Oaklands School – Personal Development sessions

We have used Hampshire CKD for our Personal Development sessions on our first day back at school with Year 8 students for the past two years.

We have been delighted with the support and service from Derek, Karen and the team. Derek and Karen met with me to discuss and tailor the skills for the sessions and produced a bespoke programme which suited the needs of our students. We had some students with additional learning needs and they were well catered for and included in the activities. We opted for a basic skills and active stress-busting session to give the students a taste of self-defence. Throughout the planning and on the day itself there was a clear emphasis on professionalism, health and safety and building relationships.

The team of instructors who accompanied Derek and Karen were fantastic. They were highly professional, approachable and had a wealth of expertise. I had complete confidence in all of them.

Our students LOVED the sessions – they were active, engaging and full of positivity. The students came away with a feeling of success, self-discipline and confidence. Each movement was well explained and demonstrated and then the students had a chance to try it for themselves. They really felt like they had achieved something tangible and valuable. They said it was one of the best ever sessions that they had had.

Hampshire Choi Kwang Do goes beyond self-defence; it builds confidence, skills and shows young people how self-control and respect for others is a vital part of their personal development and can have a huge influence in their relationships and their studies.

I would highly recommend Hampshire Choi Kwang Do to any school, club or parent who wants their young people to experience a martial art which provides exercise, self-defence, respect for self and others and dedicated instruction.

Mrs Dervla McConn-Finch
Assistant Headteacher