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Mental Conditioning for Self-Defense

Posted: February 17, 2020

One of the least treated, and probably among the most fundamental, aspects of self-defense training is mental preparation for the high stress involved in undergoing an aggressive situation. At the Academy of CKD, we believe that, for the best chance of staying safe in an act of aggression, our students should train not only to prepare physically for self-defense, but mentally and emotionally as well. To do so, it is very important to understand that self-defense situations that threaten our safety are very stressful and this causes our body to have instantaneous and instinctive responses. An awareness of how the body reacts may save your life!

Here are 5 Conditions of awareness possible in threatening situations:


Ways To Help Your Child Succeed In School

Posted: February 13, 2020

With kids returning to school this week, now is a great time to establish good habits to make your life easier as a parent, and to set them up for success at school.

Firstly, as a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When parents take an interest in their child's schooling, kids do better and have better feelings about going to school. Support from parents is key to helping kids do well academically.


5 Goal Setting Mistakes That You're Probably Making

Posted: February 02, 2020

We are one week into the new year, and that means resolutions. Lots of them. How are yours going so far? Are you making any of these 5 sure-to-fail mistakes?

Setting goals gives us a clear direction forward to achieving them. But there are a few common mistakes that can quickly derail your progress! For example, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed and been forgotten by February 15, so be sure to keep these in mind and you’ll be far more likely to reach your goals! 

If you think you are making any of the following mistakes, there is still plenty of time to get back on track and hit your january goals! 


The Person Behind Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts

Posted: January 06, 2020

Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi developed CKD Martial arts between 1978 and 1987, and it has proved to be an extremely effective martial arts system that allows students to train in safety.

Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi was born on March 2, 1942, in Daegu City, Korea, which was under Japanese control at the time. He started training in martial arts at the age of 12 because his father was concerned that Kwang Jo was small and physically weak, and he wanted his son to be able to protect himself in the war-torn streets. The first official martial arts that he trained in was Kwon Bup, a form of Korean karate.


ACKD’s First Belt Promotion for 2019

Posted: November 22, 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.


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