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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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    Xtreme Mixed Martial Arts
    5801 Patton, Corpus Christi, TX 78414
    Some of the styles of marital arts that we teach include Brazilian jiu jutsu, kickboxing, wrestling, judo, and MMA. We have a women's boot camp, as well as a fully equipped boxing gym.
    (361) 980-1600
    Kim's Academy of Taekwondo
    4447 Thousand Oaks Drive, San Antonio, TX 78233
    Voted #1 Martial Arts school in San Antonio Texas. We provide a fun and enjoyable environment for both children and adults of all ages and levels. Get fit and call us now (210) 201-2853.
    (210) 653-2700
    STW Krav Maga Defense & Fitness
    100 Crossroads Blvd Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78201
    REV UP YOUR LEAN, MEAN, FIGHTING MACHINE Established in 2001 If you find yourself out of shape and concerned about the threat of violence, you've found something that can make you fit and fearless.
    (210) 348-6127
    Young's Ata Martial Arts
    9725 Up River Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
    (361) 334-5952
    Tae Kwon Portland DO Plus
    1524 Wildcat Dr, Portland, TX 78374
    (361) 643-7853
    Master Lenny's Tae Kwon DO
    1110 N Wood St, Rockport, TX 78382
    (361) 729-5088
    A Cademy of Asian Martial Arts
    1622 14th St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 882-5088
    Victoria Karate Academy
    4002 N Main St, Victoria, TX 77901
    (361) 570-5424
    Choi's Karate & Judo Academy
    4929 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
    (361) 334-8112
    Tri City Tae Kwon DO
    118 S Main St, Pleasanton, TX 78064
    (830) 569-4544
    Lumampao Martial Arts
    6901 S Padre Island Dr Ste 107, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
    (361) 992-0388
    Kicks Master Kim's Academy
    4730 Schanen Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
    (361) 857-5425
    Defense of Martial Arts
    4226 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
    (361) 723-0418
    Ata Black Belt Academy
    7426 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
    (361) 960-5425
    American Karate Institute
    3208 Sam Houston Dr, Victoria, TX 77904
    (361) 575-2467

    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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