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Choe’s HapKiDo Gwinnett Expands Kids’ Social Skills

Choe’s HapKiDo Gwinnett provides such a positive experience, that its impact lasts in the students for the long-run. For however long your child trains with us—even throughout the teen and adult years—she or he ends up with a plethora of accomplishments and lessons. But what could really be the most invaluable take away lesson is how important it is to have support. From family, to friends, and to the instructors, your child will understand the meaning of good community as s/he carries on in life. S/he will know what to look for when entering new territories like a new class, school, state, job, and etc.

As parents, we care about the well-being of our kids, especially when it comes to them making friends. From our experience as being martial arts instructors and parents, martial arts compliments the lives of all individuals. By having your child being involved in our martial arts program, the friendships built throughout classes with the kids and the instructors will boost your child’s self-esteem when trying to make friends everywhere else.

The Benefits of HapKiDo Gwinnett:

We understand that for kids, making friends can be difficult. And when this happens, it really plays with their self-esteem. With Choe’s HapKiDo Gwinnett, the classes give your child the opportunity to socialize with kids his/her own age. Plus, s/he will constantly get to collaborate with them through various exercises, and the exercise are great in friendship bonding. Most importantly, your child will be able to learn how to get along with all different kinds of people, while being in a positive learning environment. Your child will also be more perceptible to how his/her actions and behaviors affect the people around them.

Why HapKiDo:

Overall, Choe’s HapKiDo Gwinnett will benefit your child in a multitude of ways. S/he will increase those physical activity minutes, while developing in confidence, self-esteem, respect, discipline, and much more. Our place is made for students to feel safe to learn all sorts of new abilities, while getting to grow strong on the inside.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo Gwinnett, visit the link.

 

Duluth Martial Arts Helps Students Develop Good Habits

The rainstorms from the last couple of weeks may have caused chaos, but the grounds definitely needed them. The pollen residue on cars and on top of lakes are washed off, and any sown seed was fed. Now, the seeds that were planted earlier will have a shot at blooming.

This same process occurs when students at Duluth Martial Arts practice the art of HapKiDo. This same process can also apply to how people achieve their goals. What people do now, and how much time they spend on goals, affects their outcome. If a child practices and continues to feed good work habits, s/he will benefit from them as adults.

At Duluth Martial Arts, children are able to develop characteristics that they may not learn anywhere else.

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Five Lessons that Students Will Find Valuable from Martial Arts

Attitude

It’s easy to get frustrated, and students learn how to calm down. Through meditation and deep breathing, they learn the value of staying cool headed and directing energy at the current task.

Persistence

How often students practice martial arts affects how they perform. Whether it’s a little time every day or a few days a week, each day of training adds up.

Hard Work

Students could choose to make practice easy, but then they learn how much more they can do with a little challenge. If they are able to push through learning a complex flying snapping kick or a higher level flip, they reap their hard earned efforts.

Humbleness

On a bad day, students realize that they can brush off the dirt and try again. Plus, there is always something to learn, even not on our best days. And eventually, the bad ones become our favorite times when the goal is achieved. The bad ones make the better ones the best.

Focus & Motivation

There could be a million things that a student would like to do, but s/he chooses.

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The time gap that kids have is precious because what they learn will shape them. Parents, teachers, the school’s team coach, a martial arts instructor, and etc. can together raise children. The phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” can greatly affect a whole generation.

For more information on Duluth Martial Arts, visit here. For additional information about our other locations, visit here.

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.

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

 

The Benefits of Meditation – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

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At I Love Martial Arts Georgia, we guide individuals through all sorts of exercise to promote for a stronger, better life. One workout that we guide classes through is usually done right before warming up our bodies. In the martial arts world, meditation serves as a tool to connect the mind to the body.

According to Instructor Gasstrom from Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville, “…your mind plays a significant part when doing physical training and conditioning as it will determine how long you will be able to handle the intensity of the workout. Therefore, by training your mind to overcome greater lengths and amount of workout, you will be able to have even better results.”

As fierce and wild as meditation sounds, it should not be overlooked as useless. It is simple, yet can be powerful. Neurologists have observed beneficial changes to the brain for those that undergo meditation: it can decrease pain sensitivity, improve mood associated to depression and anxiety, increase focus which greatly affect those with ADD/ADHD, and influence to be more awake and relaxed (Dvorsky).

While some studies have shown great changes to those who meditated five hours a day, people can receive benefits from this exercise by attempting 20 minutes a day. The mind is an incredible creation, as it can “memorize how much your body can handle and send it signals…[and] your body will perform against the limitations you set for yourself and improve with repetition (Gasstrom).

Meditation will not work like other forms of exercise because it’s in a zone of its own. If someone is looking for a way to relieve stress, then all forms of exercise including meditation will do. But if someone desires to improve in areas like mood, concentration and breathing, then meditation should be given a try. Especially if it is something that people can get into, it can be so beneficial to one’s health.

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

Written by Christie McGowan

Citations

Dvorsky, George. “The Science Behind Mediation, and Why It Makes You Feel Better.” i09.com. Kinja, 2013. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

Gasstrom, John. “Martial Arts Lesson of the Week- Connecting Mind and Body.” Choe’s HapKiDo of Youth. Bogger. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

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Success Stories – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

I Love Martial Arts Georgia makes it a mission to change its surrounding communities one black belt at a time. Originated from South Korea, Choe’s HapKiDo is designed to train people of all kinds. It has impacted the lives of children, teens, adults, siblings, parents, and more!

Check out these heart-felt HapKiDo testimonies:

At Choe’s HapKiDo in Cumming, junior instructor Gaby is excited to soon be testing for her black belt! She enjoys guiding children and being an excellent leader!

Junior instructor Liam excitedly shares the cool things to gain at Choe’s HapKiDo in Grayson. He loves his new friends, physique, and uniform!

At Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth, this two-year-black-belt expresses how the program continues to teach him self-discipline and respect!

Student Aiden Ty enjoys his new lifestyle at Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville. He always looks forward to learning new self-defense moves and new lessons in self-discipline!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch is #1 according to Assistant Instructor Matt. You get to learn self-defense and grow in self-confidence!

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

I Love Martial Arts Georgia – Who We Are

Choe’s HapKiDo helps people of all sorts. Especially if you have finished school, or find yourself stuck in life, this place provides great distraction. There is always something to look forward to, and you are definitely not wasting time when learning an ancient martial art while also becoming part of a cool community.

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First, there are the peers. You bow in and out of class together, you help each other improve, and you even fight each other – in the most respectful way possible! You develop respect for everyone, and you learn to work with all kinds of people.

Then there are the parents. Whether it is your parent or somebody else’s, you still connect. As your peer’s parents are watching their kid(s), they have been watching you too.

Class would not be the same without the assistant instructors. These students drive the class, induce positive energy, and provide a good example of what to work towards.

And of course, everyone likes the instructors and the head instructor. These people influence everyone around them. They always have good advice.

HapKiDo events add to the warm quality of the community. Meeting founder Grandmaster Choe and HapKiDo students from other branches is always fun. From belt tests to competitions, meeting other people who also share your martial arts passion is eye opening.

These people become a part of your life in the best way possible. You see them so often, that you cannot help but to like them all.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.

Martial Arts in the Top 5! – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

ghkd4People go through many stages in life. We spend a good portion of it sleeping, going to school, finding/maintaining a job, and finding other ways to spend time that would add value to our lives. At some point in the journey, a person may become health conscious and start building up time that revolves around everything to do with this field. Regardless of how the fitness stage goes, people tend to find that their lives become better. They learn that by taking care of themselves through fitness, diet, and etc. become important assets to their healthy well-being. This phase of life is also exciting because a person finds out what he/she is physically and mentally capable of.

According to an article found on EFitnessHub, the top five fitness trends of 2015 include martial arts!

Far from being a monotonous workout, Choe’s HapKiDo karate can be the tool you need to help engage in exercise. It is a martial art that is designed to bring out the best in everyone. On top of increasing strength, it is a sport that builds confidence and demands concentration. A wonderful community of instructors and peers also derive from all its locations. Our HapKiDo program is flawless at guiding people to their utmost potential.

Skills learned in Choe’s HapKiDo classes are not only temporary, but stay with individuals for a long time as they contribute to shaping all in the best way possible.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo, visit here.

Written by: Christie McGowan

I Love Georgia Martial Arts – Success Stories!

I Love Martial Arts Georgia is a great safe place for people of all ages to learn self-defense, self-discipline, confidence, respect, and more! It is super beneficial for kids, teens, and adults alike! Check out the following martial art success stories to see how great our program has affected our surrounding communities!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Cumming

Mr. Orange Belt loves that he is able to make friends at Choe’s HapKiDo in Cumming!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Grayson

Ms. Brandy shares how HapKiDo has affected her and her son’s life! By watching her son improve in self-discipline, respect, and focus, she decided to join in on the fun at Choe’s HapKiDo in Grayson!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth

The great karate dad that is sharing his success story about his son, he has noticed a great change in his discipline at school. HapKiDo karate has also aided his son’s football skills! Thanks to the peers and instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth, another life has been greatly influenced!

Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville

The great karate mom that is sharing her success story about her son with ADD/ADHD, she has noticed a dramatic change in her son’s patience, respect, and other areas of his life! Thanks to the peers and instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville, another life has been positively affected.

Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch

The great karate mom that is sharing her success story about her son, she has noticed a great change in patience, respect, and other areas of his life! Thanks to the peers and instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch, another life has been positively affected.

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

Your Best Can Grow! – Georgia Martial Arts

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Thought of the day – Always do your best, and your best will grow. Especially if you keep practicing, what you can do increases. What was your best last time, might look different today…the quality has most likely changed in the best way possible.

This idea can be seen between belt tests demonstrated at the studios of I Love Martial Arts Georgia. While the first belt to be accomplished requires an individual to show basic techniques, the belt and onwards slowly add advanced skills. More knowledge and moves are taught and your mind and body must learn to function all. As one might perform at a decent level at one belt test, he/she could perform extraordinary at the next one because of more practice. And overtime, the abilities expand and then the level of applying your best is more demanding because you have graciously gotten better.

So, the more you grow, the better you become!

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia, visit here.

 

Your Hand Can Make A Difference – Georgia Martial Arts

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I Love Martial Arts Georgia is strong in disciplining the mind and body. We are also big on serving the community. For us, this year showed that having heart in our efforts can make a positive impact. We witnessed this great outcome when we fundraised for Susan G. Koman’s foundation to show support to breast cancer research and to increase a person’s chance to be able to fight. This experience is an example how everyone can help in different ways — from doctors, researchers, and the community.

Some people might say that part of life is figuring out our gifts so to help others. By simply having a pair of working hands, feet, and an open mind, you are capable of being a helping tool for someone else. Whether it’s doing chores on behalf of your parents or tutoring a peer to do better in a class, anything that can make someone’s day easier is worth it. And the more people are willing to help out, the more beautiful the environment grows!

For more information on I Love Martial Arts Georgia and the various locations, visit here.