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ATA Marial Arts
Taekwondo, self defense, child safety and martials arts weapons instruction. Specializing in 'Karate for Kids' life skills and leadership training instruction.
613 Governor's Place, Bear, Delaware 19711

Aikido Delaware Aikikai --› Quick Tips
Traditional Japanese Aikido Dojo and Cultural Center
667A Dawson Drive, Newark, DE 19713

Aikido Wilmington
We will teach you a complete method of self-defense, but we will also teach you self-confidence, better concentration, wellness, stress relief, positive mind...
Talleyville Center, 4115 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

Ambra Karate Academy
136 Jestan Boulevard, Bear, Delaware 19720

American Karate Studios
Two weeks of free lessons - click for details
16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, Delaware 19711

American Karate Studio
Come in for a free month of lessons and free uniform!
1812 Marsh Rd, #421, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Buddha Hand Wing Chun
Southern Chinese Martial Arts
414 Eden Circle, Eden Square Shopping Center, Bear, DE 19701

China Wind, LLC --› Quick Tips
Traditional 5 Animal Hung Gar Kung Fu
280 E. Main Street, Suite 113, Newark, DE 19711

Chintokan Karate-Do
Welcome to Chintokan Karate-Do online
1708A Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Dauntless Mixed Martial Arts
True Warriors are Few!
644 Plaza Drive, Newark, DE 19713

Delaware Combat Sports
We specialize in Mixed Martial Arts training, Karate, Yoga, Pilates, Kick Boxing classes, law enforcement combat training & youth scholastic wrestling.
57 Pier Head Blvd, Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Delaware Combat University
DCU is a non-traditional reality based combative mixed martial art method that teaches practical & effective personal protection techniques, law enforcement & military style hand-to-hand combat (empty hand & weapons defense) including functional fitness & conditioning.
609 Carson Dr, Porter Road Business Center, Bear, DE 19701

Delaware Hapkido Martial Arts Academy, Inc.
Our academy goals are to provide students with opportunities to learn and demonstrate high moral character, self-discipline, self-identity, self-defense, and physical fitness.
1610 Mendenhall Mill Rd, Hockessin, Delaware 19707

Delaware Judo & Ju-Jitsu Association
Offering instruction and training in Judo since 2005. We have produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.
- 24 Nairn Lane, Bear, Delaware 19701
- 26 Karlyn Drive, Garfield Park, New Castle, DE 19720

Delaware Jiu-Jitsu --› Quick Tips
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instruction
3650 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

Delaware Martial Arts Training Center
Karate, Personal Protection, Child Safety, CDT, LRT
3650 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Delaware Ninjutsu
The first and only authentic ninjutsu school in Delaware
2632 Kirkwood Hwy, Meadowood II Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711

Flying Dragon Taekwon-Do, LTD
141 S. DuPont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977

Full Circle Martial Arts
Karate, Jujitsu, Kenpo and Combat Street Survival
6 Peddlers Row, Christiana, Delaware 19702

Global Taekwon-do Center
Taekwon-do - the Korea Art of Self Defense
50 West Commerce St, Smyrna, DE 19977

Karate Kids
Wilmington Delaware Karate
Astro Shopping Center, Newark, Delaware 19711

Karate USA
Cannery Shop Center, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

NC Martial Arts
We are a well rounded school that teaches, Wing Chun Kung Fu, TKD, Bishido, Judo and Olympic Judo, After school & Summer Karate Camp
102 Penn Mart Shopping Center, Basin Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

Korean Martial Arts Institute
Personal Protection and Self Development Centers
- 408 Lantana Dr, Hockessin, Delaware 19707
- 600 N. Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709
- 269 Elkton Rd, Newark, Delaware 19711
- 2419 W. Newport Pike, Stanton, DE 19804

Ming Tao T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio, Inc.
Traditional Yang Family T'ai Chi School, Hsing-Yi, Pa-Kua, LiuHoPaFa
P.O. Box 432, Newark, Delaware 19711

Okinawan Karate Do Kenkyu Kai
2206 Silverside Rd, #B, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Patriot Self Defense
Delaware's first Commando Krav Maga and Freestyle Fighting self-defense studio
713 Greenbank Road Wilmington, DE 19808

Seishin Warrior Center
Ninpo (Ninjutsu) and Japanese Ju-jutsu training for adults and children (age 6 and up).
27 Albe Drive, Suite E, Newark, Delaware 19702

Shaolin Martial Monk School
Traditonal Shaolin Kungfu,Tai Chi,XIng YI, Bagua, Kids Program
168 Elkton Rd, Newark, Delaware 19711

Shao Lin Tiger & Crane Kung Fu Academy --› Quick Tips
Traditional Hung Gar Gung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan
Market East Plaza, 280 E. Main St, Suite 116, Newark, DE 19711

T'ai Chi for Life
Yang style T'ai Chi to improve balance, body mechanics and reduce stress.
Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Top Notch Karate
35 Liberty Plaza, Newark, DE 19711

Triple Threat Combat Sports
Triple Threat Combat Sports (Victory Starts Here - Fighting is a Team Sport) MMA / No Gi Grappling / BJJ
4 Constance Court, Bear, Delaware 19701

YMCA of Delaware
- Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA: 101 LaGrange Ave, Newark, DE 19701
- Brandywine YMCA: 3 Mount Lebanon Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
- Central YMCA: 501 W. 11th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
- Resource Center: 100 W. 10th St, Suite 901, Wilmington, DE 19801
- Walnut Street YMCA: 1000 N. Walnut St, Wilmington, DE 19801
- Western Family YMCA: 2600 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711

Zentokukai of Delaware
Okinawa Shorinji-Ryu Toude Karate-Do
120 Salem Church Rd, Newark, Delaware

Delaware Martial Arts Specials

Kent County

Korean Martial Arts Institute
Personal Protection and Self Development Centers
650 Bay Rd, Dover, Delaware 19901

YMCA of Delaware
- Central Delaware YMCA: 1137 S. State St, Dover, DE 19901


Sussex County

Bridgeville Kenpo Karate
AKKI American Kenpo Karate, the most advanced system of American Kenpo, the Ultimate in Self Defense.
3 Elm St, Bridgeville, DE 19933

Kyoshin Dojo
The classical martial traditions of Japan
226 W. Dupont Hwy, Millsboro, Delaware

YMCA of Delaware
- Sussex Family YMCA: 105 Church St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Yoon's Martial Arts
We specialize in Korean Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do and Haidong Gumdo. Classes for all ages and experience levels!
Midway Shopping Center, Lewes, Delaware 19958


Martial Arts Advice from the Experts

Things To Consider When Choosing A Martial Arts School

So You May Want to Study Martial Arts?

What to Expect from a Martial Arts Program

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Aikido - More Art and Less Martial of the Martial Arts

Things To Consider When Choosing A Martial Arts School

A school of Asian martial art is a special place and should be respected as such. While air conditioning, beautiful lighting, and wall-to-wall carpeting are nice - they are not necessary. Is the school set up as a facility devoted to training students and practicing martial art? Also, is it a safe and clean environment?

Most schools have safeguards in place for all of their students while practicing their techniques. Yet, many schools expose the children to potential long-term damage of their joints and bones. If a school allows their children to perform wood or concrete breaking techniques, this could damage the growth plates found at the ends of the bones…causing that bone to become stunted during the rest of it’s growth period. If a school allows their children to perform joint locking, self-defense techniques, they are setting that child up for potential joint problems later in life. Because, many times the joints are not fully developed at young ages. It may not be apparent at the time of executing the techniques, but many years later, problems could develop that were caused by performing these very same breaks and joint locks. The human body does not develop and strengthen enough to withstand this type of training until around the age of 16. Though, this age of maturity could vary from individual to another.

These students can tell you much about the school and its teachings. Are these people with whom you would want to be associated? Compare the techniques and abilities of similar ranking students from different schools. Talk to the students and parents of the students, you can gain valuable information from them.

Check to see if classes are separated by age and/or belt level. Adult students may not appreciate training with younger children, some of who may be able to execute the techniques better than they can. You may find yourself as the only adult in a class full of much younger students, and the different maturity levels could prove distracting to both you and them. Also, younger students may feel uncomfortable training with teenagers or adults.

Do not be afraid to ask questions, but do not cross the line from polite information gathering to interrogation. It is rude and offensive. Make certain your future instructor is authentic, and qualified to teach the art(s) he/she represents. There are absolutely no governmental regulations regarding the martial arts industry. Anybody can open a school and represent him/herself as an instructor. While there are many good, quality martial arts instructors out there, there are also many who have been permitted to skyrocket through the ranks without acquiring anything but the most superficial knowledge of their art. Generally speaking, someone with at least 10 years of training, in the discipline they are teaching, will have a broad, firm knowledge base. Typically, a 1st, 2nd or sometimes even
a 3rd degree black belt is not experienced or knowledgeable enough to adequately teach an authentic martial art. If the school claims to teach a specific martial art, make certain !
the instructor descends from an authentic lineage. Also, once you have made the decision to begin training at a school, be respectful and train hard.

The only real test is to observe the instructor teaching a class. Does the instructor personally supervise and interact with the class and demonstrate many of the techniques? Is the instructor knowledgeable, skilled, and articulate? Is the instructor able to breakdown the information so it is easily understood? Overbearing, threatening, and grandiose behavior (verbal or physical) is how the unqualified try to deflect attention away from their inadequacies. Instructors who treat their students with little respect, yet demand it themselves, may be on an ego trip.

Most schools offer only one martial art system. Observe that system thoroughly before you become a student at that school. After months or even years of training you may decide that this particular system does not meet your needs. But, if the school offers more than one martial art discipline you will have the option to change systems without changing schools and without giving up the relationships that you have created during your
training. Also, there is a general agreement that tournament training and self-defense training, while highly related, are different. If the instructor does not differentiate the two - that may be a danger sign.

Make a list of everything you wish to gain from martial art training, and choose the school that is able to provide those things that are most important to you. Sometimes, the best martial art school is not the one that is closest to you or provides you with the most convenient services.

In many cases, after school programs are nothing more than glorified day cares with poorly supervised activities. While this is a wonderful convenience for a parent, it may not be what is best for the child. Although, this is not always the case…take the time to stop into the school, unannounced, and see how these programs are run. Then decide if this convenient service is best for your child.

Many commercialized schools have begun promoting students before their technical abilities have proven worthy of the promotion. For example, it literally takes years of daily practice to develop the technical ability that is worthy of a black belt. But, some schools will promote students to the black belt level in a matter of months instead of years. It is unfortunate that we of the McDonald’s and Internet generation are always looking for a shortcut, a quick fix. It makes many of us miss a lot of very valuable and important information. Plus, many schools have started using upwards of 10 or more belt colors before black belt. This is simply a marketing and moneymaking gimmick – there is neither tradition nor meaning behind that many colors. Traditionally, there are only a handful of colors, including the black belt, and each color usually has a specific meaning. Caution should be taken when considering these types of schools.

It has become very common for a school to require a new student to sign a long-term, legally binding contract; or to charge a registration fee. To require one or the other is a reasonable attempt by the school to protect its interests, by not having its time wasted and its resources squandered. However, to require both a contract and a registration fee might be unreasonable. Also, be very wary of cult-like schools that try to up-sell you to intensified black belt/masters programs and the like. These types of programs rarely offer anything different than the regular classes.

The most important consideration when choosing a school in which to study an Asian martial art is the instructor. Look for an experienced, clean-cut, articulate instructor with an authentic resume. Shun those who act tough, tell tales, and cover themselves in rank and titles. Whatever school you choose, totally devote yourself to that school, that art, and that
instructor. Martial art is not an area where the lukewarm reap benefits. Only by complete commitment, and years of dedication, will you ever begin to understand the art you have chosen to study. Also, trust your instincts. If something about the school doesn't’t feel right with you, then it probably isn't’t right. Look out for the fast talking salesman who tries to sweep your concerns under the rug.

About the Author: Chris Callahan is the owner of Keumgang Martial Arts in Seaford, DE. He has been training in the martial arts for over 15 years, and teaching the martial arts for over 7 years. He can be contacted at (302) 628-0305.

So You May Want to Study Martial Arts?

Here are some things to consider and actions to take as you begin to look around.

Don't be afraid to visit the martial arts school and, ask about taking a few introductory lessons. The number one question most martial arts school owners are asked is, "Do you mind if I come by to observe a class"? The answer should always be a resounding - "YES"! Take note of the students that attend the school and try to determine if you would be happy associating with the people you see there. Every martial art school is truly represented by it's student base.

Also, make an attempt to see what the student body is actually learning. Is there a controlled progression from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced, and finally to EXPERT? Try to determine whether these students learn and progress with the material without too much emphasis on their natural ability. You'll want to focus on the "average" student - avoid benchmarking against the higher and lower skilled people you see.

How does the facility look to you? Do you feel it is at least being kept clean and with the proper respect that a martial arts school should instill?

Now, have a look at the main instructor. What is his background - where does he/she learn? Does he/she continue to progress in the chosen martial art? What is your "gut reaction" upon meeting this person? Is this someone that generates immediate respect? Can you respect and learn from this person and his teaching staff?

Take a final check of the environment in the school and take not of "how you feel" when entering the school. Was everyone open and friendly? Did you feel like you were in an honest and supportive dialogue? If so - congratulations - you have found the martial arts school for you!

About the Author: John C. Jurewicz - SiFu
Internationally Certified Hung Gar Kung Fu Coach

Shao Lin Tiger & Crane Kung Fu Academy
280 E. Main Street, Market East Plaza, Suite 113
302-737-4696 -or- 302-893-1549

What to Expect from a Martial Arts Program

So, you've chosen a martial arts school and you are ready to begin classes? What will you get out of the classes, what's in it for you?

The benefits of martial arts training can be generally broken down into three categories: Mental, Spiritual, And Physical.

Mental Aspects of Martial Arts Training:
Good martial arts schools are a learning environment where you will be constantly stimulated to imitate new movements and "master the technique". It can take hours of dedicated focus and determination to achieve mastery. The passing of weeks, months, and years in this kind of scenario will sharpen you mental determination. Also, the concept of focusing your mind at a task that can take long amounts of time has a tendency to fortify your mental imagery and aptitude.

Spiritual Aspects of Martial Arts Training:
With proper instruction, you will learn things about yourself that you did not comprehend previously and this will lead you closer to your "center". One of the natural by-products of finding your center will be a kind of spiritual awakening that will enable you to see things in life from a spiritual perspective. A deeper clarity will evolve allowing you to discern the purely physical from the spiritual things you encounter.

Physical Aspects of Martial Arts Training:
Maybe one of your goals is to lose a few pounds? Or, possibly to become more flexible. How about being faster or quicker "on the draw"? A good martial arts program will also bring about very positive changes in the physical areas of your life as well. You will definitely get in shape and feel better by being an active practitioner of the martial art you have chosen!

After all, the martial arts are one of the oldest forms of exercise known to mankind. Why not put them to use in your life?

About the Author: SiFu John Jurewicz is an internationally recognized coach in the classical Chinese Martial Arts. He owns and operates a traditional Five Animal Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy in Newark Delaware. He can be reached at 302-607-5646 should you have any questions in the area of Martial Arts for you and your family.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an effective form of self defense, that employs controlling armlocks, chokes and other submission holds, rather than brute force. It was developed to allow a smaller individual to defend themselves against stand-up aggression, by taking the battle to the ground, where the size of the attacker would be of less importance, and specific techniques designed for groundfighting become highly effective. The art can be learned by young and old alike, and is great for exercise, sport and just for fun. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most effective self defense styles known.

About the Author: Jay Goldberg is a private student of Royler Gracie Black Belt Regis Lebre at Team Maxercise in Philadelphia. See or call
610-494-3527 for more information.

Aikido - More Art and Less Martial of the Martial Arts

Aikido is not a style of fighting but a way to keep you safe. Your spirit is the true shield.

Aikido has been referred to as the offspring of the martial arts in that it is meant to be the next generation of martial arts. This system of self defense evolved in the mid 20th Century by a martial arts master who had seen enough of the destruction and carnage of war in his lifetime. He sought to create a way to build peaceful relationships amongst the people of different nations. Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) said of this system of learning he helped develop "it is a way to reconcile the world, that peace may prevail on earth."

What a fascinating system of learning? The principles of non-violent conflict resolution are physically expressed in the movements and techniques of Aikido. So along with physical fitness one can become a better member of the community at the same time by learning a different means of communication.

Are you a parent that seeks to involve your child in a fun activity that inherently teaches profound lessons about life and becoming a responsible adult?

Are you a master at another martial art and your body can no longer withstand the physical punishment of sparring and competitions?

Are you a professional who needs to increase your physical activity level in a fun, pragmatic self defense course?

Are you a laborer that needs the routine stretching and movements provided by a martial art with a minimal expectation of injury?

Are you a peaceful warrior or a spiritual practitioner seeking to appreciate the physical experience of existence on a higher level and add balance to your life?

Are you a citizen of the world seeking another way to express your peace with humanity?

I attend a beautiful space in south Newark that is a traditional Japanese Dojo. If you can answer yes to any of the previous questions then I encourage you to seek out a traditional Japanese dojo that seeks to experience the values expressed by the founder of Aikido who is also known as O'Sensei (O'Sensei is Japanese for great teacher).

About the Author: M. A. Parks, member Aikido Delaware Aikikai, 15 years of experience in Aikido and grappling arts, 1st degree black belt in Aikido,,
(302) 369 -2454

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