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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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    Jinenkan Dayton Gi Yu Dojo
    960 Meadows Mnr Ste B, Dayton, OH 45458
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    (937) 435-2203
     
    User Review: "I've been training at the gi yu dojo for two years. My physical conditioning and abilities have increased tremendously. My..."
    Asian Arts Center
    1630 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, OH 45429
    Leadership, Self-Defense, Fitness, Focus, and Purpose. We are a non-profit educational institution that uses martial arts as a tool to teach character, practical self-defense, and improved mental
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    (937) 395-0333
     
    User Review: "Great place for kids and adults. Positive reinforcement and encouraging instructors. Great martial arts!"
    USA Seibukan Martial Arts Training Center
    1589 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
    USA Seibukan Martial Arts Training Center offers a wide training within our karate programs for adults and children. Our programs are divided by age groups ranging from 3-5, 6-8, 8-12 and beyond.
    (614) 487-0687
    Chillicothe Martial Arts Academy
    125 Western Ave, Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 779-3656
    Karate Don Madden
    42 E 2nd St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 773-5282
    Combat Sports
    365 Keller Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 851-5463
    P S L L L C
    107 S Broadway St, Blanchester, OH 45107
    (937) 783-5425
    Greg Greene's Kung Fu Academy Kick Boxing
    2404 Old Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 875-9999
    Grove City Karate
    4068 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 539-5425
    Columbus M M A
    3663 Garden Ct, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 277-0841
    Bob Yoder's Kung Fu
    2048 Sondra Ln, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 649-5971
    Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara-Goshen Kendang
    7121 Shiloh Rd, Goshen, OH 45122
    (513) 505-9622
    Tracy's Karate of Goshen
    6725 Dick Flynn Blvd Ste E, Goshen, OH 45122
    (513) 214-1318
    Groveport Martial Arts Academy
    590 Main St, Groveport, OH 43125
    (614) 836-5608
    Tigers Lair Martial Arts
    4413 Kitty Ln, Batavia, OH 45103
    (513) 752-8552


    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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