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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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    All Family Taekwondo
    380 Avenue of The Cities, East Moline, IL 61244
    Here at All Family Taekwondo we do not simply teach Taekwondo, we live it, and our martial arts facility has something to offer your entire family.
    (309) 791-4200
    Ata Taekwondo
    115 W Washington St, Washington, IA 52353
    (319) 653-5804
    Tai CHI
    1501 Wonder Way, Fairfield, IA 52556
    (641) 472-4505
    Moy Yat Kung Fu
    614 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240
    (319) 339-1251
    Kang's Martial Arts Coralville
    2421 James St Ste 23, Coralville, IA 52241
    (319) 338-2264
    J V T K D Martial Arts Academy
    303 Cleveland St, Muscatine, IA 52761
    (563) 264-1462
    McMahon's Karate
    401 N 5th St, Burlington, IA 52601
    (319) 537-2112
    Cedar River Aikikai
    417 3rd St Se, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    (319) 362-6330
    Revolution Martial Arts
    5350 Council St Ne Ste 4, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 364-4218
    Tae Kwon Ultimate DO
    80 Twixt Town Rd Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 360-8211
    Bruce Taekwondo Academy
    139 Marion Blvd, Marion, IA 52302
    (319) 929-0589
    Milan Martial Arts & Fitness Studio
    514 10th Ave W, Milan, IL 61264
    (309) 787-2345
    United Karate Studio
    218 S 5th St, Keokuk, IA 52632
    (319) 524-1397
    Kuk Sool Won Davenport
    3811 N Harrison St Ste 3, Davenport, IA 52806
    (563) 386-3383
    Nick Tarpein's Martial Arts Center
    235 W 35th St, Davenport, IA 52806
    (563) 386-4240

    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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