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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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    Seichou Karate Limited
    807 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Seichou means “growth” in Japanese. That's why we offer a powerful cultural immersion program that includes karate, Japanese calligraphy and Japanese language.
    (571) 257-5401
    Bowie Mixed Martial Arts BJJ
    6950 Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
    For mixed martial arts instruction taught by the masters, contact our academy today to learn more about our classes. We specialize in Jiu Jitsu and other styles. Learn self-defense techniques, body fitness moves, and more.
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    (240) 286-5219
    User Review: "I've just moved to pg county maryland and will retire from the army in 2 years. I've been around and see many different..." - Roger (DC)
    American Fight Club
    8480-G Tyco Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
    For high-quality Karate Instruction in the Saint Charles area, don't hesitate to contact us. We gladly offer Martial Art Classes in Haganah as well as Caique Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our classes can improve your fitness while teaching you self-defense techniques.
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    (800) 928-5870
    User Review: "This is the best real self defense gym in the area. I have never felt so confident after attending just one week of..." - long (VA)
    Waldorf Action Martial Arts
    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601
    (301) 645-1650
    Elkins Karate
    12118 Ell Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602
    (301) 932-8287
    Foreign Flix
    11110 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603
    (301) 645-9158
    The Studio Cooperative
    10400 Odonnell Pl Ste 201, Waldorf, MD 20603
    (301) 861-4345
    Southern Maryland Jujitsu
    4455 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695
    (301) 932-9494
    Royal Martial Arts
    6453 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd, Clinton, MD 20735
    (301) 868-1007
    Ysl Hapmudo Studios of Clinton
    7137 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd, Clinton, MD 20735
    (301) 868-8880
    Southern Maryland Martial Arts Inc
    50 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646
    (301) 934-3699
    Black Belt Academy
    112 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646
    (301) 392-0020
    Tolson's Oakinawan Karate
    29770 Three Notch Rd Ste 203, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
    (301) 884-6141
    Kang's Mixed Martial Arts
    12788 Old Fort Rd Ste B, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (301) 292-6242
    Upper Marlboro Martial Arts Center
    6417 Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (301) 574-4515

    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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