About Winchester CKD

Mark Lloyd with Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi receiving trophy in UK Choi Kwang Do Showcase of Excellence
Mark Lloyd with Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi receiving trophy in UK Showcase of Excellence

Winchester CKD has been running in Weeke School since 2004, part of the Hampshire CKD martial arts schools. All instructors are DBS Checked and insured through NAKMAS

The chief instructor and school  owner is Mark Lloyd Sa Dan (4th Dan).

mark lloyd receiving choi kwang do award from Derek Bicknell

Mark has had over 35 years of experience training and teaching Martial arts, He reached 2nd dan in Tae Kwon Do and was a fully qualified referee. After many years of competition sparring, destruction and Patterns, Mark found his knee joints were screaming at him “NO MORE” due to the pain Mark stopped martial arts training and sought treatment.

Grand Master Choi with Mark Lloyd and other Instructors receiving special thank you for helping promote CKD in UK

Through alternative treatment and therapy Mark was advised to go back to training but to find something less adverse to joint wear and tear. After much research and looking Mark found the Choi Kwang Do School in Weeke, Winchester in 2004.Mark Lloyd On Stage with Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi during seminar

Even after a few classes Mark found that his knee problems were much less severe and he has been training in Choi Kwang do ever since. Mark took over as School owner in 2010.

Head Instructor is Daniel Lloyd Sam Dan (3rd Dan)

Dan doing front kick at Black Belt GradingDaniel has over 14 years experience in Choi Kwang Do, reaching his Black belt at 19.

He has a degree from Winchester university in Child health and welfare has worked as a teacher at primary schools and has a fantastic rapport with the children.

About Choi Kwang Do

Choi Kwang Do (CKD) was developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi between 1978 and 1987. Now in his 70’s, GM Choi’s physicality is testimony to his art. He has retained the agility, strength and mental vitality of someone a fraction of his age. 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.

The CKD system uses natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements maximize your body’s force-producing capabilities, to be used as a practical and effective means of last line protection against a physical assault.

However, for most people, avoidance of confrontational disputes leads to a more peaceful existence. Hence, the larger part of CKD training is there to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. Developing confidence to handle daily challenges and building a belief of positive ‘can-do’ attitudes.

CKD is not designed for competition and does not have the intensity of sports training. The system is meant for the average individual who wants to learn real-life, practical self-defence 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, CKD promotes nonviolent 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 highest level of 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 students 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.

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.

Everyone is welcome at Choi Kwang Do!

Self Defence

It’s a sad fact that there is a great need for people of all ages to learn self-defence skills in the modern world. Even if you’re not a direct victim of violence, its constant presence, and its overplay in the media, can cause you to worry which can lessen your enjoyment of life.

amongst the many parts of the CKD system, we teach our students

  • mental awareness
  • biomechanical movements which are designed to generate maximum force, and are practical and easy to learn
  • the development of reflexes: and
  • the ability to respond against threats
  • to avoid physical confrontation

Training for Health (Fitness and Weight loss)

Choi Kwang Do is a holistic health system. We have many exciting and enjoyable drills used to develop aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Aerobic fitness training develops stamina and endurance, which assists you in daily life, Anaerobic training develops speed, agility, and explosive power, which is essential in self-defense. As part of the training, we utilise High-Intensity Training (HIT) routines (Short bursts of exercise) now considered to be THE way to get fitter and healthier. The combination of both training methods assists in strengthening the heart and lungs. We also teach a complete stretching method designed to strengthen all muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.

Our patterns use natural and rhythmic, fluid, contralateral movements and we systematically  train both sides of the body evenly, in coordination with the eyes, which allows students to stimulate and develop their brain as well as their muscles
The Benefits Of Choi Kwang Do
  • Practical Self Defence
  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Balance and co-ordination
  • Focus and discipline
  • Weight loss
  • Stress relief
  • Attention span
  • Listening skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Muscle tone
  • Improved posture
  • Flexibility
  • Non-quitting spirit