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March 21, 2019

Many of our Schools and Studios of Universal Martial Art have Business Facebook Pages where you can get Announcemen

ts, Special Classes, and Special Events.  Look under our Locations Tab in order to find your closest School and add their Business Facebook Pages to keep...

January 15, 2019

I see a lot of people these days subscribe to the concept that if they "Turn and Burn" that they will somehow benefit from the exercise more.  The movements need to effective and efficient in order to gain the most benefit from the exercise, especially in martial arts....

May 17, 2017

One of the things that plagues our current society is commitment to something.  Most people want a quick fix like if I am hungry, in two minutes, I can be eating a burger and fries.  No one has to wait anymore, therefore, our lives has become victim to what can hold ou...

April 19, 2017

In Choi Kwang Do, we focus on functional training which is different than many fitness applications these days.  In order to be more successful in functional or martial art training, your agility and coordination has a better chance if you work on the three S's: Stretc...

February 24, 2016

Choi Kwang Do is the natural HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) due to the way that we train.  Speed Drills that are done in CKD are the basis for this type of training because we enage the whole body and push the intensity way up to get the heart rate closer to 8...

January 18, 2016

One thing that we do not consider as we get older is pro-active training.  When we are younger, we can make all kinds of mistakes, straining our joints in different ways, pulling our muscles thus making micro tears in the muscle spindels themselves.  Having your traini...

November 18, 2015

Due to the fast paced lifestyle that many of us lead these days, it is understandable that students sometimes train one time a week, or even a couple times a week based on your schedule.   In order to reinforce your Choi Kwang Do Martial Art Training it is a good idea...

September 23, 2015


Get involved with your Choi Kwang Do School, they are your motivators, the ones that hold you accountable in your goals, help you work harder, push you when needing a push. You don't need weight watchers or another group to help you when you already have a "friend in...

April 12, 2015

Choi Kwang Do is not just a martial art but also a workout plan, similar to many of the workouts that are out there empasizing perfect form, especially when you get to the higher ranks. Think about the basics, patterns and speed drills as SETs. You start a set, you com...

April 11, 2015

When doing Choi Kwang Do Patterns, you must be like a "Jedi Knight" and be mindful of each and every technique, body position and target area. Using your whole body properly not only increases your effectiveness, but also your aerobic conditioning by moving the big mus...

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