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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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    Active Learning Centers
    9999 Hamilton Blvd Bldg 10, Breinigsville, PA 18031
    Children's learning center specializing in daycare, child care, children's learning center, day care, and childcare in Macungie PA and surrounding area. Providing service for ages: 2 years old and up.
    (484) 397-4095
    Lehigh Valley Martial Arts
    544 Jubilee St Ste 3, Emmaus, PA 18049
    We offer a motivating and inviting approach to martial arts instruction. we customize instruction to meet the needs of the students, and we teach the theories that govern every martial art, including Karate, Kung Fu and more.
    (610) 966-2234
    Golden Lotus Kung-Fu Academy
    112 S. 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526
    A full service martial arts academy featuring Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kung-Fu, Tai Chi (Tijiquan) and much more at prices no competitor can match!
    (610) 562-5570
    Althouse Karate & Kickboxing Academy
    12 W Locust St, Fleetwood, PA 19522
    (610) 944-5535
    East Penn Martial Arts Center, LLC
    179 W Main St, Macungie, PA 18062
    (610) 967-4849
    02 Oxyfit Gym & Martial Arts Dojo
    6480 Alburtis Rd, Macungie, PA 18062
    (610) 391-0040
    PRO Martial Arts
    7150 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown, PA 18087
    (610) 841-9939
    Genbukan Kobushi Dojo
    5531 Hamilton Blvd Unit 1, Allentown, PA 18106
    (610) 395-8749
    Lehigh Valley Martial Arts
    7200 Windsor Dr, Allentown, PA 18106
    (610) 366-8055
    Active Learning Centers
    7200 Windsor Dr, Allentown, PA 18106
    (610) 366-8084
    Lees William
    314 Main St, East Greenville, PA 18041
    (215) 679-7889
    Eastern Arts and Holistic Health Academy
    2212 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606
    (610) 370-1999
    Next Level Martial Arts
    4205 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606
    (610) 779-7678
    Washington's Martial Arts Training Centers
    601 Hiesters Ln, Reading, PA 19605
    (610) 685-6639
    Lees William
    316 Main St, East Greenville, PA 18041
    (215) 679-7889

    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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