Frequently Asked Questions

What do students need to wear?

All student wear a Choi Kwang Do uniform – Do-Bok. We also sell t-shirts to wear to class in place of the do-bok jacket, but full uniform must be worn to gradings and official events. Similarly, students must wear their belt to class.

Uniforms are provided as part of our sign-up package and instructors will teach you how to fasten your belt properly.

It is important that student’s uniform is kept clean and tidy in order to show the appropriate level of respect in class.

Do I need to be fit to train?

No – Choi Kwang Do is progressive in learning and the required level of fitness and flexibility will come as you train. Our training is based on individual needs, capabilities , skill level and age.

What if I have an injury/physical impairment?

As Choi Kwang do is based on natural, sequential movements, no excess strain is placed on joints and so it can actually work well as part of a rehabilitation programme. As long as instructors are aware of any injuries in advance, we can always adapt or tailor our drills to suit your specific needs.

How many classes should I attend a week?

We recommend that students attend twice a week in order to make good progression and to help develop muscle memory. However, we do also offer a once a week option for children but, more specifically, adults who want to train but find it difficult to fit two classes into their weekly schedule.

Will martial arts' encourage my child to be violent?

Absolutely not – Choi Kwang Do promotes non-violent resolutions to conflict. Children are adults are taught to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations primarily and only to use their martial arts’ skills if there is no other option. This is even something which is said in the promise and pledge at the beginning and end of every class and which is re-enforced regularly during our pre and post training mat chats.

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