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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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    Progressive Kali Silat
    315 Larry Lane, Charlotte, MI 48813
    We're a progressive martial arts instruction facility offering Kali Silat and other self defense methods. Whether you need to learn how to fight or want fitness instruction, we can help.
    (517) 667-1046
    Faett's Ata Black Belt Academy
    410 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
    We are the area's martial arts academy. We specialize in teaching kids, teens and adults. Our slogan is "We are Creating Tomorrow's Leaders One Black Belt At a Time." Top notch karate and martial arts instruction.
    (517) 321-6664
    KSK Martial Arts
    3712 Homewood Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
    Learn to be the eye of the tiger with our martial arts instruction courses. Work your way through a variety of lessons from kung fu, taekwondo, and self defense taught by professionals.
    (517) 853-9856
    Aikido Institute of Michigan
    551 Michigan Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49014
    (269) 965-5500
    Kwang's USA Tae-Kwon-Do Academy
    938 Columbia Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49015
    (269) 660-2500
    Korean Martial Arts
    1600 Goguac St W, Battle Creek, MI 49015
    (269) 963-5425
    Spirit Martial Arts Academy
    1700 Chapel Rd, Parma, MI 49269
    (517) 531-3565
    A T A Black Belt Acedemy
    142 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813
    (517) 541-5425
    The Factory Gym,
    224 N Main St, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
    (517) 899-1473
    Southern Michigan Karate Association
    71 W Chicago St, Coldwater, MI 49036
    (517) 278-7253
    Adams Karate Fitness
    470 Marshall St, Coldwater, MI 49036
    (517) 278-5425
    Michigan Sports Camps
    315 N Fiske Rd, Coldwater, MI 49036
    (517) 278-4908
    Chung's Tiger Tae Kwon-Do Academy
    9703 M 89, Richland, MI 49083
    (269) 629-7300
    West Michigan Budokan
    3975 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
    (269) 382-1600
    Norton's Isshin-Ryu Karate School
    137 1/2 E Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
    (517) 768-1110

    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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