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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.”

Importance of Uniforms

Posted: May 03, 2019

The moment a student begins the CKD journey, he or she receives a uniform. To earn their White belt, the student must study and answer seven questions correctly. No belts are given, all belts are earned. They are both special moments as can easily be seen on a student’s face. But how can a uniform and belt set the tone for the rest of their practice?


The uniform demonstrates a student’s commitment to growing and progressing on their journey. People who learn commitment at an early age are better able to persevere when situations become difficult. Any successful career requires commitment. So do relationships, friendships and parenthood. Teaching your student, or yourself, about commitment sets a foundation for success.

Exercise is One Thing Successful People Do Every Day

Posted: April 17, 2019

What do Cher and Warren Buffet and many others have in common? Not only are they common celebrities at the top of their fields, but they also all exercise every day. Working toward fitting exercise into your everyday schedule is known to lead to success in many aspects of your life.

Schedules and goals

Unbreakable Spirit: Dylan Haufler Powers Through Multiple Disabilities to Earn His Black Belt in Choi Kwang Do

Posted: April 10, 2019

Growing up is a challenge for most kids. But for 17-year-old Dylan Haufler, the road to adulthood has been littered with hurdles that could have easily shattered him, both physically and spiritually: A long series of medical and neurological ailments – some misdiagnosed for years – made not only school but everyday living, a struggle.

But none of this has stopped Dylan or his family from having high ambitions for him. Thanks to years of dedicated practice, family support, and the mentorship of James Taylor, founder of High Springs Choi Kwang Do, Dylan has earned a coveted black belt in Choi Kwang Do – and after a lifetime of academic struggle, has found his focus and become an honor student.

Getting to this point was not easy. 

Dangers of Overtraining in Competitive Sports

Posted: April 10, 2019

Choi Kwang Do differs from competitive martial arts in that it is a non-contact sport. When continually competing to beat others down to protect yourself in competitive sports, such as martial arts, athletes become easily susceptible to overtraining.

Overtraining is defined as a condition where you perform excessive training, one that your body is unable to recover from, both in and outside the gym. The less severe versions of overtraining may take a week to recover from, while the more severe versions may take you two or more weeks to recover. The negative effects of overtraining can manifest in a person's physical and psychological well-being.

Joint Pain and Sore Muscles

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