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CKD Martial Art & Self Defense
Mental & Physical: Get in shape, feel great, get rid of stress, increase focus and concentration, learn life saving self defense techniques and improve your cognitive memory all in a safe, family environment at Choi Kwang Do! Call today to see how you can take advantage of all these benefits and possibly become a Black Belt one day! Resist Peer Pressure and Drugs: Youth ages 12 to 18 are often the targets of many types of negative peer pressure along with the regular pains of growing into an adult both mentally and physically. Our youth program gives them not only a positive outlet for stress, anger and frustration but also provides them with great role models to follow! In a time where gangs, crime, drugs and laziness try to take hold of the youth we are battling to keep them on the right track through being part of something larger than themselves, something positive and something that will aid them all through their lives. Opportunity to achieve more: Our youth programs also offer the opportunity to become a leader in their community and help others grow as they have. The Future: We have seen over our years of experience that being able to put on a resume that you are a “Black Belt” can make you stand out from the crowd on school or job applications! When someone reads that you are a Black Belt on your application or resume they automatically know you are disciplined, dedicated, hard working, goal oriented and very able to learn and grow.
Training for Children & Teens
Parents: Discover how your child can pick up true, wholesome values from learning to block, kick, and punch. Watch as your child increases in confidence, energy, and spirit. Stand and be dazzled as your child becomes unstoppable with GREATER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, UNSHAKEABLE SELF-RESPECT AND INCREASED STRENGTH AND FITNESS IN BOTH BODY AND MIND. Yes, all of this comes from learning to block, kick, and punch. Developed and introduced by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi, a 9th Degree Black Belt. Choi Kwang Do (CKD) martial arts recently celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary at the Cobb Galleria Center. Active in self-defence and health related research since the age of 12, Grandmaster Choi oversees a network of more than 300 schools worldwide from his headquarters in Atlanta. Choi Kwang Do's training methods and concepts are unique in the fitness industry. Recent research helps explain how CKD movement directly benefits the nervous system. In fact, we could say that coordinated movement is learning. Muscular activities, particularly coordinated movements such as those found in CKD, appear to stimulate the production of neurotrophins, natural substances that stimulate the growth of nerve cells and increase the number of neural connections in the brain. Unlike traditional martial arts that employ homolateral movements which are harmful to the human body and stressful to the brain, CKD movements are cross lateral like a baby's crawl. The CKD techniques work both sides of the body evenly: hands and feet, left and right side, all this in coordination with the eyes. As a result, the corpus collosum (the "nerve" that connects the left and right side of the brain) becomes more fully developed. The coordinated movements activate both hemispheres of the brain, which heightens cognitive function and increases the ease of learning. Though modern science is helping us appreciate the role of the body and the need for movement in learning, modern life may be making it harder than ever to benefit from this discovery. Today, children tend to spend large amounts of time with televisions, computers, and video games, developing lifestyles that preempt regular exercise. When we do move in our modern society, it tends to be competitive or compulsive, increasing the risk of early injuries. In Choi Kwang Do, personal development rather than sports competition is paramount. Living in today's world is highly stressful; society is plagued by a fear of personal violence, amplified in the media. Too often, the available alternatives to stress and peer pressure are negative coping mechanisms such as drug use. Combined, these factors decrease the ability to learn, to be creative and to reach a full potential as a human being. Enrolling in a program such as Choi Kwang Do counters these harmful trends of stress and violence. Participants immediately discover that Choi Kwang Do movement profoundly improves learning, health, and creative stress management. Stress is the root cause of many of the learning problems found in people labeled hyperactive, ADD, ADHD, and emotionally handicapped. In America today, all age groups experience stress. Research at the University of Akron in Ohio has shown that martial arts may be an effective treatment to combat ADD, rather than Ritalin. Over a 10-week period, researchers studying a small group of clinically hyperactive children found that those who took martial arts lessons, for unexplained reasons, learned to control their impulsive behavior better than children of the same age who did not receive training. Choi Kwang Do teaches students to reduce the effects of stress. Strategies found only at Choi Kwang Do include learning to use more exercise, particularly integrated movement requiring balance and coordination that assists nervous system development and function. Physical movement from earliest infancy through adulthood plays a vital role in the creation of nerve cell networks that are the essence of learning. We have also seen youth students that train in Choi Kwang Do are much better able to resist peer pressure and drugs thanks in part to the great role models we provide in our schools but also because of the huge increase in confidence they will gain over their career as a Choi Kwang Do martial artist!
"The instructors at Choi Kwang Do have contributed significantly to my son's self confidence and self-discipline he displays in his daily activities."  Charles Spence, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
© CKD Martial Art, All Rights Reserved (678) 721-5166
CKD Martial Art
Mental & Physical: Get in shape, feel great, get rid of stress, increase focus and concentration, learn life saving self defense techniques and improve your cognitive memory all in a safe, family environment at Choi Kwang Do! Call today to see how you can take advantage of all these benefits and possibly become a Black Belt one day! Resist Peer Pressure and Drugs: Youth ages 12 to 18 are often the targets of many types of negative peer pressure along with the regular pains of growing into an adult both mentally and physically. Our youth program gives them not only a positive outlet for stress, anger and frustration but also provides them with great role models to follow! In a time where gangs, crime, drugs and laziness try to take hold of the youth we are battling to keep them on the right track through being part of something larger than themselves, something positive and something that will aid them all through their lives. Opportunity to achieve more: Our youth programs also offer the opportunity to become a leader in their community and help others grow as they have. The Future: We have seen over our years of experience that being able to put on a resume that you are a “Black Belt” can make you stand out from the crowd on school or job applications! When someone reads that you are a Black Belt on your application or resume they automatically know you are disciplined, dedicated, hard working, goal oriented and very able to learn and grow. Want to know more? Well we can only fit so much on your mobile device screen, visit the site with a PC or laptop for the full verstion!