Thursday, 1 November 2018

Maintaining Your Martial Arts Motivation - Part 2

We have a number of students preparing for the Regional Black Belt Grading coming up on 25th November. There's nothing like an immovable deadline to inspire your motivation levels!

Yet, to get to this stage of putting together final preparations for black belt doesn't happen overnight. It will have been the result of years of regular class attendance, training and commitment. All black belts were once white belts and over this duration of time it's natural that motivation levels will fluctuate.

Regardless which belt you currently are, here are some tips for staying motivated along your martial arts journey:

If You're Active, You More Likely To Feel More Focused & Energised

The simple act of being active can boost our focus and energy levels. If you're a prospective student, getting started is the hardest part, but each class you attend should hopefully make attending classes easier as time goes on.

Instinctively, we like to progress. So as you start to experience the physical and mental benefits, you will be inspired to continue training and challenging yourself.

Martial Arts Can Help You Set Goals towards them and ideally exceed them. We all know that if a goal seems a long way off or seems like too much effort, some of us simply don't bother. Understand that once you've started, martial arts classes (particularly ones like Choi Kwang-Do which follow an organised belt rank system) provide many minor goals along the way such as learning objectives assigned to certain ranks and gradings.

Belt promotions can also be hugely rewarding!

Martial Arts Training Offers Support From Fellow Students

It is much easier to stay motivated when you have other people around you persuading and encouraging you along the way. Consider the co-operative, non-competitive nature of a Choi Kwang-Do class; you will find that other junior and senior students and instructors alike will always be keen to support you.

Friends, family and loved ones who are aware of your pursuits and goals can also play a big part here.

Read Maintaining Your Martial Arts Motivation (Part 1)

Jason Wright is a 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor in the martial art Choi Kwang-Do. For further information on Choi Kwang-Do classes in Ealing, West London visit

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Leadership & Black Belt Training/Tag Grading - 07/09/18

Choi Kwang-Do classes at Ealing resumed this week following a short summer break, and the same goes for our monthly Leadership & Black Belt Training sessions - Friday 7th September. This will take place from 7.00 - 9.00pm for all Junior Leaders, Assistant Instructors and Head Instructors and will include the black belt tag grading for those who are due.

(For any Junior Leaders or younger students who may need to leave early, this will be fine).

Sunday 25th November is date for the Regional Black Belt Dan Grading which a number of students are currently preparing for. If you're one of them you should be attending these monthly classes are part of your preparation, and there are only 3 left!

Please see below the dates below:

Friday 7th September – Black Belt Tag Grading
Friday 5th October
Friday 2nd November
Friday 7th December – Black Belt Tag Grading

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Ealing CKD Summer Schedule 2018

Classes are on but we wanted to advise of an amendment to our schedule: as usual at this time of the year, the children's classes are merged to 7.00pm only, so there will not be a 6.00pm class. This will commence from Wednesday 1st August and effective on the following dates:

7.00pm – 7.50pm Children’s Class (no 6.00pm class)
8.00pm – 9.15pm Teens & Adults

Wednesday 1st August
Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th August
Monday 13th & Wednesday 15th August

We then break for summer resuming on Monday 3rd September at the regular times of 6.00pm, 7.00pm and 8.00pm.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Coloured Belt Grading - July 2018

On Wednesday 18th July we'll be holding our last Coloured Belt Grading for the summer. We still have another preparation class on Monday 16th so make sure you're there to ask any last minute questions and complete final practise before the event.

Remember to bring a water bottle and safety equipment to every class.

Click here to pay grading fees online

View the list of remaining dates for 2018 here

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Leadership & Black Belt Training/Tag Grading - 15/06/18

Our June Black Belt Training on Friday 15th session will include our quarterly tag grading for those who are due:

7.00 - 8.00pm Junior Leaders
8.00 - 9.00pm Adult black belts/AIs & HIs

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

Remember, even if not grading this is an excellent opportunity to review your current syllabus and support your fellow seniors in their training. You will need them one day too!