Choi Kwang Do the Art of Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi
Choi Kwang Do, Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi, Most Effective Martial Arts system in World
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What is Choi Kwang Do or CKD for short?

Choi Kwang Do (The Art of Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi) is a dynamic, innovative approach to martial arts training that is recognized as one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world. Founded by Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi, 9th Degree Black Belt, Choi Kwang Do is the culmination of Grand Master Choi's more than 40 years of martial arts experience and has resulted in the most effective martial art system for today’s modern society.

Choi Kwang Do is based on traditional martial arts philosophy that emphasises the ideal of personal and social development being paramount, rather than sports competition. Choi Kwang Do classes provide a safe and non-competitive environment for students that helps them to grow not only physically, but mentally as well. The development of good manners, courtesy, self-discipline, self-confidence, and good social adjustment can be considered primary objectives of this art, along with the development of practical self-defence skills. 
 
The techniques and concepts of this art can be considered very non-traditional. Principles of modern science, derived from psychology, kinesiology, and biomechanics, form the basis for Choi Kwang Do. Conventional martial arts methodology is more often based on mysticism, impractical traditional techniques, or sports competition. Choi Kwang Do is not designed nor optimized for athletic competition. Instead Choi Kwang Do is designed to be a devastatingly effective self-defence system that can be used in real street situations. Furthermore, Choi Kwang Do has been designed to enhance the student’s overall health, fitness and well being rather than cause  injuries and damage that many competitive activities do.
 
Choi Kwang Do was developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi between 1978 and 1987 and has proven to be the most effective Martial Arts system in the world. Choi Kwang Do’s natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements maximize your body’s force-producing capabilities, but more importantly, they increase opportunities to enhance your health. It’s a unique program based on modern scientific principles from human anatomy, physiology (the branch of biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms), psychology (the science of mental life), kinesiology (the branch of physiology that studies mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement), neurophysiology (the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system) and biomechanics (human movement science).
 
Choi Kwang Do is not designed for competition and does not follow the intensity of sports training. The system is meant for all individuals who want to learn real-life, practical self-defense skills and achieve a greater level of health and well-being, not people solely interested in winning trophies. Because it’s a non-contact, non-fighting, non-competitive art that stresses mental, physical, emotional and social development, Choi Kwang Do promotes non-violent resolutions to conflict, practical solutions to cardiovascular improvement, and enjoyable methods of exercise. In addition, with competition removed, students can continually develop – not against each other, but with each other. With a progressive system from White belt to the highest level of 9th Degree Black belt, Choi Kwang Do always offers you something new and challenging to learn, experience and enjoy.
 
Our training is based on individual needs, capabilities, skill levels and age. Our student’s range in years from 3 to 90, and some of our instructors are over 70. Since our primary goals are to prevent or reduce illness and disease and to promote optimum health and longevity by minimizing degeneration of body and mind, we also welcome those with limitations, such as individuals who use wheelchairs, who are amputees, who are blind, and who have maladies such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis. Everyone is welcome at Choi Kwang Do.
Choi Kwang Do is founded in non-violent self-defence, health, character development and humility.
 
Finally, Choi Kwang Do is a dynamic art 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 a system that is static or based on outdated training methods.

 
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