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  • Teddington Choi Kwang Do First Black Belt in 7-12 years Junior Class!

    Teddington Choi Kwang Do First Black Belt in 7-12 years Junior Class!

    Today’s self defence junior class was a very special one indeed. Teddington CKD is absolutely thrilled to promote our very first Black Belt! William at only 10 years old faced a panel of high level masters at his martial arts grading and showed true focus and determination in achieving a successful grading. I cannot express how proud I personally am of him in his journey with us and the way he has stood up to his challenges and shown what a true gent he is. It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Master Ton on his achievement. Pil Seung Sir! ....

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  • The Four Foundation Stances of Choi Kwang Do!

    The Four Foundation Stances of Choi Kwang Do!

    From White Belt in Choi Kwang Do martial arts we begin to learn the process of developing the four foundation stances in Choi Kwang Do! These stances appear in all of our patterns and techniques and here they are in seperate descriptions accompanied by a photo of Grand Master Choi demonstrating them! Keep up the hard work with your self defence training! Pil Seung! ....

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  • Flexibility - Warming up the Joints!

    Flexibility - Warming up the Joints!

    Here are a few tips I use about Warming Up
    with Flexibility
    in mind for each and every session to get the body prepared for a good stretch! This is a ‘ head to toe
    ’ warm up for the joints to prepare your body for a stretch, albeit a 15 minute or even a 2 hour stretch! I always repeat every stretch and least twice. 1. NECK
    -head looking down to the ground, up to the ceiling. -head looking to the left, to the the right. -head looking 45 degrees to the left with left hand gently pull chin to chest, repeat 45 degrees to the right. -neck rotations start chin to chest slowly rotate in semi circle to the back, return to the front, rotate opposite side, return to front. 2. ....

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  • Stanley School Adult/Teen Self Defence Classes in Teddington!

    Stanley School Adult/Teen Self Defence Classes in Teddington!

    Saturday Adult class was a lot of fun today and a really nice memory with all our Yellow belts training together making us really proud as a club with very technical work and a smidgen of laughter thrown in for good measure! A big thanks to Olivia, Nicole, Nigel, Fatima, Joanna, Mike and Hyekyoung for being good sports with the shameless selfie stick! # choikwangdo # teddington # martialarts ....

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  • Self Defence Classes FREE Trial for International Women’s Day 2019!

    Self Defence Classes FREE Trial for International Women’s Day 2019!

    To celebrate International Women’s Day
    our Martial Arts school is offering Free trial classes to women of the local Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton, Hampton Hill and Hampton area. Our mixed adult classes have already become extremely popular with our predominantly female members as it is all too important to have strong self defence skills and awareness in the current climate of the city/suburbs we live in. Our Martial Arts techniques teach you not only how to strike but also how to deal with attackers over powering you with strangulations, grabs and potential knife attacks also. Our classes are run in a very empowering, confidence building
    and friendly manner that allow you to ....

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  • Adults Martial Arts Classes Near Me!

    Adults Martial Arts Classes Near Me!

    Nigel and Nicole doing a fantastic job of learning and continually developing their Yellow Belt Self Defence Skills
    focusing on the Rear Dynamic Stance for effective Blocking. Great work guys. Pil Seung! Our Adult Martial Arts Classes cover the areas of Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Whitton and Surrounding Areas! ....

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  • 4-6 Years Children’s Class Martial Arts First Step To Black Belt!

    4-6 Years Children’s Class Martial Arts First Step To Black Belt!

    What an awesome
    moment! This is the moment Charlie who is 4 years old has just made history for our martial arts club becoming the youngest member to get his first Belt Grading. Charlie is intently listening as he is given feedback about using Guard in his patterns. Charlie along with other young members did an absolutely fantastic job grading in our Little Dragons
    4-6 year old Children’s Martial Arts/Self Defence Classes. Pil Seung! Book your Child in now for a FREE trial class in the Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Whitton and surronding areas. ....

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  • Teen Self Defence Classes in Teddington!

    Teen Self Defence Classes in Teddington!

    At Clarke School of Choi Kwang Do our Adult Martial Arts/Self Defence Classes start from 13+ years of age. On the younger end of our class are our Teenagers
    learning the basic, intermediate and advanced techniques of Martial Arts. Teenagers bring a lot of Energy and Focus to the Adult Class making for a more well rounded Adult class. Here are a couple of our students working of their blocking and striking techniques which gives a lot of confidence in dealing with confrontation
    covered in every class. If you would like your Teen to come and try our class book them in for a FREE trial class now at Clarke School of Choi Kwang Do to get them on their way to achieving the internationally ....

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  • It’s Easy To Get Tough in Our Adult Self Defence Classes!

    It’s Easy To Get Tough in Our Adult Self Defence Classes!

    Fantastic work from some of the White Belt Seniors in Adult Class tonight working on developing the basics of Striking, Blocking, Guard and foundation Stances! Our Adult Classes are designed to allow everyday people
    to learn with Expert tuition the basics of Adult Martial Arts/Self Defence and over time building a repertoire of Intermediate and then Advanced Martial Arts Techniques. You might wonder if it is possible for you to train towards this level but with our help and constant support
    yes you can! As they rightly say “the first step is the hardest”! When in fact it is actually incredibly easy to come and get involved! Our Adult Martial Arts/Self Defence Classes are ....

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  • Start Your New Year With A Real Kick (Literally)!

    Start Your New Year With A Real Kick (Literally)!

    Clarke School of Choi Kwang Do is offering training sessions to Adults and Children of the local Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Hanworth, Whitton and Twickenham areas to obtain an internationally recognised Black Belt. You will learn practical Self Defence to strike using a variety of Punches, Kicks, Elbow Strikes, Knee Strikes,Blocks and Evasions. We know our Choi Kwang Do classes are fantastic
    and leave you feeling energised and empowered
    but don't just take our word for it. Book now to get your 2 FREE trial classes! ....

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