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MASTER FOCUS Cartersville man receives major martial arts distinction

Posted: March 11, 2020

Shared from the DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cartersville resident Michael Wilson finds himself in very exclusive company — count him among just 27 Americans to ever rise to the rank of fifth degree master instructor in the Korean martial art Choi Kwang Do.

"It takes a long time and an amount of dedication that a majority of the people, especially in today's society, just can't commit to," said the owner and master instructor of Choi Kwang Do (CKD) Martial Art and Self-Defense, located at 1239 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. "I've been doing this for about 18 years, dedicated solely to that."


Youth Safety Month is here

Posted: March 01, 2020

Did you know over 800,000 kids are reported missing each year?

How about that 60% of abductions are done by a freind or family member? 

What about the fact that in America 1 out of 6 women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime? (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted)


Self Defense Basics

Posted: February 19, 2020

Self Defense Information:

Be Aware – Know your surroundings, know your escape paths and trust your gut. Pay attention to details including smells, sounds and sights when in a place you feel could be dangerous or there are people that are making you uncomfortable, no details are unimportant.

Be Prepared – Always have a plan and a back up plan! Know where you are going, how to get out, how to properly use anything you might keep for defense and who you can look to for help.


San Jose boy born with rare heart defect thriving as 3rd-degree taekwondo black belt

Posted: February 12, 2020

Here is an uplifting story about overcoming life and not giving up! We are sharing this story from a recent news article (see source info below) that has been shared around the country. 

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A South Bay high-school student with a rare medical condition is thriving and achieving things he previously thought not possible.

16-year-old Shoham Das lives in San Jose's Almaden Valley and is a sophomore at Valley Christian.


Master instructors from around the world meet in Cartersville for special training.

Posted: February 04, 2020

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Over the weekend, Cartersville saw the largest collection of master level martial art instructors to ever assemble in the city. Cartersville Martial Art was host to a special International Instructor workshop and certification. Students participating ranged from Yellow belt to 8th Degree black belt and from ages 13 to 71 years young. Many instructors present were visiting from other countries including Gabon, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Moldova and Russia. Instructors also came from all over Georgia for the special training conducted by 8th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Marshall Pereira. This special event location was picked to help celebrate Cartersville Martial Art academies 10 year anniversary in our community. Students trained, worked up a sweat, improved their movements but more importantly talked about how their training has helped in all the communities the instructors are active in. Those who were there to become instructors learned how martial arts can help others with many aspects of their lives like focus, self defense, character development, fitness and health. They also learned how the classes help students overcome things like ADD, stress and many of the afflictions people associate with aging. 

Published in the Cartersville Patch 2013


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