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Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts and Video Gaming

For kids and adults alike, playing video games can be a great stress reliever and have shown to increase intellectual performance. Video games help people to develop strategic, problem-solving skills in challenging settings, while also increasing their reflexes. However, although video gaming can become intriguingly addictive, too much of it affects the health. Sitting, staring, and keeping the same posture in one place encourages obesity, muscle strain, and other health problems. There are video games out there that allow gamers to use the whole body, but none of them can fully replace the experience of playing an actual sport or engaging in great exercise.

An experience that video games cannot fully replace is the journey in receiving a Black Belt at Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts. The positive environment encourages students to come out of their shell, and it brings out the best in them. Not only are they being physically and mentally challenged, but they are developing life long skills for the long-run. Plus, with each day coming to class and advancing in technique and level, it is all rewarding. From every day, to every month, and to all the years of dedicating time to this art.

5 Ways Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Can Compliment Your Love for Gaming

1. Increased Focus

At Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts, you are constantly aiming at target after target. And the cool part? You learn that each move and technique is the result of using the entire mind and body.  For instance, a kick may require you to kick a target with the inside of your foot, but you need more than just your foot to accomplish the kick. You must swing your leg, hips, upper body, and time everything to move just right.

2. Better Timing

Not only will martial arts will increase your perception of how to spot targets in video games, but it also increases your timing. When to move make your characters jump, duck, or roll. You are having them move how you would in class. Or it could be vice versa! You could be moving how your characters move in your game.

3. A More Relaxed Body

With all the training to stretch out the body from all those hours sitting to play video games, the body is more relaxed. The neck is loosened, and the muscles are relaxed from exercise.

4. Increased Social Skills

Being around the martial arts community makes for awesome friends. It’s easy to talk to other gamers online, but it’ll become even more easier when you are socializing all the time in class.

5. Better Health All Around

While having fun with video games aids your intellectual health, martial arts increases your physical health for the better. This way, you are keeping everything in balance and taking charge of your health!

Choe's HapKiDo Martial Arts
Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts encourages students to do all the activities that they enjoy. And we believe that whatever is your passion, martial arts can only compliment it.

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This Month’s HapKiDo Belt Promotion is Coming Up!

The Day that Everyone Looks Foward to!

This Saturday on February 18th starting at 9:30 A.M and until 8 P.M, the students of Choe’s HapKiDo look forward to this month’s Belt Promotion Event. This event starts at one of the schools in the morning, and tours to two more schools by the end of the day. In total, students have three opportunities to choose from on when to participate.

The panel is made of masters and head instructors from each location.  We would like students to think of this day as a day to show all what they have learned.

For Cumming HapKiDo Head Instructor RJ LoPresti, who has been doing martial arts since 6-years-old, “The students get to present what they’ve learned and show how much they’ve grown and improved since their last test. It’s awesome to see everyone’s growth!!”

For Lawrenceville HapKiDo Head Instructor Dan Wilson, who has been doing martial arts since 11-years-old, “We want our students to succeed. As instructors, we still test to keep advancing as Black Belts, and we understand what our students go through every month. We are all growing, and we want to make sure everyone is growing well. ”

The monthly event is a day worth celebrating.  It is an all day event, and everyone looks forward to feasting somewhere fun afterwards. The students who presented themselves and showed everyone what they have learned are able to relax. Everyone from instructor, to students, and to parents get to talk about the day’s highlights.

Even if students are not participating in the Belt Promotion Event, they can still come out support others. This action shows good sportsmanship, and they get to hang out with the HapKiDo family.

“It’s like a family reunion every month,” says Instructor Wilson, “we spend time separately training in our locations with our students, but the belt promotions let everyone gather all at once.”

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I Love Martial Arts Georgia – We Love to Share Success!

Our motivation to teach HapKiDo Karate comes from the continuous success from our students. When we see children, teens, and adults grow physically and mentally, it makes us happy. We see that our mission to help the surrounding communities is working. We get excited there is continuous growth because it is wonderful to envision a world full of inspiring leaders.

Check out these awesome success stories by parents and students at Choe’s HapKiDo!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Cumming

HapKiDo Assistant Instructor likes self-defense and teaching peers!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Grayson

Proud HapKiDo dad has seen the great impacts of the program on his kindergartener!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth

Choe’s HapKiDo student’s big sister has enjoyed watching her brother transform while being in the karate program. In addition to being more involved with school activities, this program has also helped him with focus and discipline.

Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville

HapKiDo Dad has watched his son grow in class. From learning about respect to advancing in belts, he believes Choe’s HapKiDo has done great things for his son.

Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch

HapKiDo Mom shares how Choe’s HapKiDo has positively influenced her 5-year-old. He has grown in self-confidence and other areas in character development.

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