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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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    Hidden Valley Juod & Jiu Jitsu
    10510 South 1300 East #b, Sandy, UT 84094
    Hidden Valley Judo & Jujitsu Dojo is the best source of Youth and Adult Self Defense, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Utah!
    (801) 347-3471
    Denda Academy of Martial Arts
    10510 S 1300 E, Sandy, UT 84094
    Voted Best Martial Arts School in Utah. At Denda it's about personal development; learning to overcome challenges every child faces today and unleashing the powerful, unstoppable force within.
    (801) 553-1464
    Shaolin Arts
    10354 S. Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT 84095
    Focusing on maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses, we create the ultimate training tool for all students, whether your goals are fitness, stress management, self-defense, or weight loss/gain.
    (801) 446-4970
    United Studios Self Defense
    1458 W Commerce Dr, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
    (801) 766-6760
    Bobby Lawrence Karate
    1292 N Redwood Rd, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
    (801) 768-9606
    International Martial Arts Academy
    258 E State Road 73, Lehi, UT 84043
    (801) 766-9286
    Tae Kwon US DO Korea
    113 S 600 E, Lehi, UT 84043
    (801) 331-6699
    Xsi Factory
    4425 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043
    (801) 768-7064
    Bushi -Ban Martial Arts
    735 E Pacific Dr, American Fork, UT 84003
    (801) 763-1132
    Omega Martial Arts Iinc
    706 E 50 S, American Fork, UT 84003
    (801) 642-2341
    Bobby Lawrence
    648 E State Rd Ste G, American Fork, UT 84003
    (801) 492-1300
    Elite Academy of Tae Kwon DO
    380 S Orem Blvd, Orem, UT 84058
    (801) 802-7795
    Ks Tigers Taekwondo
    13322 S 3600 W, Riverton, UT 84065
    (801) 417-9551
    Royal West Martial Arts
    195 S State St, Lindon, UT 84042
    (801) 796-8649
    Wing Chun Kung Fu Council
    1441 N State St, Orem, UT 84057
    (801) 367-2351

    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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