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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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    Jun Chong Martial Arts
    11870 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai boxing, and mixed martial arts instruction are provided at this academy. We train world class fighters and offer classes for kids too.
    (310) 979-9222
    Jung Chong Martial Arts Center
    11870 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 102, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Looking for one of top Self defense classes ,west los angeles Self defense classes ,self-defense training for for kids & adults nearby west los angeles and santa monica .
    (311) 979-9222
    Ahn's Tae Kwon DO Center
    12234 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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    (310) 826-7505
    User Review: "Master ahn & staff do a great job of instilling confidence and discipline with all students. Instructors are able to work..." - Annmarie (CA)
    Krav Maga Worldwide
    11500 Olympic Blvd. #545, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Welcome to Krav Maga, the self-defense training program that will strengthen your body, sharpen your mind, and transform your life. We are dedicated to providing the highest caliber of self-defense.
    (310) 477-9977
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Los Angeles PTCBJJ
    6273 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA 90230
    Professional Training Center Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (PTCBJJ) is a martial arts school specialized in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu(BJJ).The school was created in Los Angeles, California, USA.
    (310) 568-1457
    Crescent Moon Karate
    5443 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
    Our school in Santa Monica has the best Martial Art Classes teaching young children to adults in karate including weapons & self defense, teaching you a unique karate style unlike popular styles out there. Karate Instruction Santa Monica
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    (310) 621-0165
    User Review: "This school is for serious students. It's not fancy with all the bells and whistles; however time spent here will grow you..." - Josh (CA)
    Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Sherman Oaks
    13950 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    The instructors at our martial arts academy teach students the art of self-defense, fitness conditioning, and personal self-improvement. Our specialties include Karate and Jiu Jitsu techniques. Sign up for our classes today.
    (818) 905-8246
    Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Sherman Oaks
    13950 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    For martial arts classes in a variety of disciplines, contact the area's experts now. Our instructors are masters in their fields and work with young children as well as adults.
    (818) 905-8246
    La Institute of Martial Arts
    1207 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (310) 229-5300
    Japan Karate Association
    1218 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (310) 395-8545
    Longevity Martial Arts Centers LLC
    910 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (310) 576-6800
    Gracie Barra Santa Monica
    1207 4th St Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (310) 795-2413
    King's Ata Celebrity Martial Arts
    2110 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310) 828-8818
    Dawn Barnes Karate Kids
    3015 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310) 449-1700
    California Karate Club
    2011 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    (310) 892-5425

    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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