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Academy of Choi Kwang Do

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2010, Academy Of Choi Kwang Do has provided its members with a roadmap to success based on self-defence, confidence, and goal-setting skills.

07 47210596

60 Charters Towers Rd, Townsville City, Queensland QLD 4810

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Academy Of Choi Kwang Do Owner

Hi, I’m Master John VonHoff.


I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2010, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Townsville City by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Academy Of Choi Kwang Do are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defence strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 280 Square-Metre Main Training Area With 4 Metre Ceilings
• High-Density Foam Rubber Jigsaw Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Tea and Coffee Facilities
• Men's & Women's Showers & Changing Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars. Training space is available for hire during non-class times. Please phone for details.

What Makes Academy Of Choi Kwang Do Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defence moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Academy Of Choi Kwang Do:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Choi Kwang Do is the style of martial arts practiced by Academy Of Choi Kwang Do students. Choi Kwang Do is considered to be the most effective martial arts system in the world. It uses natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements that will enhance your health as you learn self-defence. It uses sequential movement to transfer natural energy from one body segment and allows muscle groups to work intricately together to produce the most effective and powerful movements.

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

  • Master John VonHoff

    Master John VonHoff

    Chief Instructor, Examiner,
    Int'l Faculty Member & School Owner

  • Donna Worthington

    Deputy Master
    Donna Worthington

    Chief Instructor & Examiner

    4th Dan

  • Miss Toni Maree Spencer

    Head Instructor - Sa Dan

    4th degree Black Belt