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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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    Hyung Shi Do
    3760 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412
    You need it, We can get it. The largest selection of Martial Arts gear and equipment in the Chattanooga area. For the best price, come to Hyung Shi Do Kenpo Karate & Martial Arts Supply...
    (423) 704-7220
    Hyung Shi Do U.t.f.
    3760 Ronggold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412
    This is the area's ultimate 3,000 square foot training facility with everything you need. Kenpo Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ju-Jitsu, Hapkido, Muay Thai, MMA, and more.
    (423) 629-1550
    Sequatchie Valley Black Belt A
    969 Main Street, Kimball, TN 37347
    Personal safety awareness and self-defense. Little Dragons pre-school program. TaeKwonDo and street fighting techniques. All age groups and fitness levels.
    (423) 228-4016
    Dojo Chattanooga
    432 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    (423) 267-0855
    Ft Oglethorpe Tae Kwon DO Plus Inc
    990 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
    (706) 858-3550
    Martial Arts Training
    400 Scruggs Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
    (423) 893-3335
    Blalock International Mixed Martial Arts Systems &
    5330 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
    (423) 893-8144
    Chattanooga Aikido Ctr
    2003 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406
    (423) 697-0449
    Greg Roy's Tiger-Rock Martial Arts
    6933 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423) 892-7557
    T'ai CHI & Martial Arts Ctr
    117 Nowlin Ln Ste 400, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423) 893-9090
    United Karate Studios Jessie Thornton's
    61 Tennessee St, Ringgold, GA 30736
    (706) 965-8148
    Green's Karate
    4121 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415
    Our center offers karate and other martial art classes. These classes include Taekwondo, combat, kung fu, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing. All ages and genders are welcome to join our gym.
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    (423) 432-5280
    User Review: "Greens karate has been a wounderful way to get my son focused.As a kid with adhd he needed something not only to attract..." - jim (TN)
    Chattanooga Jui-Jitsu
    3901 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415
    (423) 874-0222
    Hobby James United Karate Studio
    4423 Highway 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416
    (423) 499-1988
    Signal Mountain Tae Kwon DO Plus
    1227 Taft Hwy, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
    (423) 886-1512

    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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