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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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    Vito's ATA; Tae Kwon Do
    150 Se Emmigrant Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
    Overall, the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) is the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of taekwondo.
    (541) 310-1864
    Westwind Martial Arts
    325 Wine Country Rd, Prosser, WA 99350
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    (509) 786-5425
    User Review: "Student attended 9 years, white belt thru black belt. Now studio will not test for 2nd dan. Tthe instriuctor(?) is a 2nd..." - Lester (WA)
    New Beginnings Chapel
    822 W Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
    (509) 527-3385
    Calhoon's Martial Arts & Fitness
    1711 E Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
    (509) 525-4444
    Caraway's Tae Kwon-Do
    114 N 10th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-0057
    Tri-Cities Black Belt Academy
    514 W Lewis St, Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 545-0488
    Pacific Kicks
    8520 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (888) 374-4393
    Tri-City School of Karate
    8508 W Gage Blvd Ste C101, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 736-1405
    Tae Kwon Takata DO
    203 N Dennis St, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 783-7093
    Columbia Judo Dojo
    1927 W 9th Pl, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 582-4807
    Pacific Kicks
    8524 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 735-3007
    Qian Tu Pai
    8611 W Bonnie Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 947-1066
    Tri City Judo
    6001 W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 736-6376
    Ferocity Corporation
    1136 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352
    (509) 987-1694
    Jundokan & Warabay Karate School
    1233 Sycamore St, Clarkston, WA 99403
    (509) 751-0713

    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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