Monday, 30 December 2013

Black Belt Gradings 2014

















Please see below dates for Black Belt Choi Kwang-Do Gradings during 2014, all to be held at Wembley CKD.

Sunday 16th March
Sunday 8th June
Sunday 14th September
Sunday 7th December

NB. These dates are for Degree Gradings only, eg. 1st Degree, 2nd Degree etc. Black Belt Tag Gradings are held during the monthly Leadership & Black Belt Training.

Coloured Belt Gradings 2014

















Please see below dates for Coloured Belt Gradings during 2014, all to be held in class at Ealing CKD:

Wednesday 26th February
Wednesday 30th April
Wednesday 25th June
Wednesday 20th August
Wednesday 22nd October
Wednesday 10th December

Leadership & Black Belt Training 2014


Please see below dates for Leadership & Black Belt Training during 2014, all to be held at Ellen Wilkinson School unless advised otherwise:

Friday 10th January
Friday 7th February
Friday 7th March – Tag Grading
Friday 4th April
Friday 2nd May
Friday 6th June – Tag Grading
Friday 4th July
Friday 1st August
Friday 12th September – Tag Grading
Friday 3rd October
Friday 7th November
Friday 5th December – Tag Grading

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation).

Friday, 20 December 2013

Excellence - November/December 2013

 
Our final newsletter for 2013. As usual, it contains scheduled dates for Coloured Belt and Black Belt Gradings plus Leadership & Black Belt Training during 2014.

Download Excellence (November/December2013)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 29/11/2013























Our last monthly session for instructors and seniors will be held this Friday 29th November. NB. The change of location from the usual venue for these sessions:

Ellen Wilkinson School (Main Hall)
Queens Drive
North Ealing
London W3 0HW

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Black Belt Grading - December 2013


















The final Black Belt Grading for 2013 will be held this Sunday 1st December at:

Wembley CKD
Barham Primary School
Danethorpe Road
Wembley
Middx. HA0 4RQ

Click here for a map of Wembley CKD

NB. The split of times for Il Dan Yellow candidates from different CKD schools.

10.00am Dan Test: Brown Senior, 1st Degree Brown & 2nd Degree Brown
12.00pm Tag Test 1: 1st Degree Plain & Yellow (Ealing, Harrow & West End CKD students only)
12.50pm Tag Test 2: 1st Degree Yellow (all other CKD schools), 1st Degree Gold, Orange, Green & Blue
1.40pm Tag Test 3: 1st Degree Blue, Purple & Red. 2nd Degree Plain, Gold, Green, Blue & Red. 3rd Degree Plain, Gold & Blue
2.30pm Scheduled Finish

Click here to pay Grading Fees online


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Putting In 100%

 
If you’re a fan of the TV series The Apprentice you’ll be very familiar with a certain, popular phrase. No, not "you're fired!". The other one:

“I need everyone to put in 150% on this task”.

(Normally said by the project manager to inspire their team members before a task. This is ensure victory and avoid one of the team being later told by Alan Sugar, "you're fired!").

While I understand the sentiment, essentially "I want everyone to work really hard", the phrase always makes me smile; surely, if you put in 100% effort, commitment or concentration to a given task, you’ve already put in all you have. 100% is everything, or so I always thought. So where are you going find an additional 50% of yourself?

To put in 100% simply isn’t enough anymore. In fact, nowadays it seems that if you were to say that you were “putting in 150%”, your level of commitment may well be questioned. Why are you not putting in 200%?

Which is why I’m often intrigued when I notice students in class giving what appears to be far less than 100%.

Time is priceless.

We all know that if we were not at class, there are at least 10 other things that we could be doing, eg.

Homework or assignments
Watching TV
Still at work
Working at home
Playing games or other sports and hobbies
Chatting on the phone
Spending time with family/friends/partners/children etc.
Cooking dinner
Clearing up the house

The list is endless and you get the idea: if you’ve made the decision to come to class, then why not try and make it worthwhile and put in the effort?

Yes...you’ll have to force yourself, but that’s the basis for developing self discipline: to force yourself to do things whether you want to or not.

Yes...we all have those days in class when our minds are distracted by a variety of things (see list above for starters), but sometimes the class creates a positive distraction to help take your mind away from the items in the list for an hour. Adult students often say that the class gives them a chance to ‘focus on themselves’, which I completely understand.

Similarly, yes...you can only get out what you put in. If you’re putting in 100% only then can you begin to really gain and appreciate the host of benefits that Choi Kwang-Do martial art training provides. You might even perspire - your own evidence of hard work!

For the record, I’m happy if you’re striving to give ‘just’ 100% effort, commitment or concentration in each and every class, as the majority of you do. Moveover, your efforts help to motivate others to do the same by making high levels of effort the class norm. If you haven't already, make the decision now to become a member of the '100 club' - martial arts students who strive to give 100% each and every class. Or maybe the '150 club' if you're applying for next series of The Apprentice...

__________
Jason Wright is a 5th 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 www.TheMartialArtForLife.com

Monday, 4 November 2013

Coloured Belt Grading - November 2013
















Our rescheduled October grading will be held on Wednesday 6th November at Ellen Wilkinson School during your regular class time.

Please refer to the grading list sent by email to confirm your eligibility. You should aim to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to warm up and be ready to start at your usual class time.

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

The last Coloured Belt Grading for 2013 is scheduled for Wednesday 4th December.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 01/11/2013























Our November class will be this Friday 1st November at Crowne Plaza London Ealing:

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Class Update 28/10/2013 & 30/10/2013

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The half term means a temporary relocation of our Choi Kwang-Do classes which has also meant a change of date for our Coloured Belt Grading. Please see full details below:
 
Monday 28th October
Crowne Plaza London Ealing (Knightsbridge Suite, lower ground)
Hanger Lane Gyratory System
Western Avenue
Ealing
London W5 1HG
 
Regular class times:
5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teens & Adults
 
Free parking is available at front or rear of the hotel. Please ensure you get a permit from the hotel reception.
 
Wednesday 30th October
No classes
 
Students who train on Wednesdays only are welcome to attend the class on Monday 28th or both classes the following week, if possible.
 
Monday 4th November - Ellen Wilkinson School
5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teens & Adults
 
Wednesday 6th November
Coloured Belt Grading

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Black Belt Grading - September 2013


















10.00 Dan Test: Brown Senior, 1st Degree Brown & 2nd Degree Brown
12.00 Tag Test 1: 1st Degree Plain & Yellow
12.50 Tag Test 2: 1st Degree Gold, Orange, Green & Blue
1.40 Tag Test 3: 1st Degree Blue, Purple & Red. 2nd Degree Plain, Gold, Green, Blue & Red. 3rd Degree Plain, Gold & Blue
2.30 Scheduled Finish

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

Click here for Black Belt Grading dates in 2013 

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 06/09/2013























This Friday 6th we hold our September Leadership & Black Belt Training session. The Black Belt Training section will essentially be a review of belt level material ready for the Black Belt grading on Sunday 8th.

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Monday, 19 August 2013

Coloured Belt Grading - August 2013
















The August Coloured Belt grading will be on Wednesday 21st August at Crowne Plaza London Ealing. Please refer to the grading list sent by email to confirm those who will be grading. 

6.30pm Children
7.30pm Adults

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

NB. This is also our last class before we break for the summer, returning to Ellen Wilkinson School on Monday 9th September.

Click here for Coloured Belt grading dates for the remainder of 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 09/08/2013























The month's class takes place on Friday 9th August in the usual location, Crowne Plaza London Ealing hotel.

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Please see the scheduled dates for these classes for the remainder of 2013.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Excellence - July/August 2013


The July/August 2013 issue of Excellence is below and contains the usual reminder of recent updates, helpful information and class procedures.


Download Excellence (July/August2013)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Ealing CKD Summer Schedule 2013


















Summer is here which also means a temporary relocation of our martial arts classes. From Monday 29th July – Wednesday 21st August we will be training at:

Crowne Plaza London Ealing
Hanger Lane
Western Avenue
Ealing
London W5 1HG
Click here for a map of Crowne Plaza London Ealing 

Last class at Ellen Wilkinson School: Wednesday 24th July

Classes will be held in the Knightsbridge Suite which is on the lower ground floor at the usual class times:

5.30pm – 6.30pm Children’s Class 1*
6.30pm – 7.30pm Children’s Class 2*
7.30pm – 8.30pm Teens & Adults

* These classes may be merged to 6.30pm depending on attendance levels. To be confirmed.

The dates for these classes will be:

Monday 29th July & Wednesday 31st July
Monday 5th August & Wednesday 7th August
Monday 12th August & Wednesday 14th August
Monday 19th August & Wednesday 21st August

The August Coloured Belt Grading will take place on Wednesday 21st August. Classes then close for the summer holidays and return to Ellen Wilkinson School on: Monday 9th September.

The usual parking conditions apply: ensure you are parked in a hotel bay and display your permit first before attending the class.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 12/07/2013


July's class is today at Crowne Plaza London Ealing (please forgive the late post). This is our monthly session for Instructors and senior students developing leadership skills and working to maintain the Black Belt standard.

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

25th Anniversary Seminar: A Visual Review



Can you believe that a month has passed since the seminar?

If you attended any of the anniversary events (black belt gradings, instructor training, showcase of excellence, seminar, banquet...not to mention the numerous ad-hoc social events inbetween) I sincerely hope you had an enjoyable time.

I hope you'll share your experiences with other students to help them understand how important it is that they attend future events. I also hope that you gained a deeper understanding and appreciation – not just of Choi Kwang-Do, but also of the fact you are part of a much bigger family than our students at Ealing CKD alone.

If you missed the event I've posted 3 of my favourite 'review' videos for you to enjoy; visual accounts of the week long celebration of 25 years of Choi Kwang-Do in the UK. Don't forget that there are many more available on YouTube.




Friday, 7 June 2013

Black Belt Grading - June 2013


















June's Black Belt Grading will be held this Sunday 9th at Wembley CKD. The scheduled grading times are as follows:

10.00 Dan Test: Brown Senior, 1st Degree Brown & 2nd Degree Brown
12.00 Tag Test 1: 1st Degree Plain & Yellow
12.50 Tag Test 2: 1st Degree Gold, Orange, Green & Blue
1.40 Tag Test 3: 1st Degree Blue, Purple & Red. 2nd Degree Plain, Gold, Green, Blue & Red. 3rd Degree Plain, Gold & Blue
2.30 Scheduled Finish

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

Click here for Black Belt Grading dates in 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 10/05/2013























Our May Leadership & Black Belt Training session will be on Friday 10th May. Usual times and location for Leadership Team members (Junior Leaders, Assistant and Head Instructors).

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Class Update 06/05/2013 & 27/05/2013


















A reminder that there will no classes on the bank holiday Monday 6th May. Classes continue as normal on Wednesday 8th.The same applies for the second bank holiday later this month - no class on Monday 27th May.

For those that train only on Monday's please remember that you can attend both classes the following week, if possible.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Excellence - March/April 2013


















This issue contains the confirm 25th anniversary schedule and a reminder of a helpful resource for students and parents.

Download Excellence (March/April 2013)

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 05/04/2013




















 


This month's session will take place in the Knightsbridge Suite at Crowne Plaza London Ealing:

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Please note, the session in May originally scheduled for the 3rd is likely to be moved to May 10th. This will be confirmed once the location is booked.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Ealing CKD Easter Schedule 2013


















Choi Kwang-Do classes at Ealing continue over the Easter break at Crowne Plaza hotel on the following dates:

Crowne Plaza London Ealing (Knightsbridge Suite, lower ground)
Western Avenue
Hanger Lane Gyratory System
Ealing
London W5 1HG

Click here for a map of Crowne Plaza London Ealing

Free parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis but please ensure you get a parking permit from the hotel reception. You also need to be in a designated hotel parking space. Check with hotel reception if unsure.

Monday 1st April
Bank Holiday - no classes. If you normally only train on a Monday you are welcome to make up the class on Wednesday 3rd or any other feasible date.

Wednesday 3rd April
5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teens & Adults

Monday 8th April
5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teens & Adults

Wednesday 10th April
5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teens & Adults

Classes return to Ellen Wilkinson School on Monday 15th April at the usual times of 5.30, 6.30 and 7.30pm.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Black Belt Grading - March 2013


















The first Black Belt Grading for 2013 will be on Sunday 17th March at Wembley CKD. Please refer to the scheduled grading times below:

10.00 Dan Test: Brown Senior, 1st Degree Brown & 2nd Degree Brown
12.00 Tag Test 1: 1st Degree Plain & Yellow
12.50 Tag Test 2: 1st Degree Gold, Orange & Green
1.40 Tag Test 3: 1st Degree Blue, Purple & Red. 2nd Degree Plain, Gold, Green, Blue & Red. 3rd Degree Plain, Gold & Blue
2.30 Scheduled Finish

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

Click here for Black Belt Grading dates in 2013

Coloured Belt Grading - March 2013

















Our rescheduled February Coloured Belt Grading takes place on Wednesday 13th March - that's next week! Assessments are currently being made in class to confirm the readiness of students so look out for the confirmed grading list which will be sent by email.

Click here to pay Grading Fees online

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 08/03/2013




















 


March's session will be held on Friday 8th March at Crowne Plaza London Ealing:

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

The class will take place in the Westminster Suite, across the corridor to where the classes usually takes place.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Class Update: Ealing CKD 18/02/2013 & 20/02/2013


















The half term school holiday means a brief relocation of our Choi Kwang-Do martial arts classes to the Crowne Plaza hotel. This will be for all classes on Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th February.

Crowne Plaza London Ealing (Knightsbridge Suite, lower ground floor)
Hanger Lane Gyratory
Western Avenue
Gyratory System
Ealing
London W5 1HG

Click here for a map of Crowne Plaza London Ealing

5.30 Children's Class 1
6.30 Children's Class 2
7.30 Teen & Adults

If driving to the hotel, please ensure you obtain a permit from hotel reception. You'll need to display this in your car before attending the class.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Choi Kwang-Do 25th Anniversary Seminar 2013

















The Seminar and Showcase of Excellence celebrating 25 years of Choi Kwang-Do in the UK is fast approaching! This is your chance to learn directly from the founder of the martial art that we study and practise at Ealing Choi Kwang-Do. Given that Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi only visits the UK approximately every 5 years, this is a valuable opportunity.

In the meantime, here are some video clips from the Seminar and Showcase of Excellence at the worldwide 25th anniversary celebrations in Atlanta in 2012.





Visit this page to register and pay for the seminar, dinner banquet, showcase and instructor training

You can also join the UK Seminar Facebook Group, follow on Twitter or watch on YouTube

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 08/02/2013























Leadership & Black Belt Training returns on Friday 8th February at Crowne Plaza London Ealing. Please note the adjustment to the class finishing time.

6.30 - 7.00pm Leadership Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)
7.00 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (All Black Belts. Advanced level students upon invitation)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Black Belt Grading Dates 2013


















Please see below dates for Black Belt Choi Kwang-Do Gradings during 2013, all to be held at:

Wembley CKD
Barham Primary School
Danethorpe Road
Wembley
Middx.
HA0 4RQ

Click here for a map of Wembley CKD

Sunday 17th March
Sunday 9th June
Sunday 8th September
Sunday 1st December

Coloured Belt Grading Dates 2013


















Please see below dates for Coloured Belt Choi Kwang-Do Gradings during 2013, all to be held in class at Ealing CKD:

Wednesday 27th February  Wednesday 13th March
Wednesday 24th April
Wednesday 26th June
Wednesday 21st August
Wednesday 23rd October Wednesday 6th November
Wednesday 4th December

Leadership & Black Belt Training Dates 2013


















Please see below dates for Leadership & Black Belt Training during 2013, all to be held at Crowne Plaza London Ealing, 6.30pm - 8.30pm:


Friday 11th January
Friday 1st February
Friday 8th March
Friday 5th April
Friday 3rd May Friday 10th May
Friday 7th June
Friday 5th July Friday 12th July
Friday 2nd August Friday 9th August
Friday 13th September Friday 6th September
Friday 4th October
Friday 1st November
Friday 29th November

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 11/01/2013























Our first class for 2013!

January's Leadership & Black Belt Training session will be on Friday 11th January at Crowne Plaza London Ealing. There's a slight adjustment to the class structure and finishing time as there will be no Leadership Training workshop this month.

6.30 - 8.30pm Black Belt Training (Junior Leadership Team, AIs, HIs & CIs and Black Belts)