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Martial Arts Types

November 12th, 2022

There are many martial arts types but which one should you choose for your kids martial arts training?

There are a lot of different martial arts types and each one has unique training. Some types require special equipment while others do not. We will explore some of these different types and what their styles entail.

Although dozens of different martial arts types exist they are continually changing with new techniques. There are known techniques that are weaponless which to me are more preferable for kids and they focus more on martial arts movements.

Not all martial arts types are weaponless and most of them incorporate the use of weapons in their training. Some of the weapons more commonly used include sticks,Guest Posting stones, staffs, lances, swords, nunchucks, knives, sai, bows and arrows, and cutting objects that are often thrown.

Martial arts types of training that do not use any weapons use one or more movements. Hand blows, arm blows, blocking, and parries, knee kicks, foot blows, throws, trips, take-downs, grappling and immobilization There are those concentrating on the lower part of the body, others on hand or arm movements and others on the power to throw down the opponent. Some techniques focus on hard styles that emphasize power and strength. This last martial arts type is not appropriate to start kids off with.

Where many of the martial arts types originated is not known, they originated from different parts of the globe. There are a lot of martial arts types that remained unchanged to the present day and many others that have changed their techniques to this day.

Many of the traditional martial arts types originated from Asia. China has established a strong foundation of many of the different martial arts types. Kung Fu types are some of the most popular styles that originated from China. Kung Fu training entails the physical, spiritual, and mental techniques in their training. There are variations in their training that often incorporates animal like styles such as the monkey style in the southern part of China. In the Northern China, the sword style is commonly used. Tai Chi Chuan is yet another martial arts type. Tai Chi is practiced to harmonize and maintain balance. Another type is the Jeet Kune Do, which concentrates to the ways of the intercepting the fist.

If the more fighting martial arts type is preferred Karate is an example. Karate is the fighting style originating from Japan and is one of their oldest forms known. Though it has many sub-styles, its principal techniques include hand and foot blows. Kobodu is an art of their weapon training. Aikidoku is a part of Aikido, another Japanese fighting technique. Their training is a form of Jiu Jitsu in performing throws and joint locks in a formal manner. They also train for weapon retention and weapon taking. One of the must know of the Japanese martial arts styles is Judo which has two phases, the stand phase and ground phase. Judo concentrates more on throwing and grappling. The art of Kendo is about sword fighting

Taekwondo is one of the Korean martial arts types and is a hard style which uses powerful kicks, jumps, handstrikes and blocks. Higher levels perform grappling. Hapkido is another martial arts type which is for self-defense. It teaches defensive styles against swords attacks.

There are western martial arts types, for example Savate. It is a French style that involves boxing or kick boxing. Boxing which is basically punching, developed from the United Kingdom. Stick fencing like Jogo do pau developed in Portugal. The Afro-Brazilian Capoiera is a mixture of the martial arts types combined with music and dancing. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu trains for self-defense and mixed martial arts. Believe it or not but wrestling is also considered one of the martial arts types.

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

August 12th, 2022

As any martial arts practitioner will tell you,Guest Posting there are multiple benefits in martial arts training. Of course, the most obvious benefit is a knowledge of self defense which is one of the major reasons why the martial arts were developed in the first place. Knowing how to defend oneself and loved ones in a potentially dangerous situation is an asset in today’s world just as it was hundreds of years ago. Unlike often portrayed in the movies, martial arts are not just about fighting. Many people take up martial arts for the fitness benefits as well. Training in martial arts such as karate, tae kwon do, kung fu and other martial art styles will improve one’s cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system. Strength will increase from the calisthenics usually employed within martial arts training but perhaps not to the same extent as working out with weights. But overall power of one’s body will definitely increase since martial arts techniques teach how to use strength effectively.

Most people will also improve their flexibility significantly while training in martial arts since entire ranges of motion from the body are exercised. This is especially true with martial art styles such as tae kwon do, Thai kickboxing as well as some schools of karate and kung fu where high kicks are used. All martial art styles will result in an improvement of one’s coordination as well.

Unlike many other forms of physical activity, martial arts also have a mental and sometimes spiritual element which not only improves the mind’s focus but also helps in self control. Emotions such as anger and fear are better controlled through martial arts. Many martial artists can find an inner peace through their training. In today’s hectic world, these particular benefits translate into one of the most effective stress management tools available. When training in a martial arts session or in a group class, all the day to day troubles of the world seem to be forgotten. People come out refreshed, energized and ready to tackle the big world out there.

Training in martial arts usually involves many little steps and progressions. As one advances in a martial art, the feeling of accomplishment comes with added confidence. This is especially beneficial for children who were not very confident in the first place. An increase in self confidence for kids (as well as adults) will have a cross over effect in other areas of life such as in other sports and general self esteem. Other challenges in life, both physical and mental, will be met with much less fear.

An important benefit of martial arts training for parents to note is that children will generally become more disciplined from the unique formalities of martial arts classes. This is one benefit that is often lacking in other sports. Former ‘problem’ kids with bad attitudes could become well behaved and respectful as a result of taking martial arts a few times per week. Respect is something that all martial arts instructors place great importance in during their classes. Martial arts kids are often very well behaved children no matter what social economic backgrounds they come from.

Martial arts training has so many great benefits covering physical, mental and emotional aspects that it’s no wonder why it has become one of the most popular activities for both adults and children. However, it is important to point out that not all martial arts programs will produce the range of benefits discussed. Programs that teach just combat fighting techniques may not result in the desired mental and spiritual benefits so it is important to search around for the right martial arts school that will offer the benefits one wishes to achieve.