Victoria 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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Equipment

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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Where

Martial Arts Academies are numerous throughout the city, so be sure to find out what each has to offer. A few numbers to help you get started: Taoist Tai Chi Society (383-4103), the Karate BC Association (604) 737-3051, and Victoria Judo Club (384-7612)

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