The Differences between Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Karate and Better Families

Often time’s people misinterpret the differences between martial arts styles. Generally all martial arts styles are simply called karate especially by those who are not martial artists. Karate is actually a Japanese martial arts style that is based on power and strong basics.  Better Families’ martial arts style is Tae Kwon Do, a style based from Korea. The Miami Tae Kwon Do School specializes in kicks along with strong basics. The popular Kung Fu style from China is more based on flow and more oriented with hands than feet. There are exceptions but for the most part Chinese martial arts specialize in hands, Korean styles specialize feet, and Japanese martial arts thrive with weapons.

Karate has been the general term for martial arts for years due to martial arts movies in the 1960s and 1970s. Both Tae Known Do and Karate have very strong and solid fundamentals. Kung Fu has fundamentals as well but the style itself is more fluid in terms of movement. Many martial arts schools including Better Families utilize the popularity of the term karate  to draw in the general public. The Miami Tae Kwon Do School has gone as far as having a “KARATE” sign on the top of the building in order to bring attention. The window of the school clearly explains that the martial arts are Tae Kwon Do. Today more attention is brought to the particular styles due to the rise of mixed martial arts and how it uses a variety of martial arts.

The three styles: Tae Known Do, Karate, and Kung Fu come from different nations across Asia. Even though all three are martial arts styles in Asia, the principles of each are drastically different. Most people more commonly know the word karate as a term for martial arts than an actual style. Better Families is a Miami Tae Kwon Do that has more differences than similarities with Karate and Kung Fu.

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