Choikwangdo, named after its founder Kwang Jo Choi, is an effective and powerful modern martial art which ignores training for competition in order to focus on training for self-defence and good health.
Choikwangdo classes run once a week on Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30 and a second class follows from 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. at The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington, Kent. This class is for anyone aged 10-70. Family groups are very welcome. Beginners are also very welcome.
Ring Jack Watson on 01689 835777 for details or just show up and watch or train to see if you enjoy and benefit from the class.
The class usually continues for those who wish to stay on from 8.45 to 9.15 p.m.
Choikwangdo is ideal for both men and women and youngsters of most ages whether they are large or small since it teaches techniques which use all your body weight to lend power to your strikes and kicks
Beginners are welcome. You can show up or ring Jack Watson on 01689 835777 for more information. You could also check this website regularly for updates:
Venue: The Small Hall, The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington, Kent BR6 8PR
Chief Instructor: Jack Watson 3rd dan CKD 5th dan Free Style Martial Arts/2nd dan in Taekwondo and Iai Batto Jutsu. He holds 15 levels of blackbelt and has taught martial arts for about thirty years
For more info call 01689 835777 or turn up on the day at the Crofton Halls.
Private tuition is also available Ring 01689 835777 for details about private classes in Chislehurst.
Two outstanding private students describe what they learned in a series of private lessons:
“Choikwangdo has given me a huge confidence boost in my abilities to deal with potentially threatening situations, teaching me to be aware and alert to my surroundings and to recognize when I might be in danger. It has taught me both physically and mentally to deal with these situations in a calm, efficient and effective manner” Lisa
“I began Choikwangdo as a new fitness routine but also as a way to learn self defense. I feel confidence in my ability to deal with confrontational situations in a controlled but assertive way, using avoidance or self-controlled defense to diffuse situations effectively. My fitness, agility and confidence has improved in an enjoyable and educational way.” Michael
About 30 Orpington students have been attacked in the last twenty years. All except one, who was taken by surprise, dealt successfully with their attackers. Here is one example:
“I’m going to kill you!”
These words rang out at a local petrol station as a man who had just been bullying a woman customer ran aggressively towards one of my Choikwangdo students who had dared to speak up for the lady customer.
My student used a sidekick and a round punch to stop the attacker in his tracks as the other customers applauded. He had to rely on his confidence, training and skill to protect himself. No one else was rushing to his aid!
Could you have handled a similar situation? If not, why not start training in Choikwangdo - one of the most effective and healthy martial arts in the world?
Classes are available at The Small Hall, The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington BR6 8PR every Thursday at 7.00 p.m. and at 8.00 p.m. Ring Jack Watson on 01689 835777 or visit his website at http://www.self-defence.org for more info.
Of course, you need to avoid crossing the line from self-defence to causing unnecessary harm. You may only use enough force to protect yourself or your family and this can be a grey area.
Regular training is necessary to give you the confidence and skill to use what you learn. Some training will be better than nothing and may even save your life. However, I recommend training long enough to reach your black belt at least.
Your training should give you an air of confidence which will deter bullies and predators who usually prefer an easy victim who clearly lacks confidence
Over thirty Orpington students have dealt successfully with knife, bottle, road rage and gang attacks. None of them have yet faced a gun attack although I did evade a bullet when I was much younger simply by moving out of the way when I saw a soldier approaching who was spinning his revolver around his finger! His gun went off close to where I had been sitting. Moving out of the way is one first class self-defence solution!
Why Be A Victim Of Violence? Why not learn a street wise martial art instead?
CHOIKWANGDO IS JUST SUCH A STREET WISE MARTIAL ART
It is easy to learn and does not damage your body
It is an effective street tested martial art which can help you to keep you and your family safe
Will Choikwangdo suit you? It will if
You want to learn in a secure and friendly class
You want to ensure body health without body punishment
You want to work hard but also be able to relax, have fun and ask questions
Are you too old to attend a Choikwangdo class?
Not unless you have a serious illness. Check with your doctor to make sure you can do physical exercise. Physical exercise, according to some medical experts, can prolong your life by several years. However, I am not offering life extension guarantees on this website! Your own doctor will know much more about your general health than me.
Why not attend a class in Choikwangdo for a lesson? See if you like it.
Classes are at The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington, Kent BR6 8PR
Thursdays in the Small Hall 6.30 to 7.30and a second class from 7.45 to 8.45
FOR MORE INFO CALL JACK WATSON ON 01689 835777 and/or take a closer look at these two websites
Why bother to learn Choikwangdo? You will gain benefits which are well worth having!
Choikwangdo is one of the healthiest and most powerful martial arts in existence. It teaches you how to make the most of your body weight. If you use your body weight well you can knock out a much heavier and stronger person.
How would you like to feel healthier, fitter and safer? One of my younger students was no longer worried about being bullied after just one lesson. Other students of all ages no longer feel afraid as they go about their business.
Would you like similar benefits for all the members of your family?
Then start to learn Choikwangdo and ask your family to do the same!
You will experience extra power in your hand techniques in your first lesson. You will also learn key street survival methods before you leave your first class.
You are welcome to attend a class at The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington, Kent BR6 8PR This is about 50 yards up the hill from the entrance to Orpington Railway station - just past the Roman Villa. Turn right into York Rise. The Halls are in the second building on the right. We are in the Small Hall.
Over 20 students from the Crofton Halls Choikwangdo class have dealt successfully with knife, bottle, gang and other attacks. You can learn to do the same but there are no guarantees.
The police cannot be everywhere and may well not be available when you are under attack. The chances are that you will be on your own.
Choikwangdo training will give you confidence and self-defence skills. These skills could make all the difference if you are attacked.
Two classes are available at The Crofton Halls on Thursdays The first one is in the Small Hall from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. This class is ideal for family groups although individuals are also welcome. You can be any age from 10 to 70.
A second class is available from 7.45 to 8.45 p.m. on Thursdays This is also a family class. Currently you can attend both classes if you wish to.
WORTH READING BY BOTH WOMEN AND MEN
1 in 10 women and girls in the UK currently experience some kind of violent attack. Usually the attacker strikes when no one else is around to help the victim. Clearly it is important for every woman and girl to learn to protect themselves.
'Self-defense for Women' teaches
women how to avoid dangerous situations
what to do if they find themselves in such situations
what to teach their kids to keep them safe
and much more
The book recommends studying a self defense oriented martial art.
Choikwangdo is an ideal martial art for both men and women to study. You can find Choikwangdo classes all over the world. The one referred to on this website is based in Orpington, Kent. Read below for more info about Choikwangdo
Before visiting any martial art school, it would be advisable to read the ebook shown above. Incidentally, many men would find that not a few of the tips and lessons in the ebook apply to them as well as to women. Instructors who have women in their classes would gain much from reading this ebook.
5 REASONS TO LEARN CHOIKWANGDO FOR SELF-DEFENCE