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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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    Arizona Jiu Jitsu Academy
    1761 East Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284
    Martial Arts Tempe AZ - Arizona's #1 Rated Martial Arts Facility. Offering instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission wrestling, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Anti-bully seminars, & Self Defense Training
    (480) 838-1503
    Traditional Karate (ski)
    60 W. Baseline Road, #6, Mesa, AZ 85210
    World training center for traditional Okinawan martial arts including Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, jujutsu, samurai arts and self-defense. Classes taught by a grandmaster, Hall of Fame inductee and International Instructor of the Year.
    (480) 545-5578
    Corder Martial Arts Academy
    2602 W Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
    Traditional martial arts school specializing in real self-defense through the art of Kajukenbo. Programs for ages 5 and older.
    (480) 755-3008
    Karate For Kids
    1914 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. 101, Mesa, AZ 85204
    Specializing in karate, martial arts, mma, taekwondo instructions, karate for kids, self defense, combat training, weapons training, and more.
    (480) 497-0515
    Arizona Wado Karate
    1992 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 839-3009
    Sitan Gym
    3029 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 275-7820
    ACS Karate
    1987 W Elliot Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 968-2068
    Lees Ata Martial Arts
    610 N Alma School Rd Ste 32, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 782-0315
    NB Taekwondo & Fitness Center
    2015 N Dobson Rd Ste 5, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 442-4045
    Karateaz Com
    1515 W San Angelo St Ste B, Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480) 820-8656
    Depama's Team USA Martial Arts
    78 N Cooper Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480) 539-0935
    Five Rings Aikido
    1805 E Elliot Rd Ste 110, Tempe, AZ 85284
    (480) 215-1301
    Master Hong Tae Kwon DO Center
    1440 W Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480) 632-1727
    First Taekwondo
    876 N Mcqueen Rd Ste 101, Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480) 632-1894
    United Studios Of Self Defense
    7650 S Mcclintock Dr Ste 102, Tempe, AZ 85284
    (480) 831-7890


    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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