Fredericton Martial Arts

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Olympic Judo competition

Martial arts encompasses several forms of self-defence that originated in the Orient. The sport originated from military skills, and is based on traditions of honour and discipline. Not only do the martial arts teach you self-defence, but they are great for conditioning and stress-relief. The more common styles of martial arts in North America are Karate, Judo and Tae Kwon Do. All three are now sports in the Olympic Games.

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The common pieces of equipment are: a uniform (Gi or Dobok), a belt and a protective cup. Uniforms and belts are purchased through your chosen martial arts academy when you register for classes.

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Martial Arts Academies are numerous throughout the city (and in towns across the province), so be sure to find out what each has to offer. A few numbers to help you get started: Fredericton Judo Club - Fred Blaney, Chief Instructor, (506) 454-2080, NBABA (NB Amateur Boxing Association) at (506) 852-3516 or the Fredericton Amateur Boxing Club (506) 357-2683.

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