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Karate and Martial Arts Instruction Terms to Know

There are numerous styles of martial arts that are practiced worldwide. Some of which are karate, jiu jitsu, wich chun, and hapkido. As you may know, these martial arts originated in different countries, and are currently taught in schools of self defense across America. Many of them employ kicks, punches, unique blocks, and striking techniques. Since these art forms were originally started as forms of combat, they incorporate various weapons as well. Below you will find a few helpful terms that may expand your understanding of martial arts instruction.

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – A martial art that originated in Brazil, and focuses on ground fighting, as well as grappling. It was derived from traditional Japanese jiu jitsu, and is now commonly used in mixed martial arts events.
  • Wing Chun – This is a form of traditional Chinese kung fun that focuses on simple movements and powerful striking techniques. Close range combat, some grappling, low kicks, and vertical straight punches are all used in this style.
  • Kwoon – A training hall or school used for Chinese self defense instruction. This includes styles like Shaolin Long Fist, Choy Lee Fut, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi Chuan. The Japanese version of a kwoon is typically referred to as a dojo.
  • Sifu – A teacher or instructor of kung fu and Chinese martial arts. This is what students are told to address the teacher as. In Japanese styles like karate and judo, the teacher is referred to as a sensei.
  • Mook Jong – Also referred to as a wooden dummy, this is a training device used in styles like Wing Chun kung fu. It is often made from teak or oak, and has two upper arms, one lower arm, and a single leg. Various techniques and combinations can be applied to the mook jong.
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    USA Seibukan Martial Arts Training Center
    1589 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
    USA Seibukan Martial Arts Training Center offers a wide training within our karate programs for adults and children. Our programs are divided by age groups ranging from 3-5, 6-8, 8-12 and beyond.
    (614) 487-0687
    Logic MMA
    994 South Sunbury Road, Westerville, OH 43081
    Logic MMA is a Columbus/Westerville, Ohio mixed martial arts club that focuses on the self-defense aspects of MMA. We hit the major principles of Jujitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, and Wrestling.
    (614) 288-4427
    Team Chitwood Martial Arts
    3979 Parkway Ln, Hilliard, OH 43026
    Our jujitsu & martial arts classes are taught by courteous and helpful trainers with years of experience. Don't let fear hold you back, strength starts from within. Call today, class spaces limited.
    (614) 365-1774
    Martial Arts Center
    129 Mill St, Middleport, OH 45760
    (740) 992-5715
    USA Martial Arts Training Center
    903 Charles St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 485-3656
    Ohio Valley Tae Kwon DO Center LLC
    610 Green St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 422-9944
    Ohio Valley Taekwondo Academy
    1601 Grand Central Ave, Vienna, WV 26105
    (304) 991-3041
    Kang's Tae Kwon DO Academy
    426 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550
    (304) 675-2009
    Shao-Lin Martial Arts Training Center
    71 Rosemar Rd, Parkersburg, WV 26104
    (304) 481-5185
    M H Cho Martial Arts
    409 Garfield Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130
    (740) 689-0868
    Raines Korean Martial Arts Center
    117 Main St W, Ripley, WV 25271
    (304) 372-5603
    The Training Mat LLC
    425 West St, Caldwell, OH 43724
    (740) 732-2700
    Olympic Taekwondo
    1823 Maple Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 452-4001
    Chillicothe Martial Arts Academy
    125 Western Ave, Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 779-3656
    Karate Don Madden
    42 E 2nd St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 773-5282

    Karate and other martial arts are taught all over the world. Many people choose to train in a self defense system in order to be better able to defend themselves. These combat styles come from many different countries, including jiujutsu, kung fu, tai chi, and Korean arts like taekwondo. Nowadays, many studios and schools teach mixed martial arts, which have gained significant popularity from televised sporting events. Regardless of the martial art of self defense style you get involved with, the key is having a great instructor who knows what they are doing. After all, if the aikido, kick boxing, or karate instructor is not qualified, you may not learn the martial art correctly. Some of the things you can expect in a self defense school or studio are sparring, training drills, weapons instruction, and various belt levels. No matter what class, dojo, or martial arts club you get involved with, the core focus is typically learning the style properly. Fortunately, there are some schools that offer separate classes for beginners and kids. This way, the teacher can focus more on the individuals who require more help with the combat art. In this day and age, the best way to acquire all sorts of data pertaining to martial arts is by surfing the web. There are in-depth sites for pretty much any style you have in mind. It is important when you seek out this information to use the key terms that pertain to the style you are interested in.
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