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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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    Shuri Ryu Karate Academy
    4689 E St Rd 14, Fort Wayne, IN 46801
    Traditional Okinawan Shuri Ryu karate martial arts instruction for all ages including self defense, ju jitsu, striking, blocking, and pressure points. We offer professional instruction for growth and development.
    (260) 433-3875
    Hoffman, Karate
    2614 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
    Hoffmann Karate teaches respect, focus, and confidence. Classes are taught in karate, martial arts, jujitsu, kickboxing, modern arnis We teach ages through 3
    (260) 492-8335
    Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts
    51050 Bittersweet Rd, Granger, IN 46530
    Authorized school to teach the rare arts of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and Kalsadapo Karate. Professional instruction is conducted in the most progressive forms of martial arts and self defense.
    (574) 514-5227
    Blue Dragon Karate
    10812 Coldwater Rd Ste 300, Fort Wayne, IN 46845
    (260) 637-8985
    All Star Martial Arts Academy
    7616 Disalle Blvd Ste B, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
    (260) 489-7321
    Hayden's Ata Black Belt Academy
    111 W Rush St, Kendallville, IN 46755
    (260) 349-9100
    A W New Hapkido Academy Inc
    8305 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
    (260) 490-2888
    White Tiger Martial Arts
    428 Broadway St Ste 201, New Haven, IN 46774
    (260) 749-9294
    Stellhom Taekwondo
    6063 Stellhorn Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
    (260) 486-7776
    Parker Shelton
    6125 Cross Creek Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
    (260) 489-2424
    Cunningham's Fort Wayne Tae Kwon DO
    3726 Allen Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 471-2500
    Bowles Karate Academy
    2735 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 483-8729
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    1129 Runnion Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    (260) 387-9700
    All Star Martial Arts Academy-Tae Kwon Do-Yoga
    6330 Prize Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
    (260) 493-7321
    Bowles Karate Academy
    2721 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
    (260) 456-7788

    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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