Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 02/02/18

The February class will be held on Friday 2nd:

7.00 - 8.00pm Junior Leaders
8.00 - 9.00pm Assistant & Head Instructor (followed by a short instructors briefing)

Having issued syllabus guides and covered patterns and speed drills last month, we'll be reviewing belt level techniques this month.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Combat The Real Dangers In Life With Martial Arts

If you’ve been thinking about taking up Choi Kwang-Do (or one of the many different martial arts that exist) you may be initially drawn to developing self-defence skills. After all, personal safety is important. Ironically, most martial artists have no desire to use their combat skills in real life. It can be reassuring to know that if the need arises you have some sort of strategy to fall back on, but how often will that occur for the average person?

As Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi (the founder of Choi Kwang-Do) says, “You may go through your entire life without ever having to use your self-defence skills, but good health is important to everyone, all the time”.

The thing is, there are other dangers that we face in life and it is important that we give ourselves the best chance of warding off these dangers. Consider these conditions and illnesses:

  • Stress
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Asthma
  • Bone and joint conditions
  • Obesity

These are all serious conditions that can negatively impact on a person and their families. So, finding ways to combat these conditions is crucial in leading a happy, healthy and productive life, in the best way that we can. This is why adding a martial arts class to your weekly schedule makes sense because it doesn’t just provide you with self-defence skills; it will provide you with health benefits and positive social setting that will go a long way to boosting your overall physical and mental health.

Feel Fit & Focused 

With martial arts, you will receive a total body experience with every muscle group in your body being used. This can help to improve your stamina levels, co-ordination and muscle tone while improving your flexibility. You should also find that your energy levels are positively impacted, helping you to feel more energised and focused.

This in turn can enhance your self-esteem. If you want to feel more confident or comfortable with yourself, a martial arts class can provide the fitness and psychological benefits you may need.

Beat That Stress!

If you are the sort of person that constantly feels under stress and pressure, always in a rush with no time, then it’s important to find an outlet for these emotions, plus some time for you. Allowing stress to build up is dangerous and you need to find a safe place to release these tensions. This is why martial arts can have a great impact on your life because it provides you the opportunity to punch, kick and shout your way through class drill, yet in a structured and controlled environment.

Add in the fact that martial arts students maintain a sense of fellowship – particularly so with a non-competitive style like Choi Kwang-Do, and you should find that your troubles and stress will feel less important. They will still be’ll just be better equipped to handle them!

Whether you want to lose weight, be more active, meet new people in a shared social environment or just feel more confident in life, martial arts classes can help. Focusing on the self-defence and combat element of the discipline can be a great motivation to start for some, but over time, the wider benefits of studying martial arts can help you to develop and grow in many areas of life.

Do you want to find out more about our Choi Kwang-Do martial art classes in Ealing? Interested in taking a free trial but not sure where to start? Contact us via our website so we can explain the process and put your mind at ease. 

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 for children, teens and adults in Ealing, West London visit

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Leadership & Black Belt Training - 12/01/18

Our first of these monthly sessions for 2018 takes place on Friday 12th January at the usual times:

7.00 - 8.00pm Junior Leaders
8.00 - 9.00pm (followed by a short instructors briefing) AIs & HIs

View scheduled dates for the rest of 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Black Belt Dan Gradings 2018

Please see below dates for Black Belt Dan Gradings during 2018 to be held at:

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

Sunday 10th June
Sunday 25th November

Coloured Belt Gradings 2018

Please see below proposed dates for Coloured Belt Gradings during 2018:

Wednesday 7th February
Wednesday 28th March
Wednesday 23rd May
Wednesday 18th July
Wednesday 26th September
Wednesday 21st November

Leadership & Black Belt Training 2018

Please see below dates for Leadership & Black Belt Training and Black Belt Tag Gradings during 2018:

Friday 12th January
Friday 2nd February
Friday 2nd March – Black Belt Tag Grading
Friday 20th April
Friday 4th May
Friday 15th June – Black Belt Tag Grading
Friday 6th July
Friday 3rd August
Friday 7th September – Black Belt Tag Grading
Friday 5th October
Friday 2nd November
Friday 7th December – Black Belt Tag Grading

Don't forget the Regional Black Belt Training event on Sunday 18th March! Click here for further details