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Self Defense for Children

Posted: July 23, 2019

Being able to protect yourself from physical harm is a basic human right that should be accessible to everyone, including children. Self-defense is often an overlooked skill, though it is important to ensure that your children can defend themselves if the situation arises.

Through Choi Kwang Do, children can learn many techniques and how to properly execute them. CKD and other forms of martial arts can teach children when and where to apply their knowledge. Children learn that their skills aren’t a tool used to inflict harm on others, but rather, to defend themselves against any and all attacks.

School bullying has been a problem for years. While a huge effort to stop bullying in our educational systems has started, the truth is it will always exist.


Consistent Exercise and Reducing Anxiety

Posted: July 18, 2019

Through school, work, family or other situations, we all have our own stressors and anxieties. The physical benefits of exercise have long been noted, but consistent exercise can have mental benefits as well.

Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but anxiety disorders, which affect 40 million adults, are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the U.S. The benefits of exercise may well extend beyond stress relief to improving anxiety and related disorders.


Tips for Staying Safe at Night

Posted: June 21, 2019

When walking alone at night, it’s best to keep in mind a few precautions you can take to ensure your safety. Though it’s best to travel in numbers, sometimes a walk alone after dark is unavoidable.

Head Up

When walking alone at night, make sure to keep your head up and look forward. This will help you be alert and aware of your surroundings. Only make brief eye contact with others you don’t know.


5 “Healthy” Foods That Are Unhealthy

Posted: June 07, 2019

Many people choose Choi Kwang Do in part to improve health. Often that activity is combined with a healthy diet to achieve maximum results. But every food that is considered healthy may not be.

Most food knowledge is learned from our peers or trends, while many fail to realize they’re actually eating junk food. Check the label! Informing yourself on what you eat is vital to a healthy lifestyle.


Choi Kwang Do in Action

Posted: May 17, 2019

Mandie Calvert was uncertain about enrolling her then 4-year-old son, Zachary, in Choi Kwang Do.

Zachary was born at 26 weeks as a micro preemie and weighed less that two pounds. Micro preemie babies have a survival rate of about 60 to 70 percent and about 40 percent of them have long-term health complications.

“Zachary has what’s called Sensory Processing Disorder,” she said. “He wasn’t able to stand well, and it took him as much as 18 seconds to respond to people and actions.”


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