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Learn Martial Arts with iOS apps

With martial arts making a comeback through the popular UFC and other mixed martial art contests. The graceful movements of martial arts are used in most action films with children replaying the actions as I did after watching the great Bruce Lee. Martial arts can be used for fitness and protection, improving posture, mental fitness, reactions and balance. With apps, you can learn these techniques and study the history behind them. Maybe after studying a few different martial arts you can mix them together and create different styles like those that Bruce Lee did with Jeet kune do. We thought it would be a good idea to show you a few different martial art apps that you might find interesting.

Marine Martial Arts by Double Dog Studios is available through the iTunes App Store for $1.99. This app is the U.S. Marine Corp training manual and includes over 500 pages of great content. This app shows you tactics, techniques, and procedures for close combat with armed and unarmed, lethal and non-lethal techniques. Teaching you the basic principles that the hand-to-hand fighter must know you will gain information on physical and mental balance, timing, positioning, distance and momentum. This app contains chapters that show you fundamentals including strikes, throws, ground fighting, chokes and holds to name a few.

Wing Chun Masters by Crooked Creative LLC is an educational martial arts application for $5.99 at the App Store. All types of users from any level will find this helpful. Grand Master Ip Chun, the son of world renowned Grand Master Ip Man will teach you the traditional movements and techniques of Wing Chun. With useful and effective techniques, this app will give you a systematic breakdown of the Siu Nim Tau form and even a great Wooden Dummy training video from a point of view that has never been seen before. Every different technique has been slowed down with commentary to teach you at your own pace.

Martial Arts – Learn How to Protect Yourself by AppWarrior is available for $0.99 at the App Store. Learn the art of self-defense with jujitsu. Jujitsu has been around for many years and is considered one of the most ancient martial arts forms of self-defense. Jujitsu has differing techniques and the self-defense method contains motions involving strikes, throws and locks. Learn the four methods of combat that are used in jujitsu along with the actions. There are five main sectors of the arts of jujitsu training and what they stand for. Improve your self-confidence and use jujitsu as a mental and physical tool.

Kung Fu 101 by Hin Wang Shiu is $2.99 and available through iTunes App Store. This app will teach you Chinese Kung Fu. Learn from one of the best coaches using systematic instructions with photos of corresponding postures. Kung Fu 101 will also offer you an introduction to ‘Tai Ji’ (Chen Style) and teaches you the foundation to practice ‘Tai Ji’ by yourself. Using this app, you will be able to understand the exercise and the profound defense technique. The idea of ‘Tai Ji’ is, in fact, a systematic thought of balance. Using this app will help you with learning Tai Ji and Kung Fu.

Martial Arts Study by MauGoH is accessible at the App Store for $0.99. An encyclopedia of martial arts is contained in this application. With explanations of the traditions of combat, this app is an informative look at martial arts and the objective of defending oneself or others from physical threat. There is information that some martial arts are linked to beliefs such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism or Shinto while others follow a particular code of honor. Get details on topics like Brazilian jiujitsu, Hapkido, Martial Arts China, Dragon Kung Fu and other useful martial arts.

iKata Karate by WHI Sport Education is $9.99 at the App Store. This app is a reference of the essential basic traditional Katas in Karate (Shotokan). Using iKata Karate, you can prepare yourself for Karate grades examination for the Shotokan style. Learn all Katas required for examinations from the white belt to the black belt. A collection of detailed animations exclusively focused on the main points. Using iKata can quickly improve the memorization effort and mental process involved for learning a Kata than any other individual method.

Taekwondo Personal Trainer by GreenShpits is available for $1.99 at the App Store. Train and practice at home with the first ever Taekwondo personal trainer. Watch Poomsae and master the correct moves with easy systematic images for each. Press the move and back arrows, or touch the iPhone screen constantly and watch the Poomsae moves change in sequence. After using this app, you will not miss a position or movement.

Martial Art apps do not have to be used for just self-defense; they can be a good form of exercise, balance, self-confidence and all round healthy well-being. Out of the many applications listed, we hope there is one you will find worthwhile looking at.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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