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Martial Arts Instruction Terms

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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    Honolulu, HI 96825
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    Yiliquan Kung-Fu Institute
    6908 Maple St., Omaha, NE 68134
    We provide high-quality instruction in Yiliquan kung-fu, which is a composite of baixingquan (a from of northern Shao-lin kung-fu), xingyiquan, taijiquan, and baguazhang. We have classes for children.
    (402) 637-1371
    Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts and Fitness
    14205 U St, Omaha, NE 68137
    Our fitness center offers a wide variety of health related services including martial arts instruction, fitness training, and massage therapy. Call us for more information.
    (402) 215-6003
    Sempai Judo Academy
    16605 Polk Street, Omaha, NE 68135
    Martial art instruction in Judo, Ju-jitsu, Ninjist, Bok Leen Pai Kenpo, and women's self defense with emphasis on rape/kidnap prevention.
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    (402) 612-6412
     
    User Review: "I walked in off the street to try this place out and they treated me like I had been there since they opened. The assistant..."
    Page Warrior Training Branch LLC
    1550 Washington St, Blair, NE 68008
    (402) 426-8559
    Master Bridges Martial Arts Academy
    6908 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104
    (402) 571-1773
    Sho REI Shobu Kan
    1600 High St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    (712) 322-1510
    Sanders Ata Martial Arts
    1751 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    (712) 328-2884
    Southwest Iowa Tae Kwon DO Club
    411 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    (712) 322-8558
    MidWest Tae Kwon DO & Sport Karate
    8812 Blondo St, Omaha, NE 68134
    (402) 932-2999
    Nebraska Academy of Martial Arts
    3600 N 90th St, Omaha, NE 68134
    (402) 571-0808
    Dragon Arts
    2632 N 84th St, Omaha, NE 68134
    (402) 339-9345
    S.I.M.S Martial Arts Academy
    1105 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102
    (402) 813-9978
    Steiner Academy of Martial Arts LLC
    3908 N 138th St, Omaha, NE 68164
    (402) 493-4733
    Mick Doyle's Martial Arts Center
    10801 Blondo St Ste B, Omaha, NE 68164
    (402) 498-9592
    Tiger Rock Martial Arts
    14242 Fort St, Omaha, NE 68164
    (402) 933-9444


    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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