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Various forms of martial arts have been around for thousands of years. The equipment and supplies these fighters use is as unique and diverse as the art of fighting itself. In order to have a better understanding of the world of martial arts, it is important to know the terminology associated with these fighting styles. Below are several terms to be familiar with if researching martial arts, supplies or equipment.

  • Kung Fu - Kung Fu is a Chinese fighting style classified according to common traits. Examples of these traits include physical exercises such as animal mimicry or other training methods inspired by Chinese philosophies, religions and legends.
  • Taekwondo - Taekwondo is a Korean fighting style. Loosely translated, the word means, the way of the hand and the foot. The art utilizes the longer reach of the legs through various kicking techniques. In addition, blocks, kicks and open handed strikes are used in conjunction with sweeps, takedowns, and joint locks.
  • Karate - Karate is a martial art which focuses primarily on self-defense. It involves the uses of kicks, knee and elbow strikes, open-handed strikes and various grappling techniques.
  • Boxing - The act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists, with or without boxing gloves.
  • Spar - In boxing and martial arts, sparring is making the motions of attack and defense with the arms, fists, and legs especially as a part of training. In most cases, protective gear such as headgear, gloves, padded feet protectors are worn to protect the combatants from serious injury.
  • Dogi - A dogi is a uniform used in martial arts training. Though there are variations of the word, the uniform is fairly consistent throughout the different practices. It consists of loose fitting pants, and a jacket which is held closed by a belt. The color of the belt often signifies rank.
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    Family Martial Arts
    7005 Woodway Dr Ste 111, Woodway, TX 76712
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    (254) 772-5425
    User Review: "They make martial arts fun and always build kids up." - Jeremy (TX)
    Central Tex Family Karate
    211 W Panther Way, Hewitt, TX 76643
    Our center offer martial arts instruction for all ages. Different classes we teach include self defense, kung fu, jiu jitsu, taekwondo, and karate. Call today to learn more information.
    (254) 666-5425
    Dma & Dragon Martial Arts
    3015 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011
    (817) 633-6123
    Lang Son Traders
    318 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010
    (817) 261-0065
    Yin Yang Company
    2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
    (972) 352-6388
    RK Martial Sciences & Fitness
    1325 Brown Trl, Bedford, TX 76022
    (817) 590-8585
    American Black Belt Academy
    2209 Michigan Ave, Arlington, TX 76013
    (817) 460-5425
    Monster X Camp
    425 E Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
    (817) 488-8664
    American Karate Academy Cedar Hill
    223 E Fm 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    (972) 291-1086
    Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense
    2114 Kidwell St, Dallas, TX 75214
    (214) 272-9637
    Lewis Taekwondo Institute
    718 N Buckner Blvd Ste 336, Dallas, TX 75218
    (214) 321-7343
    American Karate & Self Defense
    10918 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
    (214) 327-8585
    TKO Karate
    127 Keller Hicks Rd, Keller, TX 76248
    (817) 337-6004
    Min's Tae Kwon DO
    1144 N Plano Rd Ste 220, Richardson, TX 75081
    (972) 671-7888
    World Martial Arts Supplies
    1974 Nantucket Dr, Richardson, TX 75080
    (972) 783-1437

    Purchase martial arts supplies and equipment from dealers or locations offering classes. Items you need include uniforms, gloves, and practice mats. The items you need depends on the form you're learning. Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo each have their own specific needs. Kendo and karate also has its own specific needs. Some forms use weapons, others simply use parts of the body. The forms need special training from a master. Each time you complete one level of training, you're awarded with a different colored belt. The sport includes a series of kicks and punches. Hone punching skills by smashing wooden boards in karate. Heavy punching bags also help teach hand boxing techniques. Kicks and flips are practiced on padded floor mats for your safety. Sparring with swords requires special care to ensure everyone's safety. Some of the earliest forms of this Asian sport date back to times B.C. The hand-to-hand combat forms were used for sport. Forms include two techniques referred to as “soft” or “hard.” Later forms added weapons and created intricate sports that resemble dances. In many forms, the system is only used in extreme cases of self-defense. These Asian forms are not used without careful thought and plenty of practice. Learn from a skilled master over a span of weeks, months, and years. The length it takes to learn depends on the level you wish to achieve. Find martial arts supplies online or at local specialty stores. Wholesalers often have the best prices. Ask your master about the equipment you'll need and take the list of items with you.
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