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This was our first experience with any form of martial arts, and we did it as a family! LOVE everything about it! The energy and encouraging atmosphere is refreshing, and the values we try to instill in our kids (respect, discipline, courage, and teamwork) are reinforced in these classes. Couldn't be more excited to do more classes!

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Master Hwang's World Class Tae Kwon Do is a wonderful school. Master Hwang is a great instructor along with the other instructors. I have practiced Tae Kwon Do for over 20 years to include multiple schools in the US as well as in Uijeongbu, South Korea under Grand Master Chong Hak Lee, and I can say that Master Hwang provides some of the best instruction I have seen in any school.

The instructors do a great job adapting instruction to the individual and they have classes covering all ages.

I would recommend this school to anyone no matter age or experience.

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Master Hwang and Jordan are so great! My boys are always so excited to go to class and learn new things each time. Their confidence level has gone up in a short amount of time. They are learning so much respect and discipline which is so important for young boys. So far so good

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Master Hwang runs a tight, disciplined program and he and Emily require tough workouts. My daughter greatly respects him and her manners—which were already quite good—have gotten even better. Our whole family also appreciate his teaching of discipline with his ability to show a great sense of humor.

I never thought my daughter could maintain such high levels of focus, in a group, for an hour straight.

If you want your child to learn: focus,confidence, discipline, goal setting and achieving, and work ethic, this program is a good choice.

If you want your child to get exercise, improve hitting and kicking strength, and achieve a level of self-defense competence, this class is for you.

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Martial Arts in the Military

Martial Arts in the Military

When you think of the US military, you probably think of high-tech weaponry – smart bombs and things like that. What you might not know is that the martial arts play an important role in military training.

Being proficient in hand-to-hand combat can save soldiers’ lives. There are several forms of martial arts that are commonly used in military training.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, or MCMAP, was designed to train US Marines. It was created in 1956 by Gunnery Sergeant Bill Miller, who was put in charge of the Marines’ hand-to-hand combat training. It combines elements of:

  • Okinawan karate
  • Judo
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Wushu
  • Boxing
  • Jujitsu

MCMAP trains soldiers in the mental, character, and physical traits needed to defend themselves. It uses a belt system similar to the one used in civilian martial arts training. However, it also teaches basic knife, bayonet, and firearms techniques, as well as how to find and use weapons of opportunity.

How successful has this program been? In 2017, the UFC sent five of its best fighters to take on US Marines in hand-to-hand combat. The UFC fighters lost badly.

The US Army has a similar program called the US Army’s Combatives Program.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that was originally developed in the 1940s and 1950s. Its creators were men who had studied a variety of martial arts and taught them in schools called kwans. In 1952, after witnessing a martial arts demonstration, South Korean President Syngman Rhee called for the creation of a unified Korean style of martial arts.

The original name of this discipline was Tae Soo Do, which combines three words:

  • Tae – to stomp or trample
  • Soo – hand
  • Do – way or discipline

Eventually the word kwon, which means fist, replaced soo in the name, and Tae Kwon Do became the official name. As a discipline, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes speed and agility, training fighters to use head-height kicks and spinning techniques to defeat their opponents.

Jujitsu

Jujitsu has its origins in the Muromachi period in Japan, which ran from 1336 to 1573. It came from a style of fighting that prioritized using an opponents weight and momentum against them instead of striking them.

The name Jujitsu did not attach itself to the discipline until the 18th century. Loosely translated, it means “the gentle art” because of its focus on leveraging an opponent’s actions instead of actively striking out against them.

A common variation taught in the military is Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is a technique that focuses on ground fighting. The idea behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that a smaller opponent can overwhelm a larger one by taking the fight to the ground and using chokeholds and joint locks to win the fight.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a unique style of martial arts developed for the Israeli Military. It dates to 1910, when a man named Imi Lichtenfeld. He had learned various fighting techniques from his father, and eventually combined them into Krav Maga.

The focus of Krav Maga is on ending fights quickly by targeting the most vulnerable parts of the body – usually the groin is the focus. It was designed for use in real-world situations. Its practicality appealed to the Israeli Military, which adopted it and incorporated it into their training – and there’s no question that Krav Maga training is one of the things that gives the Israeli military its formidable reputation.

Conclusion

Martial arts training is used to help service members defend themselves when traditional weapons alone might not be enough. The success of MCMAP and the Israeli Army’s Krav Maga training are proof that learning the martial arts can save lives.