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Martial Arts:
any of several arts of combat and self defense (as karate and judo) that are widely practiced as sport

Martial artists are skilled and patient followers of traditional combat training. The goal of martial arts is to physically defeat an opponent, and to practice and be successful at self-defense. Two of the most popular forms of martial arts, Judo and Tae Kwon Do, summer Olympic events.

Youth martial arts are a great way for kids to learn discipline and self-defense. Some of the arts, such as kickboxing, obviously constantly pose a threat to injury; however, an art such as Karate is considered safer and develops self-confidence and self-esteem in children, particularly smaller and less developed kids.

MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on martial arts: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of martial arts gear.

But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who practices martial arts or has practiced martial arts, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a martial arts expert. If you know of someone who used to practice or teach martial arts who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!

-Brooke de Lench - MomsTeam Founder

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