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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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    Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai
    5707 Shirley Street, Naples, FL 34109
    Martial arts academy training and developing champions in the arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing since 2007. Learn from the best instructors in the mixed martial arts community!
    (239) 628-3529
    Estero Martial Arts & Fitness
    10021 Estero Town Commons Pl, Estero, FL 33928
    Martial arts & fitness academy with programs to help students gain physical fitness and develop self-discipline & respect. Learn self defense and get in the shape of your life!
    (239) 947-0041
    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
    Bucket List Martial Arts
    1250 Tamiami Trl N Ste 205, Naples, FL 34102
    (239) 263-2480
    Eagle Martial Arts
    13020 Livingston Rd Ste 13, Naples, FL 34105
    (239) 775-2222
    American Sport Karate
    9950 Business Cir, Naples, FL 34112
    (239) 643-2275
    Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo
    1888 40th Ter Sw, Naples, FL 34116
    (239) 455-0818
    Buschido Academy of Karate DO
    5570 19th Ct Sw Ste 6, Naples, FL 34116
    (239) 352-4436
    Plus Tae Kwon DO
    1575 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34109
    (239) 596-2501
    Florida Karate Center
    6634 Willow Park Dr, Naples, FL 34109
    (239) 254-0060
    Ata Blackbelt Academy
    2400 Immokalee Rd Ste 1, Naples, FL 34110
    (239) 593-5456
    American Kenpo Karate & Shootfighting
    27313 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
    (239) 405-3061
    Eagle Martial Arts
    9102 Bonita Beach Rd Se Ste 10, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
    (239) 949-6833
    Fight Sports Naples
    3526 Plover Ave, Naples, FL 34117
    (239) 353-0413
    Estero Martial Arts and Fitness
    10021 Estero Town Commons Pl Ste 102, Estero, FL 33928
    (239) 947-0041

    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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