I joined Clarke's School of Choi Kwang Do in September 2019.
As soon as I went to my first, free trial I knew it was for me.
Niki Clarke, the teacher, is excellent.
He is very patient and made me, as a 55 year old woman, feel comfortable.
It is a friendly class and I felt part of it immediately.
Since I started I have lost weight and gained fitness and confidence. And I have learned to protect myself too.
I intend to get a black belt and I know under Mr. Clarke's instruction, that I shall get it.
I go 4 times a week as I want to achieve that aim as fast as I can plus I thoroughly enjoy going and have made some new friends.
I love it!
Choi Kwang Do is a martial art for all ages and genders
I highly recommend it to all.
Pil Seung as we say in Choi Kwang Do!
Me and my partner have been training with Mr Clarke 3-4 times per week for the past couple of months. The class has a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere and welcomes all abilities ( we were complete amateurs ;-) ). Whether you want to “get fit”, lose weight (my partner has lost over a stone) or learn a new skill, you’ll have the benefit of great advice from a highly qualified instructor!!! Pil-Seung!
My 4 year old son started at Clarke school of Choi Kwang Do just 2 months ago and he absolutely loves it. His confidence has grown massively in just 2 months. Niki is amazing with the little dragons and has a huge amount of patience with them. Niki tailors the training for the children he is teaching, he recognises that the children are progressing at different levels and gives them some responsibilities to make them feel valued. Niki's assisting instructor, Fatima, is great with the little ones too and really makes them feel at ease.
Niki and Fatima are both very friendly and approachable and I am glad I found such a great school for my son to not just learn martial arts but to build up his confidence, discipline and social skills too.
Niki and his team work so hard to build the students up, teach them to be proud of themselves and to understand the value of working hard and sticking at something. My 8 year old son has always struggled with his confidence and starting Choi Kwang Do at the school has had a massive positive impact on him and has helped him work through his emotions more. Can’t recommend highly enough!
My 11 year old son started Choi Kwang Do classes last September and these classes are now the highlight of his week. His confidence has grown significantly since starting, as has his general physical strength. Friendly tuition supporting clearly defined objectives results in a fun, yet focussed class. The flexibility to attend any two sessions a week means that there is negligible impact on other family commitments. I highly recommend coming along for a trial session.
My six-year old son absolutely loves the Little Dragons class, a great combination of focused technique building and fun games - would definitely recommend!
I have been training here for just over 2 months now. I attend and adult evening class 3 days a week and I can honesty say I see a change in my physical appearance, I feel more flexible, I love it here!
Everyone welcomed me straight away, there is a great sense of community spirit. Mr Clarke is a fantastic teacher, I picked up techniques very fast with his clear and simplified explanations. I highly recommend Clarke School of Choi Kwang Do if you are looking for a new skill and to meet people.
Great adult classes, great instructor, great people, learning loads, looking forward to progressing!!!