It is our mission to deliver the finest in martial arts training, services, and products. Our philosophy is one of continual improvement and dedication to the utmost in the quality of our work. To that end, it our goal to go above and beyond to help our students achieve success in all areas of their lives. If there is anything we can do to help get your started on your Choi Kwang-Do training or to improve your experience with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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To enhance our community and its citizens through the positive personal development skills of our training.
To improve the overall health of our student's through safe, effective, and proper training methods.
To provide a safe haven of positive energy and support for our student's mental and physical growth.
To provide inspiration of personal excellence through our example as Black Belts both in and out of the Choi Kwang-Do School.
To ensure the long-term growth of the school and its staff by providing high value classes and legendary student service.
What is Choi Kwang-Do?
CHOI KWANG-DO, which means “the way of Kwang Choi”. It is designed to be a devastating self-defense system while enhancing overall health and fitness. Choi Kwang-Do provides the most effective martial arts system for today's modern society that is easy to learn - yet provides a complete health system for both body and mind. Founded by Kwang Jo Choi, 9th Degree Grandmaster, Choi Kwang-Do is the culmination of more than 50 years of martial arts experience and is recognized as one of the fastest growing martial arts. It is designed to help students achieve 3 main goals:
Most professionals agree that stress contributes to aging and health problems. Through
Choi Kwang-Do training, we teach students to reduce the effects of stress by improving nervous system development and function. Proper breathing methods- during stretching, training, and at rest - further promotes a stress free lifestyle. Through proper sustained aerobic exercise, the body releases natural chemicals that stimulate the brain and provide a feel good effect - further contributing to the reduction of stress. Choi Kwang-Do stretches help to lengthen muscles, increase circulation and blood flow, stimulate neural receptors, and relax both the mind and body. At the end of every class, students leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in the knowledge that they are exercising properly - they are exercising for optimum health!
Choi Kwang-Do utilizes practical movements and target training to develop techniques that work. Choi Kwang-Do techniques are designed to utilize the entire body - maximizing power to the target. Techniques employ scientific principles such as plyometric stretch, sequential motion, plantar flex, and full range of motion - both in the limbs and joints - to deliver this impact. Speed is further refined during class drills to improve fast twist muscle type fiber development and reaction time. All of this works to enhance inner confidence and peace of mind in the knowledge that you can protect yourself!
Because of the powerful nature of the art, students are taught that the first goal is to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. This includes understanding different levels of awareness and training intuition - paying attention to how you are feeling in a particular area or about someone nearby. This is all geared towards improving your confidence about your surroundings and recognizing when something doesn't feel right so appropriate actions can be taken.
Unfortunately, many martial arts today still practice tournament or sparring which is not
conducive to learning effective self-defense skills. On the contrary, Choi Kwang-Do
maximizes the student's ability to defend his/her self through a series of specialized
defense drills. Students learn to deal with oncoming attacks and react with explosive force. Reaction and movement skills are further refined through these street proven defense drills. Furthermore, adult students learn how to deal with close range attacks - opponents grabbing or locking them in hold - and respond with a "never give up" means to recover and counter attack. Through this entire system, the tools needed to survive a real situation are developed. Ultimately, students feel more confident that if an unavoidable situation arose, they have a means to deal with it.
Choi Kwang-Do's training methods and concepts are unique in the fitness industry. When improved health and practical self-defense is coupled with positive mental benefits, the result is strong self-control, sharp mental focus, and unshakable self-confidence! Many of our students find their improved focus and self-discipline carries over into their personal lives which helps them reach their fitness, lifestyle, and personal goals. Children find they are reaching higher levels of academic achievement while adults discover improvements in their workplace productivity and alertness. Finally, reducing stress helps everyone deal with every day life in a much more positive and effective way - contributing to an improved quality of life.
Choi Kwang-Do is taught in a non-competitive environment by instructors who genuinely care about their students. Instructors work to provide individual attention and feedback to each and every student in order to maximize their development. Students come away from each class feeling better everyday while improving their health, reducing stress, and developing a positive self-image that branches into all areas of their life!
Choi Kwang-Do is a dynamic art - one that continually evolves. As new information on health, fitness, and improved training methods are discovered and developed, it may be formally integrated into the Choi Kwang-Do training system. As students in Choi Kwang-Do, it is welcoming to know that you are not training in an system that is static or based on outdated training methods.