What's the difference between Karate and Martial Arts

What Is the Difference Between Karate and Martial Arts?

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For people of a certain age or background, the terms “karate” and “martial arts” are synonymous. We like to call this “The Karate Kid effect” since karate rose to mainstream popularity through movie stars, like Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and, of course, the somewhat less skilled Ralph Macchio. However, karate is just one of several martial arts in the United States. Today, we will look at the difference between karate and martial arts and what is available in Northern Utah. Karate Is Just One of Several Forms of Martial Arts One of the most well-known forms of martial arts is karate….

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Nate and Mike Zeleznick at MP USA

About Nate and Mike Zeleznick and Merpati Putih Martial Arts!

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There are a lot of features in Ogden that make it unique. It sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, which are world-renowned for the many opportunities they offer for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. Ogden is home to Weber State University, a world-class institution of higher education. And, the city is also the only place in the Western Hemisphere where you can learn Merpati Putih. What is Merpati Putih? Today, we are going to learn about MP USA’s owners, Nate and Mike Zeleznick, and Merpati Putih Martial Arts. MP Defined In the Java language, Merpati Putih is…

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Best Martial Arts Classes for Self Defense in Northern Utah

Fight Back: Martial Arts Self Defense Classes in Northern Utah

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There are more than 7,000 robberies, murders, assaults, rapes, and other violent crimes each year in Utah. And, those are only the crimes that are reported. One of the biggest benefits of taking martial arts classes is learning to defend yourself. Not only do you learn to fight back if you are ever attacked, but you also know how to identify high-risk situations and how to avoid them. Fortunately, MP USA offers a variety of martial arts self defense classes in Northern Utah. Below we will answer some common questions about self-defense programs. Do I Need to Have a Strong…

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Unique Martial Arts Programs in Northern Utah

Unique Martial Arts Programs in Northern Utah

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There is a handful of different forms of martial arts that seem to get all of the publicity thanks to celebrities, movies, and other media portrayals. Many of these disciplines receive the spotlight for good reason. However, there are several martial arts styles that are just now gaining mainstream acceptance in the United States. One of these is Merpati Putih. We believe these are truly unique martial arts programs in Northern Utah. Until the 1960s, no one outside of the Indonesian Royal Family knew anything about Merpati Putih. Then, as a gift to the people who were bogged down in…

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Kids Martial Arts Programs in Ogden UT

How Our Youth Martial Arts Program in Ogden UT Can Help Your Child

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Today, more than 30 percent of Americans aged 17 and under fit the criteria for being obese or overweight. In just the last few decades, the prevalence of obesity in children has more than tripled. And, the number one health concern for parents in the US is childhood obesity. We are witnessing an epidemic that is only made worse by our current culture. You must facilitate a change in your child’s life to keep them from becoming a statistic. MP USA is here to help with our youth martial arts program in Ogden UT. Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Our…

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Videos of Martial Arts in Ogden UT

Have You Checked Out Our Videos of Martial Arts in Ogden UT?

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What does Merpati Putih look like? We can write all day until our hands are sore about what MP is like, but it will never compare to us showing you. And, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then videos are worth millions. So, in today’s blog, we will introduce you to a few of our most popular videos of martial arts in Ogden UT. Our Demonstration at the MP 50th Anniversary In 1963, Merpati Putih, the martial art of the Indonesian Royal Family, was first released to the Indonesian public after centuries of secrecy. In March of 2013,…

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List of Martial Arts Classes in the Park in Ogden Utah

Join Our Martial Arts Classes in the Park in Ogden Utah!

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When the sun is shining and the weather is nice, no one wants to be cooped up in a smelly old martial arts studio. Well, of course, there are some of us die-hard practitioners that feel at home in these environs. On the other hand, MP USA loves to take advantage of the summer weather and to connect with nature by holding martial arts classes in the Park in Ogden Utah. Here is what we have planned for this summer. When Are the Classes in the Park? You may have missed two of our Classes in the Park this summer,…

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Martial Arts Classes Outdoors in Ogden Utah

Types of Martial Arts in Ogden Utah: A Look at Merpati Putih

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If you are interested in doing martial arts, there are endless types of martial arts in Ogden Utah to choose from. There are nearby studios for jiu-jitsu, aikido, judo, Muay Thai, taekwondo, karate, and more. In fact, you can learn these martial arts just about anywhere in the United States. However, there is only one place in the entire Western Hemisphere where you can learn Merpati Putih, and it is right here in your own backyard. History of Merpati Putih The inner power and martial arts system of the Indonesian Royal Family is known as Merpati Putih Pencak Silat, or…

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Martial Arts for the Blind in Northern Utah

Learning About Vibravision and Breaking Down the Classes for Sighted People

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What if you could sense a quiet attacker approaching you from behind and take countermeasures? What if you could get up and go to the bathroom at night in complete darkness without stubbing your toe or making a mess? These are two wildly different scenarios, but they provide great examples of what is possible when you take MP USA Vibravision courses. But, what is Vibravision? We will answer this question and more in today’s blog. What Is Vibravision? Vibravision is part of the martial art Merpati Putih (MP), which comes from the Indonesian royal family. For decades, the blind people…

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7 Ways to Tell if You’ve Chosen a Bad Martial Arts Studio in Ogden Utah

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There are many factors that can contribute to a toxic martial arts studio environment. The instructor might be controlling in a way that extends well beyond the classes. Or, there may be several students who make the experience miserable for others. But, how do you know if you are joining a great martial arts studio in Ogden Utah? Below, we will look at what to avoid. 1. Students Are Required to Attend Several Tournaments Tournaments are a valuable experience for students. They can teach students to confidently face panels of judges, compete in a sport free of booing, and prepare…

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