Even though we survived being flooded, we did have a very bad mould problem. The carpet looked like it had a new life form inhabiting it, and some of the training equipment had mould growths around 2 cm tall!!!
Our students safety is important to us, so we will be operating only with the clean training gear that we salvaged for last weeks classes at the OES Hall. The other mould affected gear is waiting for the insurance company to approve replacement. Our carpet received a thorough steam clean and is now squeaky clean.
I would like to thank Cecilia Vence from I&I Services for their prompt action with helping clean the dojang, and also Trent and Janie Nolan from Nolan Insurance Brokers for their swift action. With their continued assistance, we are getting the school back up and running very quickly as well as our own personal house and contents insurance claims organised in super quick time. They have bent over backwards to help us and I would not hesitate in recommending these guys.
The Academy of Choi Kwang Do goes GREEN!
Posted: January 23, 2019
The Academy of CKD is now Green - environmentally green that is :-)!!
We still have our distinct Safety Orange brand colours, but we are now doing our bit to be environmentally responsible. We have set up a collection point for the Containers for Change recycling program. which will be cleared weekly by the team at Envirobank.
All you have to do is bring any of the accepted containers along to the Academy and drop them into the blue wheelie bins. Envirobank will then deposit the funds raised into our Social Club Bank Account.
ACKD’s First Belt Promotion for 2019
Posted: January 20, 2019
Academy of Choi Kwang Do conducted the very first belt promotion for 2019 this morning of the 20th. Everyone did a great job on the mat and tested with excellent results.
The Tiny Tigers put on an awesome performance and impressed the ACKD instructors with their focus and self control. A big thank you to Alice and John Leutchford. Alice put together a batch of pikelets with jam and cream as well as a large fruit platter to thank the instructors and helpers for volunteering their time on a Sunday morning. Yummm!!!
For those students still on holidays, this coming week marks the start of another curriculum teaching cycle. It is important for you to start classes as soon as possible so that you can do the next belt promotion which will happen on Sunday February 24, 2019 at the Academy of Choi Kwang Do.
ACKD joins Sports Sign-on Day!
Posted: January 20, 2019
Fairfield Central conducted Sports Sign-on Day last January 19, 2019 at Fairfield Central Shopping Centre. The Academy of Choi Kwang Do was one of the active participants. Other clubs such as Tennis Townsville, Wulguru United Football Club, Wildcatz Indoor Sports (Official), Choi Kwang Do martial art centre, Townsville City Netball Association Inc., Burdekin Celtic Dancers, Townsville Kart Club, Giants Basketball Club - Townsville and Ross River Senior FC were also there.
We had a great time talking with parents about the benefits that CKD martial art training can bring to their kids, while the kids had heaps of fun learning and practicing some self defence moves on our martial arts training equipment.
Due to the popular response we had at our stall, we will be extending the signup day offer of free trial classes to the end of January.
Academy Choi Kwang Do welcomes year 2019!
Posted: January 15, 2019
Happy New Year 2019!
I hope that you have had a safe and happy Christmas & New Year break, and are now re-energized and ready to kick off for 2019.
2018 was indeed a great year for our academy and students. The past 12 months have been absolutely phenomenal with students pushing hard in their training and classes. Exam results were inspiring, students have grown to be more self-confident and disciplined and fitness goals have been achieved. I am sure that everyone feels that they are in better shape, stronger, faster, and more flexible than last year.