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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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    Kurokawa Martial Arts Foudation
    9571 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33919
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    (239) 482-4489
     
    User Review: "I visited this studio and was impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the excellent standards maintained during..." - BJ (FL)
    Deep South Kung Fu Arnis Academy
    514 Ne 16th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33909
    Real Life Combat Tactics for 'Reality Based' Self Defense. Not a sport or tournament school! Private lessons available. Academy is 1 of 13 schools in the country. Chinese & Filipino systems.
    (239) 567-9828
    Pham's Tae Kwon DO
    3509 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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    (239) 369-7426
     
    User Review: "I felt like I was at a used car lot. You are pressured into "buying" from the moment you walk in. Seems more interested..." - Dawn (FL)
    Red Dragon Kenpo Karate Inc
    18070 S Tamiami Trl Ste 0.6, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    We offer a variety of martial arts classes, including Kenpo Karate, Tai Chi, kids cardio, body shaper and women's only self defense. We are the only school in the area with its own 14 foot indoor rock climbing wall.
    (239) 278-4437
    United Martial Arts Center
    2500 Crystal Dr Ste 1, Fort Myers, FL 33966
    (239) 433-2299
    Gulf Coast Kenpo Karate
    231 Del Prado Blvd S Ste 11, Cape Coral, FL 33990
    (239) 573-0005
    USA Taekwondo Center
    6251 Commerce Park Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33966
    (239) 561-9470
    Imperial Dragon Kenpo Karate
    12451 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33966
    (239) 362-1393
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fort Myers
    10994 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33966
    (239) 931-9898
    Kobayashi Dojo Inc
    4724 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904
    (877) 636-6783
    Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral
    532 Se 47th Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33904
    (239) 699-2825
    Mvto Martial Arts Inc
    6835 International Center Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33912
    (239) 267-5425
    Blackbelts Taekwondo
    4424 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904
    (239) 257-2084
    Southwest Florida Karate
    6900 Daniels Pkwy Ste 20, Fort Myers, FL 33912
    (239) 479-5010
    A Street Defense Systems Inst Inc & Martial Arts S
    110 Ne 2nd Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33909
    (239) 772-5425


    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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