FITNESS PROGRAMS/ MARTIAL ART CLASSES
We have a variety of Fitness Programs and Martial Art Classes to choose from to fit YOU or YOUR CHILD'S needs:
Tiny Tigers (Ages 3-5)
In addition to all of the benefits the Choi Kwang-Do Children's Program provides, for ages 3-5 age, we offer an age specific curriculum that is both educational and entertaining! Each class has a theme focused on developing various skills to help your child achieve success. Martial art skills are paired with life skills to further enhance young childhood development. Daily Class Fun-filled skills include:
Discipline - Fitness - Memory - Balance - Control -
Coordination - Teamwork - Focus - Performance
We focus on the well-being and education of our children inside and outside of class. Our unique Children’s Program uses interesting and enjoyable methods to keep the student’s attention and teach life long skills. Students achieve confidence, self-discipline and control as they learn how to act and react to the world around them.
Our young students are treated with respect and are taught to return the same respect to others. We believe in praise, encouragement and positive reinforcement. We have incentives for good academic reports, as well as good behavior and attitude at home.
We teach the value of setting and achieving goals.
Children's Programs (Ages 6-12)
The Children's Promise
To always do my best and never give up.
To obey my parents and teachers.
To tell the truth and honor my word.
To always be polite.
To never misuse what I learn in class.
Our Philosophy on Teaching Children
Children are the future. Our goal as a martial arts institute is to train children to defend themselves against actual physical attack and to better prepare them to cope with the pressures and problems of growing up. Our positive approach to teaching will help some children to channel aggression while encouraging others to be more assertive. As a result of this training, the martial arts student develops confidence. This means confidence in their ability to defend themselves, confidence in setting realistic goals, and confidence in the decisions they make in order to achieve the goals they have set. Children reach higher levels of academic achievement, develop good manners, and learn the value of respect.
Maintain Healthy Lifestyle for Children
Choi Kwang-Do helps reinforce a healthy lifestyle that parents desire for their children. As a parent, it is often difficult to help your child achieve a healthy life balance with all of the media (tv, movies, computers) and video games that children are bombarded with on a daily basis. Through training, children get proper exercise and learn to set and achieve goals. Instructors work together with parents to establish good training habits in children both inside class and out. Also, the balanced movements found in Choi Kwang-Do work to provide children with the physical development they need to counteract the effects of today'svast amount of electronic media by stimulating the central nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system. These positive effects if nurtured throughout their childhood development, will carry on these young students as they move on in life.
Self-Defense for Children
As parents, you naturally want your son or daughter to be able to defend themselves
against physical abuse or other harm. Likewise, you do not want your child to become a bully by using their skills in an aggressive manner towards others. In keeping with our school's basic philosophy, all students are taught to resolve conflicts with other people in a mature way, relying on diplomacy and good manners rather than physical violence. Students are also taught and constantly reminded that skills imparted to them can be very dangerous and are only to be used for self-defense, and only then as a last resort.
Examples of situations are frequently given within the class in order to help all the children better understand how to effectively deal with different situations they may encounter at school or in the neighborhood. Other areas such as abuse or harassment from adults or what to do if lost, are further dealt with in a frank, yet basic manner to which a child can relate and understand
The student learns that leadership must go hand in hand with respect and the ability to cooperate with others. This means respect not only for their senior and fellow students in the Dojang, but also respect for their parents, their teachers, their country, and themselves. The traits of confidence, respect, cooperation, and leadership are developed and reinforced through self-discipline and encouragement from both parents and Instructors. Many of our students further their leadership in the dojang by moving on to become STORM (Special Team of Role Models) - a testimony to the leadership they experienced coming up through the ranks in Choi Kwang-Do.
Improve School Grades
It is the sincere goal of Choi Kwang-Do to encourage children to excel, not only in Choi Kwang-Do but also in their school work as well. The coordinated contra-lateral movements found in Choi Kwang-Do helps to stimulate the brain, improving concentration, memory, and mental sharpness. This effect, when coupled with positive encouragement by Instructors, usually brings a definite improvement in this school grades and focus.
The Parent's Role for Success
We realize that being a parent these days is not easy. We are living in the age of instant gratification - nearly everything is available in a moments notice - from video games, movies, television programs, and Internet content. With all of these distractions, raising balanced well rounded children is a challenge. Choi Kwang-Do Instructors help children to learn the value of hard work and the self-control needed to make good choices. But this is not possible without the help of parents. It is important that we work closely together to help a child develop to his or her fullest potential. Parents are encouraged to talk with our team of instructors at any time if there are problems outside of class that we may be able to offer insight and assistance on.
Adult and Family Programs
The Adult Pledge
To set positive goals and strive to achieve them.
To apply self discipline to further my personal development.
To stand for justice and honor my word.
To promote friendly relationships among all people.
To use what I learn in class in a constructive manner.
We offer adult programs for all skill levels. We encourage the participation of women and men of all ages, because everyone can benefit from the study of Choi Kwang-Do. We emphasize the positive attributes of our students, help them to gain self esteem and achieve higher goals. Our Black Belt Martial Arts school believes in following a high standard of values to bring out the good in our students and increase the quality of life. Regular attendance will result in stress reduction and improved health.
The Choi Kwang-Do system is designed for prevention and healing of adult disease also known as modern disease or poor lifestyle disease. These degenerative diseases include diabetes, heart and circulatory problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, and obesity. The Choi
Kwang-Do system of training, coupled with a healthy diet, helps solve the root causes of these medical conditions and helps the body quickly heal itself as it adapts to a newer healthier state through proper exercise – one of the most important element for preventative health. Balanced integrated movements involving equal amounts of left and right side training helps prevent deterioration of brain cells, allows for cognitive thinking, and provides memory improvements. In addition, learning how to properly adjust frequency, duration, and intensity of exercise helps to stimulate the circulatory system, increases blood flow and cardiovascular health, develops fast twitch muscle fiber, quickens reaction times, and improves muscle toning.