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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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    Combinations Martial Arts
    901 Montrose Ave, Suite B, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    We offer age Specific Kids' Martial Arts: ages 3-4, ages 5-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-14, Teen and Adult Programs include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai (kickboxing). Women's Programs Self-Defense
    (732) 621-0880
    Island Martial Arts
    3800 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
    Martial arts instruction for all ages including children with special needs. We also offer women's cardio kickboxing. Our classes are fun yet instructional, with highly skilled instructors.
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    (718) 967-6090
    User Review: "Excellent instructors and highly recommend to anyone interested in martial arts instruction." - Sue (NY)
    Staten Island Judo Jujitsu Mma
    3902 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
    Our Judo, Jujitsu, and MMA Dojo is one of the oldest and most traditional martial arts schools in the area. We are your local headquarters for mixed martial arts.
    (718) 619-0150
    Family Martial Arts Academy
    17 N 4th Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
    (732) 296-1677
    True North Martialart
    320 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
    (732) 317-3025
    Satori Academy of Mar
    388 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ 08850
    (732) 964-3208
    Taekwondo Elite LLC
    470 Towne Centre Dr, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    (732) 940-2323
    Capobianco's Tae Kwon DO for Life
    3 Lexington Ave Ste 7, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    (732) 257-5999
    Master Kang's Taekwondo
    1793 State Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817
    (732) 317-8880
    Grand Master Choi Karate
    1900 Us Highway 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    (855) 811-6846
    Championship Martial Arts
    84 Veronica Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 220-0777
    Yogurt Dojo
    1314 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 980-1800
    North Brunswick United Taekwondo Academy
    1483 State Route 27, Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 246-2467
    Satori Academy of Martial Arts
    1199 Amboy Ave Ste 5, Edison, NJ 08837
    (732) 494-2195
    Bryan's Tom Academy of Martial Arts
    986 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
    (732) 225-4228

    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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