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Martial arts encompasses a wide range of different fighting styles and schools. Sometimes these differences are regional, such as Karate and Kung Fu which originated in different geographical areas. Others are determined due to their fighting style, such as boxing which only uses the arms. Many forms of martial arts training classes are offered. Below are some popular terms used for martial arts classes to help gain an overall perspective of the sport.

  • Self Defense Class – In a sense, all martial arts teaches self defense since they instruct the practitioner on methods of defense and attack. However, there are certain classes that focus more on self defense such as Krav Maga, which is used by army soldiers. Muay Thai is also good for self defense, because while it also focuses on attacking, the sport provides instruction on how to defend against attacks by others.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – This type of martial art gained popularity because of its success in the mixed martial art, or MMA, sport. Jiu Jitsu is based on the older martial art of judo. It specializes in techniques involving ground fighting, grappling and even boxing techniques. Like other martial arts, it has a belt ranking systems, with the highest rank being the black belt.
  • Taekwondo – Taekwondo means the way of the hand and foot, and this sport concentrates mainly on kicking strikes, and is similar to karate.
  • Kung Fu – This ancient type of fighting includes various teaching techniques of self defense, but most importantly it teaches about weapons training.
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    Academy of Okinawan Karate Inc
    Peoria, IL 61601
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    Martial Arts Springfield Il
    3251 W Iles Ave, Springfield, IL 62711
    Our school of martial arts boxing teaches beginners and intermediate enthusiasts personal instructions in the art of Western boxing. With time, effort, and consistency, you will achieve true peace of mind.
    (217) 718-4901
    Western Illinois Shotokan Karate & Jujitsu Clubs
    325 W University Dr, Macomb, IL 61455
    (309) 833-2765
    American Martial-Arts Academy O.C.I
    6104 S Adams St, Peoria, IL 61607
    (309) 635-8808
    Kosho Kai Karate
    615 Park Ave, Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 353-8639
    Kuk Sool Won of Pekin
    1530 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 346-3466
    Progressive Fighting Systems
    512 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 347-1126
    Kim Tae Soo Kwon DO
    1207 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606
    (309) 673-2000
    Peoria Athletic Club
    1231 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606
    (309) 672-3090
    Universal Taekwondo Association
    1207 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606
    (309) 673-2000
    Koeppel Phil Karate-Do
    9102 N Industrial Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 691-5280
    Academy of Okinawan Karate
    8875 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 692-2499
    Kuk Sool Won of Peoria
    5221 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 692-0144
    Kuk Sool Won of Knoxville
    220 S Public Sq, Knoxville, IL 61448
    (309) 289-9757

    Martial arts instruction has gained popularity over the years. There are literally over one hundred different styles of martial arts practices all over the world. Some of these are Japanese karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Korean taekwondo, and American boxing. Many men and women train in a specific style of self defense for years in order to reach an advanced level. It is always prudent to find a class or school that has a teacher who can instruct the kung fu or judo style correctly.

    There are so many different styles of martial arts, which can make it difficult for some people to choose the right art or self defense style to suit their needs. One thing you should realize is that a martial arts lesson is not meant to simply teach you how to kick or fight. Most people typically enter a karate or kung fu school for self defense and fitness reasons. As you progress in a martial art, your belt or sash color will change. Eventually you can learn how to use a weapon, such as a bo staff, tonfa, or sais. Depending on the local or international martial arts academy you train at, various uniforms can be involved. Typically the dojo or kwoon will supply the proper apparel.

    There is plenty of information provided online about martial arts like boxing, karate, jiu jitsu, and Chinese kung fu. It is helpful to search the web specifically for the style you are interested in. You may also want to visit a self defense class or school in your area. There are many professionals that instruct self defense across the United States.

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