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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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    Master Irvin's House of Discipline Tae Kwon Do
    2091 Stockwell Rd Ste 7, Bossier City, LA 71111
    Martial arts studio specializing in traditional martial arts, weapons, and self-defense. Classes available for individuals who are wheelchair bound. Learn from instructors expert in Taekwondo, karate and other combat styles.
    (318) 752-9599
    Ohana Martial Arts
    8501 E. Kingston Rd, Shreveport, LA 71118
    We teach the true original mixed martial arts. We train in forms, weapons, self-defense, and fighting. We are a family owned and operated business. Come in today.
    (318) 402-9439
    Ascend Combat
    325 Flournoy Lucas, Shreveport, LA 71106
    We specialize in trained combat fighting. Offering mixed martial arts and cage fighting. We have self defense and fighting classes for various skill and age levels, contact us for more information.
    (318) 402-6644
    East Texas Martial Arts
    969 Old Redwater Rd, Texarkana, TX 75501
    (903) 831-5425
    Legendary Academy of Martial Arts
    3315 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 794-5262
    Lacy's Shotokan Karate
    2801 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 793-5010
    Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
    4025 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 793-1085
    Texarkana Judo & Jiu Jitsu
    3506 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 244-3496
    Tiger Onthe Red-Shaolin Kung Fu
    1802 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 222-0302
    Tiger On The Red
    1802 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 222-0323
    Fusion Martial Arts and Fitness
    114 Medical Park Dr, Hope, AR 71801
    (870) 826-6112
    Benton Martial Arts
    5608 Highway 3 Ste G, Benton, LA 71006
    (318) 747-2372
    East Texas Tae Kwondo
    1218 N Jefferson Ave, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
    (903) 575-9943
    Songham Martial Arts Acad
    217 Terry St, Pittsburg, TX 75686
    (903) 855-8455
    Marshall Taekwondo
    1304 Five Notch Rd, Marshall, TX 75670
    (903) 927-1205

    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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