Conditioning
Since Muay Thai is both an aerobic and anaerobic sport, it increases the stress on your cardiopulmonary systems and strengthens them with continued practice.
2. Core Strength
Defensive movements, striking, and clinching in the sport of Muay Thai will help improve your overall core strength.
3. Increased Leg Strength
With the level of kicking and footwork involved, you can be sure that Muay Thai will strengthen your lower body with various kicks, like the distinctive roundhouse kick, and footwork drills incorporated in kickboxing.
4. Stress Relief
Muay Thai can serve you as an outlet for stress and can also work wonders for your mental clarity and physical health. It can be a way to relieve aggression in a positive manner while you get the benefits from the physical workout.
5. Improve Hip Mobility
The kicking and Kneeing movements in Muay Thai will, over time, help to improve the mobility of your hip joints. Increased hip mobility can benefit you later in life as well, guarding against joint pain and common hip problems that increase with aging.