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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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    Northwest Martial Arts of Sale
    420 Mill St. Se, Salem, OR 97301
    Martial Arts classes for children and adults. Wu Ying Tao - "The Formless Way" A martial arts style that combines dynamic technique with unbeatable strategy.
    (503) 689-3162
    Karate for Kids
    1594 Edgewater St Nw Ste 140, Salem, OR 97304
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    (503) 365-0600
     
    User Review: "At first appearance this program seems excellent for children. However, the commitment is intense as it is a three year..." - Renee (OR)
    Kim's Taekwondo Mcminnville
    606 Ne Hwy 99w, Mcminnville, OR 97128
    We provide traditional taekwondo instruction for students aged six and above. Individualized instruction is available. We offer low monthly tuition.
    (503) 472-1520
    Pacific Martial Arts Academy
    345 Court St Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 585-2131
    Steele's Karate
    860 High St Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 391-4634
    Tai CHI School of Healing Arts
    910 Capitol St Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 540-7598
    American Arjukenka
    241 State St, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 391-2489
    Dave's TaeKwon-Do, llc
    1890 State St, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 362-3538
    Willamette Valley Mixed Martial Arts
    155 Liberty St Ne Ste B16, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 362-2387
    Salem Extreme Fitness and Street Combat
    2040 Church St Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 967-6761
    Keizer Martial Arts
    4790 River Rd N, Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 390-7200
    Karate for Kids-Commercial
    4560 Commercial St Se, Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 371-4856
    Ireland's Ata Blackbelt Academy
    3842 River Rd N, Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 393-4330
    Krav Maga Oregon
    2029 25th St Se, Salem, OR 97302
    (503) 584-5667
    West Salem Shaolin Kempo
    735 Edgewater St Nw, Salem, OR 97304
    (503) 581-9775


    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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