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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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    Prime Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    11550 Ridgeline Dr 118, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
    Brazilian JiuJitsu can make a person fit, both mentally and physically, if trained properly and effectively.http://www.primebjj.com/
    (719) 329-4160
    Rocky Mtn Self Defense and Fitness
    780 Kinner St, Castle Rock, CO 80109
    Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness strives to be a family friendly training facility. We have highly skilled and competent coaches who care about their students. We don’t care about being the bigg
    (303) 660-6990
    Colorado Karate Plus
    675 Palmer Ave, Bennett, CO 80102
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    (303) 644-5050
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    Bendell Karate
    206 S Mcculloch Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81007
    (719) 547-1432
    Akka Karate USA
    2041 Pepper Ln, Pueblo, CO 81005
    (719) 561-9514
    Fountain Valley Tae Kwon DO
    733 Dale St, Fountain, CO 80817
    (719) 382-7001
    Black Lotus Kung Fu Studio
    153 Fontaine Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 638-0477
    Tiger George's Tae Kwon DO
    346 Main St, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 390-5551
    USA Karate Usoc
    1631 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 477-6925
    Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo
    3239 S Academy Blvd Ste 140, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (877) 429-7346
    All Okinawan Karate Center
    5247 Galley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (719) 574-5088
    Univ Kempo Kara
    5945 Omaha Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (719) 596-4450
    American Kenpo Karate School
    1815 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (719) 634-6556
    U S Taekwondo Center
    1316 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (719) 574-8782
    Chinese Shao Lin Center
    908 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (719) 520-1522

    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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