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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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    Warman's Martial Arts Academy
    75 Harlan St. Dalton Plaza, Crittenden, KY 41030
    Traditional Taekwondo Instruction for ages 3 and up, a proud member of the Progressive Taekwondo Association. Our certified instructors are dedicated to your personal victory through discipline.
    (859) 485-1962
    The Masters Martial Arts
    5785 Constitution Dr Ste B, Florence, KY 41042
    Our martial ares dojo is dedicated to teaching the self-defense skills of karate, akido, jujuitsu, judo, and other martial arts disciplines. Improve your fitness while learning useful skills.
    (859) 282-0226
    Karate DO Japanese Shotokan
    11910 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
    We take pride in providing a family friendly atmosphere, offering traditional Shotokan Karate classes for adults, teens and children.
    (513) 697-8988
    Masterson's Martial Arts
    528 Main St, Paris, KY 40361
    (859) 988-5425
    Masterson's Martial Arts
    503 Main St, Paris, KY 40361
    (859) 988-5425
    Shaolin Kempo Studios of Self Defense
    808 S Broadway St, Georgetown, KY 40324
    (502) 867-1542
    Black Belt Academy of Georgetown
    751 Slone Dr Ste 2, Georgetown, KY 40324
    (502) 868-9897
    Creechs Tae Kwon DO
    13743 Aa Hwy, Butler, KY 41006
    (859) 472-5300
    Grant Cty Martial Arts
    1125 Fashion Ridge Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
    (859) 823-4262
    Four Seasons United Martial Arts
    951 Floyd Dr, Lexington, KY 40505
    (859) 245-5082
    Lifes Ultimate Martial Arts Academy
    740 Fleming Rd, Maysville, KY 41056
    (606) 564-9400
    Continuum Academy of Self-Defense
    539 Moody Dr, Maysville, KY 41056
    (606) 584-6450
    Universal School of Self Defense
    710 National Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 243-0398
    Taekwondo America
    3090 Todds Rd, Lexington, KY 40509
    (859) 263-0033
    Karate for Kids
    501 Darby Creek Rd Ste 66, Lexington, KY 40509
    (859) 264-1964


    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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