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Martial Arts


Traditionally, people trained in Martial Arts in order to utilized their skills as
a form of attack and defense in both armed and unarmed combat. Today,
people train in Martial Arts in order to keep fit, as a form of meditation, to
learn self-discipline and as a competitive sport.

Although Western culture associates Martial Arts with Asian countries,
many countries developed their own Martial Arts as a form of military
defense, prior to modern technology. There are many different styles of
Marital Arts, such as Ju Jitsu, Tai Chi and Karate.

All styles of Martial Arts follow a system of teaching. During teaching, a
student is taught a series of forms. These forms, once learnt, help the
student to develop a technique that they can then utilize when needed.
There are also different levels of training that a student can progress
through, once they have mastered the first level.

All students must study under a Master of the particular Martial Art that
they wish to learn with the hope of one day becoming also a Master. This
is the traditional way in which the skills all Martial Arts has been handed
down over the generations.

Children as young as four or five can be started on the road to their or their parents chosen Martial Art and when trained by a sympathetic teacher or coach it can be made fun.

The competitive side of Martial Arts can be preceded by an intensive bout of training and so any children considering taking up competitive Martial Arts should be aware of this. The benefits are great when you win your first competition and get your first medal!

Many Martial Arts have a belt grading system and the gaining of a new belt can give you the inspiration to keep going and to better yourself even further. It is also something tangible that proves progress which can be very important to a child.

When considering taking up a Martial Art investigate them and make an informed decision as all are contact sports although some require more contact than others.

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Wyandotte Martial Arts celebrating 40 year anniversary
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Kirkland martial arts instructor organizes Bruce Lee tour exhibit
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PAL Martial Arts students train for tournament
Red Bluff Daily News
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Couple to open PRO Martial Arts in Wheaton to combat bullying, predators
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Use martial arts to shape the mind and body
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GoErie.com

Professor uses martial arts as teaching tool
GoErie.com
Daliang Wang, 38, left, an associate professor of Chinese at Mercyhurst University, leads students in a martial-arts class at the Erie school on Jan. 14. Freshman Samantha Fieseler, 18, is at right. GREG WOHLFORD/ERIE TIMES-NEWS. By Erica Erwin



Greensburg Daily News

Martial arts tournament to benefit Grandmaster Coblentz
Greensburg Daily News
The American Martial Arts Alliance (AMAA) is hosting a tournament called “Kickin It for Coblentz” at Greensburg Junior High School on Jan. 31, the proceeds of which will be given to the Coblentz family to help ease the pressure of medical expenses ...



ABC2 News

A day in the life of martial arts student Walker Campbell
ABC2 News
Campbell has been a martial arts student for about three years and is studying for his green belt test during one-on-one lessons with Kanjizai Dojo head instructor, Kevin Lockett. Lockett explained achieving green belt marks the transition from ...

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Guinness World Records

Video: Thousands of martial arts fans perform record-breaking Wing Chun ...
Guinness World Records
A new world record for the largest Wing Chun display has been set in Chengdu, Sichuan in China following a breathtaking display of the martial art. The attempt, which took place earlier this month, involved 10,021 participants and was achieved by the ...

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Cung Le, 42, retires from MMA
ESPN
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC veteran Cung Le announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Tuesday. Le, 42, had not fought since suffering a TKO loss to Michael Bisping at a UFC Fight Night on Aug. 23 in Macau, China. Shortly ...


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