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A Ninja-Cool Summer Fun Idea! – Georgia Kids Karate Birthday Parties

Kids Karate Birthday Parties in Georgia

Kids Karate Birthday Parties: If not careful, our kids can become super bored during the summer. So why not spruce up their vacation with a Kids Karate Birthday Party?!

10 Ways for Making Your Child’s Birthday Party a HUGE Success

  1. Have the child shine like a star.
  2. Watch the child’s confidence and self-esteem beam high.
  3. Invite an awesome group of family and friends.
  4. Throw a large pizza party.
  5. Walk away with the fun and new skills.
  6. Sit back and relax.
  7. Take awesome pictures.
  8. No clean ups.
  9. Enjoy a party theme of the child’s choosing.
  10. Have the birthday star cut the birthday cake with a Samurai Sword…

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Kids karate birthday parties at Choe’s HapKiDo go far and beyond than the usual pizza party. We throw your child a fun, structured martial arts-infused birthday party that has everyone walking away with new learned skills! And some of the biggest highlights of having the party at our place —we do all of the planning, decorating, and cleaning! Our parties are also super flexible to where parents and other adults can jump in too.

What You Can Expect:

Your child’s karate birthday party is designed around a full martial arts lesson that teaches the party awesome basic martial arts techniques. What’s more, your child is the one that who helps lead the martial arts class with the instructor. Plus, s/he will awesomely break through a board in front of all! Our martial arts games also have the children run around and work up an appetite for pizza, cake, and more!

Our kids karate birthday parties can be a life changing event for your child. By being surrounded by a plethora of positive feedback and support from loved ones, your child’s self-esteem and confidence receive a boost! When everyone reacts in awe at everything your child does that day, s/he will have such a good time! S/he will feel accomplished of how far the martial arts training has come along! All of the partiers will leave with new martial art moves that contribute to self-defense! Party favors include a free trial of martial arts at one of our locations!

Your child will be talking about this party for months, so do not be surprised if s/he and friends start asking to learn more!

 

 

Children Learn to Collaborate in Martial Arts Cumming

The Best Way to Team Build!

Children and martial arts go greatly together. Any problem that they struggle with, martial arts seem to solve. For instance, collaboration is a lesson students will learn well. Working with another person or even in a small group can cause frustrations for an individual. It becomes easier as adults, but kids will have a harder time because they are still learning about themselves and other kinds of people. For them to get along with each other can raise challenges, but give them the right activity to accomplish together, and they achieve the finish line amazingly.

On top of learning respect and self-discipline, children who do martial arts also develop team work skills. This kind of skill becomes important in life because the need for teamwork pops up frequently. Whether it’s in school, work, or other special situations, learning to cooperate with others to accomplish a task is not easy; it can cause stress and bring out the worst in people. But with teamwork training infused in martial art programs like at Choe’s HapKiDo, it contributes positively to our future leaders.

In any given martial arts class, working with partners or in groups can play greatly in a student’s success. When it comes to alternating turns to hold up a kicking target for peers, the students listen to each other, help all to improve, and literally contribute a hand or two. Students may not realize this, but they continuously practice exchanging good etiquette with one another. And a lot of the times, becoming a good partner increases the quality of training.

Regardless of the level of difficulty of team work, developing  team work skills makes associating with all kinds of people easier. The students learn the importance of treating others and self with respect.

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

Learn Meditation at I Love Martial Arts Georgia!

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.

Thank You for Being a Part of Our 2016!

Choe’s HapKiDo Had an Great 2016 – Thanks For Being A Part of it!

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Choe’s HapKiDo

The year 2016 would not have been the same with out you! Choe’s HapKiDo would like to say thank you for being a part of another wonderful year!

We look back and see all the fun, and we cannot wait to see what 2017 will bring. From each day in class, to seeing everyone grow at Belt Promotions, to gather at the Summer Championship as champs, to superhero night, and to doing community service works together, we are filled from 2016.

Martial Arts has so many benefits, and can bring so much joy and growth to peoples’ lives.  This is what we love so much about what we get to do, and why 2016 was such an awesome year!  So many lives changes, people who got in shape, and smiles were created! Our leadership team of professional instructors certified in our character development and self defense systems had a lot of fun working with all the students this year and we know that 2017 is going to be even better.

We plan and hope for more good times and growth in 2017 at Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts.  We want you to be a part of our 2017, we are hear and ready to have an amazing 2017 with you!

Thank you for being a part of our HapKiDo family!

Here is a glimpse of 2016! May 2017 bring on more growth and good times!

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts is for Everybody!

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Martial Arts Classes

—Learn more about yourself through our well-rounded martial arts classes.

Regardless of age or gender, Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts classes are designed for any individual who desires to learn this impactful traditional Korean-style martial art. At Choe’s HapKiDo, there are over 365 major techniques to learn. Kids, teens, and adults benefit from the fitness that HapKiDo Martial Arts provides, and everyone is able to grow athletically, confidently, respectfully, and positively.

Choe’s HapKiDo is determined to help change the world, and they focus on the goal one class at a time. “Everyone who we work with has amazing potential,” describes Lawrenceville head instructor Dan Wilson, “People always tend to underestimate themselves. Teaching HapKiDo is a way to reach out to them and help them improve the way they live.”

Under the leadership of Grandmaster JiMong Choe, HapKiDo focuses on using circular force for attack and defense. “The thing that I love about HapKiDo is that you don’t have to be the strongest person in the room,” says Cumming head instructor RJ LoPresti, “With correctly applied technique and a heap of confidence, an individual can learn self-defense. That person can make a difference in his or her community.”

In addition to running classes throughout the week, Choe’s HapKiDo enjoys particiating in community projects like running drives to collect school supplies for one month and then canned goods for another month. Their current project that is ending in December includes teaming up with Project Live Love for their homeless rescue program, THREE-OH-WE-GO. Additonal community projects include organizing fundraisers like 5Ks and Kick-A-Thons to donate to local schools.

Choe’s HapKiDo classes are offered six days a week, and they are divided by age groups. Whether a child, a teen, or an adult, there is a program for every member of the family.

Bio: Instructor Dan Wilson

Since I first started training with my dad at 11-years-old, the martial arts have been a big part of my life. Of course, inspiration struck from the love of karate movies, the Ninja Turtles, and the Power Rangers. My martial arts journey currently continues strong with Choe’s HapKiDo in Lawrenceville, Georgia. As I am studying how to further advance in the Black Belt realm, I also enjoy helping others succeeding in our martial arts program.

From my experience, I know that people can greatly affect other lives, and I believe martial arts is a good way to do that. Through martial arts, I learned how to deal with my emotions and not let the actions or feeling of others get in the way of what I was doing. Indulging in fitness through I Love Kickboxing Lawrenceville and Choe’s HapKiDo definitely benefits the mind and body in so many ways.

Although I wanted to be a doctor when growing up, I fell in love with martial arts. Now, I do HapKiDo every single day of my life and love every moment!

More Info About Me:

Favorite colors: Bright Blue, Bright Green, and Bright Pink

My workout playlist: Linkin Park, Eminem, Journey, Ke$ha, and Pitt Bull

Family: My Wife Katie & Our 2 dogs Freckles & Ziggy

Belt Test Promotion Day for HapKiDo Students

HapKiDo Students in Georgia
HapKiDo Students in Georgia

Choe’s HapKiDo Students Are Preparing for Belt Advancement

Lawrenceville HapKiDo Students– Choe’s HapKiDo December Belt Test Promotion is happening on Saturday the 17th. Beginning at 9 A.M, the head instructors plan a whole day to observe every student who would like to advance.

The day begins in Lawrenceville, progresses to Duluth, and then concludes in Cumming. To accommodate all students from all Choe’s HapKiDo locations in Georgia, the head instructors make sure to hold different belt promotion times at various locations.

According to the main instructor at the Lawrenceville branch, Instructor Dan Wilson describes the event as celebratory, “Belt Promotion Day is a great way for everyone to spend time together, while being productive in advancing in the art of HapKiDo.”

Although students are testing for belt advancement, calling the day as ‘Promotion Day’ eases the tension for students and adults alike. From the main instructor in Cumming, Instructor RJ LoPrest, “Watching the kids and then the adults demonstrate their growth makes my day. They are the reason why we believe that HapKiDo is for everyone.”

Choe’s HapKiDo is all about healthy growth and development of each student. They see the impact that they make on the surrounding communities, and they are always looking for ways that would change the world. From the viewpoint of the head instructor panel, lives change one class at a time.

For more information about Choe’s HapKiDo, visit www.ilovemartialartsgeorgia.com

 

 

 

Bio: Master Maurice Murphy

Master Maurice Murphy
Master Maurice Murphy

Master Maurice Murphy

Growing up, I wanted to be a fighter pilot or a priest, but then martial arts happened. I fell in love with martial arts at a young age by watching Black Belt Theater. In fact, my first martial arts lesson took place in elementary school. My passion for martial arts grew: I started HapKiDo in 1990, began Assistant Instructing in 1991, became a Black Belt in 1994, and then became a Master in 2014. Throughout the 90’s, I competed in a lot of martial arts tournaments. Other martial art areas that I am involved in include being captain of the Demonstration Team, Sparring Team, and Grappling Team.

In addition to continually growing in HapKiDo, I also enjoy hanging out with my beautiful wife and two daughters. As I am heavily involved in practicing martial arts and running multiple Georgia Choe’s HapKiDo & I Love Kickboxing locations, I also get a kick out of watching other lives being changed with martial arts because it has greatly influenced mine.

-AWARDS-

Maryland Taekwondo Association Award of Commendation 1996

Certified US Olympic Referee 1997

Dedication and Service Award from MooRymWon 2006

Award of Honor from the Baltimore City Mayor

-MORE INFO ABOUT ME-

Favorite MA Movie: Best of the Best

Current Playlist:  80’s Rock, 90’s R&B, Pitbull.

Current Favorite Song: “Pour Some Sugar On Me”

Hobbies: Rollerblade and Golf

Pets: Rescue Dog, Cocker Beagle mix named Dharma

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Martial Arts Buford Ga at Choe’s

Ever hear of Martial Arts Buford Ga? Well I have one question for you….

If there was an activity in Buford Ga that would give you or your child a chance to have fun, get into a healthy fitness routine, all while learning something that will help you in all areas of life, would you at least give it a shot? Martial Arts Buford Ga may be exactly what you are looking for!

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Martial Arts

If your answer is yes, then you HAVE TO give Martial Arts Buford Ga a try!  Martial Arts at Choe’s HapKiDo Buford will provide you with an opportunity to work on becoming the best version of you possible!  The extremely fun classes, lead by our professional Black Belt Instructors are designed to guide students of any skill level and ability to living the life of a Black Belt!

Our classes show our students how to get the most out of every day of their lives through teaching Self Defense and Healthy Living.  The confidence that HapKiDo instills in our students in invaluable to both kids and adults, and can be exactly what you or your child are looking for to add to your weekly routine!  Martial Arts Buford Ga will give you the keys to unlock your full potential, and will show you how to take control of your life and reach the greatest potential that you are meant for!

Buford Ga needs more places for the kids and adults in the community to come together in a safe, clean and friendly environment to work together on improving our country and society.  Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Buford Ga provides a place for people to do just that.  Our HapKiDo family is united by the common goal of working to become better people in order to create a better community.

Come join us to become a part of the most fun and effective way to become a better you!

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Buford Ga
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Martial Arts Snellville Georgia Helps Children Exercise Their Focus Muscles

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When it comes to paying attention in school, anything can become a distraction to a child. Whether it is due to someone else in the classroom or to the wandering mind, there is always something. Depending on the child, the ability to focus in class eventually shows up in schoolwork and/or report cards. When grades begin to drop and report cards keep coming back with negative feedback, a child’s confidence and self-esteem also decreases. Extra tutoring and discipline can help, but there are ways to better a child’s focus: find a good martial arts program. Through a martial arts program, students walk away with a better understanding of themselves. One good program, Martial Arts Snellville Georgia is a life-changing solution for anyone who wants to improve the ability to focus.

Martial Arts Snellville Georgia understands the importance and beauty of being able to focus. From our many years of experience, martial arts is a sport that requires full attention. From the beginning of class where the instructor calls for attention and to the many exercises, the mind is required to concentrate on many objects for short amounts of time. Exercises that students are guided through in a typical class that will help increase a person’s focus ability include meditation, target kicking, tumbling, self-defense, and sparring.

At Martial Arts Snellville Georgia, the numerous exercises are highly beneficial. As meditation helps to calm the mind, it also results for a cool, alert mindset. By doing this at the beginning of class, it allows students to ready the mind. After the mind is prepared well, target kicking is best done when the eyes and mind are fully set on the target. If the mind wanders off or the gaze shifts, the performance will not be so successful. With target kicking, the mind focuses on the target but also on other factors to perform kicks such as height, speed, and distance. Similar to target kicking, tumbling and sparring require the same amount of attention. As the child is running towards the spot to roll, or s/he begins to block, there is no room for the mind to disappear.

Through a well-rounded martial arts program, like Martial Arts Snellville Georgia, children learn hands-on the effects of good focus. By spending time exercising the brain outside of school, students are able to apply what they learn in martial arts. They come to understand what it takes for them to fully concentrate, and they witness the success that comes with being present 110%.

For more information on Martial Arts Snellville Georgia, visit here

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Written by: Christie McGowan

Karate Monroe is Pro Respectful Children

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If there is one lesson that people walk away with when participating in Karate Monroe, it is that everybody deserves respect. As our students learn about the importance of possessing respect for life, they also come to understand the reasons and ways to show respect in general. As the Karate Monroe Dojang (martial arts studio) resembles a house –one that practices good etiquette– the students’ attitudes towards their parents and house changes. By practicing the essentials of respect at Karate Monroe, children are more respectful at home.

In Karate Monroe, being respectful is important and part of the culture of where the martial arts originates. One way we teach Karate Monroe students to show respect to your peers is through bowing. This act symbolizes the idea that the person bowing acknowledges the person who is a higher rank than him. And there are different types of bows. At Karate Monroe, the students learn that different bows are for different levels of belts. For example, a small bow is acceptable to a peer who is the same belt degree. In contrast, a big bow is better when greeting the master and grandmaster. Another way respect is taught in Karate Monroe, the yelling responses of, “Yes, sir!” or “Yes, ma’am!” This act of respect being demonstrated by the student shows the higher belt/instructor that s/he is focusing, listening, and ready for action.

Overall, Karate Monroe provides its students an understanding of respecting higher ranks, whether it is parents, elders, teachers, peers, managers, etc. When students learn to show respect, they also see that people return the respect.

From our program at Karate Monroe, parents have seen a change in habit amongst their kids. Parents are happier when their child starts doing chores without asking, listening to their rules more, and even giving their teachers a similar amount of respect. The lesson of respect is sometimes hard to learn, but with Karate Monroe, we can help in that department. And as a result, the community and our future leaders are in better shape.

For more information on Karate Monroe, visit Karate Monroe.

6 Ways Karate Norcross Will Improve Your Child’s Life Social Life

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Karate Norcross provides such a positive experience, that its impact lasts in the students for a long time: the accomplishments, the lessons, and most importantly—the friendships. Martial arts would not be the same if it were not for the instructors and peers. As a child, if anything was learned it was that having friends make living life better. 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 a martial arts program, the friendships built throughout classes will boost your child’s self-esteem when trying to make friends everywhere else.

6 Ways Karate Norcross Will Improve Your Child’s Life Social Life.

Karate Norcross is…

  1. An opportunity to meet kids of the same age. While your child associates with other children at school, meeting more boys/girls at Karate Norcross adds a bigger variety.
  2. A way to connect with kids who have similar interests. Being involved in activities outside of school will give your child more opportunities to branch out. If your child loves martial arts, or shows an interest in it, being around martial artists his age will start numerous conversations and excitement.
  3. An icebreaker. Your child sharing news about the latest accomplishments in Karate Norcross will fascinate classmates, teachers, relatives, and many more people s/he associates with.
  4. A way to bond with other people. By working together all of the time, whether it is by holding a target for your partner or collaborating on other exercises, students cannot help but bond. Especially when kids start hanging out at other Karate Norcross events and outside of class hangouts, the friendships built from martial arts are impactful.
  5. An experience that helps individuals learn more about themselves. As your child becomes more familiar with the martial arts ropes, s/he understands more about how to lead themselves through all kinds of obstacles.
  6. A lesson on how to work and to get along with all types of people. The beauty of Karate Norcross is that all sorts of people walk through our doors. And it is more beautiful to see all of these different children, teens, and adults working together—and enjoying each other’s company!

Making friends can be a struggle that affects your child’s self-esteem. By signing up your child for something to look forward to after school, a physical and social activity like Karate Norcross will brighten up his/her mood. By learning how to make friends at one place, your child will be more confident socially in all areas of life.

For more information on Karate Norcross, visit Karate Norcross.

 

Board Breaking at Karate Snellville

Board Breaking at Choe’s HapKiDo Karate Snellville provides challenges to our students, but there is a great feeling of accomplishment when breaking a board—or boards!—is successful. Some students may recall the first board that they broke as being one of the most memorable times during their journey at Karate Snellville.

The first time to break a board, the moment becomes surreal because you are staring at the instructor who is holding a solid, thick board in front of you. In turn, the instructor is also looking at you, waiting for you to attempt a break. While staring, you may have flashes of the Karate Kid film series coming to mind. Suddenly, you realize the martial arts world is way cool.

If at first you did not succeed in breaking the board, you can try again. Maybe it was your mind that stopped your fist before you tried to hammer through. Or maybe your mind was on the target, but the strike was not strong enough. After the second or third attempt of trying to physically break the board as hard as possible, you understand the necessity of also focusing the mind: on the target, on the weight of your fist, on the momentum that is needed, on your fighting stance, on your breath, on the spot behind the board that your fist must come through, and on the yell that will travel loudly from your gut.

After the first break, Karate Snellville students’ confidence rises. Before they know it, they will overcome board break techniques using the heel, palm, elbow, and many more. As board breaking looks like a performance test, it is very much one. The practice is a demonstration of all practice coming together, where the mind and body must work in cooperation, in unison.

For more information on Choe’s HapKiDo Karate Snellville, visit Karate Snellville.

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Black Belts are Warriors! – Karate Norcross

At Choe’s HapKiDo in Norcross, Georgia, it is a big honor when our students receive their black belts. Not only is the day big for us, but most importantly for the students. In the video, the young man who receives his black belt at our Karate Norcross location represents hard work, perseverance, and success.

As shared in the video, Master Cody Foor shares his perspective, “The journey to black belt is not an easy one. This is the journey of a warrior. It is full of challenges. Nobody makes it alone. We all support each other.”  In addition to students having desire to learn martial arts, the help to achieve black belt comes from the instructors, peers, family, friends, and other influential people who show support. The longer we spend time together, the more we become more of a family. Together we train, spar each other, hold targets for one another, comfort all when in pain, help each other achieve goals, and celebrate each other’s hard work and victories.

Spending time with the martial arts family like the one in Karate Norcross is special time. The bond we share is intimate, strong, and we have each other’s backs.

Congratulations Instructor Williams! We are super proud!

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

 

Why Sign Up for the Summer Championship? – Karate Cumming Georgia

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Have you signed up for Choe’s 2015 Summer Championship at Karate Cumming Georgia yet?

In a little over 2 weeks, the will soon be here! The summer competition is a day filled event full of Black Belt Testing, Kids Sparring and Board Breaking Competition, Adult Sparring and Board Breaking Competition, and Black Belt Sparring and Board Breaking Competition. Karate Cumming Georgia and all other locations are excited to participate in another Choe’s HapKiDo summer championship! While there are awesome shiny trophies to look forward to winning, Karate Cumming Georgia shares other perspectives of the day to also look forward to.

What to look forward to:

Refining your martial arts practice. Similar to the belt tests where one’s skills are presented in front of judges and peers, the championships also provide students a different way to demonstrate their practices. While belt tests evaluate students on an individual basis, the excitement and adrenaline of competing inspires students to polish their skills and become even better martial artists. For Karate Cumming Georgia and all other schools, the competitions are where everything from training comes together.

Meeting HapKiDo students from different schools and states. Meeting other HapKiDo students from miles away adds a cool perspective to the competition: the love of HapKiDo is also practiced across the states! In fact, the championships bring together all Choe’s HapKiDo schools from four states: Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.

Watching and cheering on your peers as they compete. In addition to watching higher black belts testing for their second degree and above belts, you will also get to watch and show support to your classmates. Your peers and family will cheer you on, and you will also feel the same excitement to cheer on others. The overall effect is positive!

Win or lose, the summer championships that Karate Cumming Georgia and other locations compete in are meant to bring out your best. To have the guts to compete, to train hard, and to accept all positives and negatives are applicable skills for other events that happen in your life. Whether you are aiming for a leadership role or a promotion at work, these ethics are important to grasp so to learn and to do well.

For more information on signing up for the championship, see your instructor ASAP! You can also visit our Facebook event page here.

We hope to see you all at Choe’s 2015 Summer Championship!

 

6 Benefits of Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Cumming Georgia

6 Great Benefits of Learning HapKiDo as a Martial Art

Finding a hobby or an exercise that provides the best benefits can be difficult, but have you considered trying out martial arts, such as HapKiDo? It is one of the best martial arts Cumming Georgia has to offer and here are six great benefits that you, your kids or even the whole family can gain from learning HapKiDo:

Adult Martial Arts Cumming Georgia
Adult Martial Arts Cumming Georgia

1. Great for Physical Health and Exercise

Learning and practicing martial arts is good for the body. It keeps you physically active and keeps us fit, no matter how old you are. Kids can certainly benefit from physical training to grow up as strong individuals and learn at an early age how their body moves in different ways. The exercises, stances and HapKiDo moves will teach them the natural movement of their arms and legs and how to balance their weight. Martial arts will also enhance and improve the motor skills and enable them to be prepared for other physical sports such as basketball or football.  When practicing martial arts, it is very likely that the whole body will be used and every muscle will be flexed. It is also good for the heart, strengthens the immune system, increases your energy levels and is an excellent outlet for releasing stress.

2. Great for Learning about Discipline and Respect

This is especially beneficial for young kids and adults who wish for their children to learn about discipline and respect, something that is often not learned in regular schools. HapKiDo teaches its students the value of inner peace and being calm on the inside. Kids sometimes learn about discipline or respect the hard way, so why not make it more interesting by enrolling them in martial arts? Even adults can still rediscover discipline in the form of self-control. In this world of instant gratification with little thought to consequences, it can give parents and grownups an edge by calming down and thinking it over carefully before making a decision.

3. Great for Boosting Self-Confidence

Having self-confidence can lead to better quality of life in almost all aspects. Children are more prone to having less self-confidence, so give them an early start with HapKiDo martial arts training. Leveling up and earning martial arts rankings or winning in matches and competition can make a person feel good about himself, leading him or her to think that anything can be done with hard work and determination. Good self-confidence can also lead a person to become more sociable, plus it can make him or her more independent and able to work alone with amazing results. Having a healthy amount of self-esteem can also protect your kids or teenagers to think for themselves and not be influenced easily by negative elements.

4. Great for Increasing Focus and Concentration

Imagine the amount of work you can do by having the mental capacity to be very creative and be productive while at home, at work, or anywhere you choose. The factors that make it work are focus and concentration. The value of focus in today’s world is a forgotten art, with the media and companies showing loud videos and music, vying for your attention with in-your-face advertisements. You can easily lose focus while on the computer, on the road or at work. HapKiDo values meditation as part of the discipline, and with it you can increase your concentration and focus gradually. You can then apply this to real-life situations such as being able to listen attentively, finishing work faster, or having the means to pursue the hobby that you love with a passion.

5. Great for Acquiring Self-Defense Skills

Learning self-defense skills while practicing martial arts Cumming Georgia such as HapKiDo will provide the individual the strength to fight back in times of emergency. This becomes an invaluable tool that kids and adults can utilize to repel off attackers, or defend our loved ones. The great thing about martial arts as a defense skill is that you do not need anything else but your body and mind to protect yourself. You will not need any weapons or equipment which may not be at hand all of the time. Martial arts will also impart upon the individual a mental alertness that is essential in facing volatile situations and the presence of mind to react decisively in case of accidents.

Kids Martial Arts Cumming Georgia
Kids Martial Arts Cumming Georgia

6. Great for Coordination, Teamwork and Fun

Are you looking for an awesome activity for the whole family? Signing up for HapKiDo as a martial arts program is a great way to get everyone involved. There is no age limit, and anyone from kids to parents can enjoy and spend time together. Teamwork is practiced in different training and sparring sessions. Enrolling with your whole family can prove to be a fun and unforgettable experience that everyone will cherish. It also helps to close the generation gap between parents and siblings.

Why do kids want to quit Martial Arts Classes?

What to do when kids want to quit Martial Arts Classes…

Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes

After attending martial arts classes for some time, it is not uncommon for some children to tell their parents they would like to quit because they are “bored.” If you’re the parent of such a child, you may be wondering whether you should allow him or her to stop taking lessons. How do you know when to encourage your child to continue and when it’s appropriate to quit? Here are some things to consider.

Seeing the Value

Parents are only likely to insist that their child continues with an activity if they see value in it themselves. As such, you should ask yourself whether or not anything could be gained from continuing karate classes.  Think about the benefits such as increased self-esteem, better concentration and enhanced self-discipline, and then consider whether your child will be able to obtain those same benefits elsewhere.

On the other hand, if your child hasn’t benefited, you may want to ask yourself why. Is HapKiDo something that just doesn’t interest your child, or has your son or daughter really not given it a fair shot? Has your child attended classes faithfully, or has the commitment level been lower than it should have? You should make your decision only after carefully looking at all these factors, and remember why you started!

The Value of Commitment

Martial Arts Classes in Georgia

Martial Arts Classes in Georgia

Child development experts agree that there is something to be said for teaching kids the value of commitment. That doesn’t mean you should never allow them to quit anything, but what it does mean is that you should establish firm boundaries for doing so. For example, many parents allow their children to try martial arts in order to determine if it’s something they would like to pursue. Once they decide to continue, they must commit to doing it for a certain period of time, perhaps six months to one year. Only after that time period has elapsed may they withdraw.

Establishing time limits on quitting is beneficial because it teaches kids to preserve even when the going gets tough. Many times, children become frustrated because they have reached a training plateau, and elect to quit rather than face the challenge. Teaching them to overcome frustration is an important part of child development, and is something that will only help them handle difficult situations as adults.

Taking a Break

You may feel as though your child isn’t ready to quit, but simply needs to take a break for awhile. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the length of the break. Taking a week or so off from time to time may be a good idea in order to allow your son or daughter some time to focus. Any more than that, and you run the risk of him or her falling out of routine and electing not to continue. What’s more, other students are likely to progress during your absence, leaving your child feeling inadequate because he or she is now “behind.” For this reason, we advise against taking extended breaks from karate class.
Eliminating Regret

It can be easy to give in when your child wants to quit; however, before saying yes immediately, you may want to think it over to ensure you do not regret doing so later. A part of normal child development for many kids involves indecisiveness, so it’s not uncommon for children to quit only to decide they want to re-enroll only a short time later.

Disenrollment Conference

If your child would like to quit our dojo, we recommend a disenrollment conference in our office to determine the reason. Many times, kids want to quit karate class because they are interested in pursuing other activities that may not have as much value. Your son or daughter may also want to spend more time with children who are not enrolled in classes, and feel that quitting would be the only way to do so. By finding out why your child wants to quit, we can work together to determine if doing so would be truly beneficial.

Nearly every child wants to quit martial arts at one point or another, including those who go on to earn black belts. Just because your child has expressed an interest in quitting doesn’t necessarily mean discontinuing in our program is the best choice. It’s important to take several factors into account before deciding to give up on an activity that provides so many unique benefits.

Kids Martial Arts Classes in Georgia
Kids Martial Arts Classes in Georgia

Why Should Students Be Tested?

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The thrill of martial arts testing hits everyone, but these events also cause nervousness, hesitation, and sometimes the desire to push them off. These low-energy vibes are common with all sorts of testing. With martial arts, the tests test everything about a person. From strength, to flexibility, to respect, to confidence, and to many more aspects, belt tests produce healthy doses of adrenaline and the desire to progress. At Choe’s HapKiDo, our exams are meant to encourage students, not to bring them down. A panel of instructors observes students’ techniques and forms, and we show support to all testers. Even if testing is voluntary, students should be tested because it contributes to their growth as a martial artist.

Why Should Students Be Tested? – They Reel in Many Benefits!

They Give A Sense of Purpose. Belt tests add to the importance of goal making for students. When there are goals in mind, the work practiced has a purpose. They act as guides of wanting to progress, to strive for being the best.

They Show Great Progress. As a result of goals, the tests are evidence for hard work that pays off. The tests also act as time markers. And after a year of HapKiDo Karate, students can reflect on how far they have come since January. These events make for good times to remember!

They Build Confidence. When students overcome something like a martial arts test, especially when hesitant, their confidence increases. They witness their bodies and minds moving exactly how they practiced, and they see how good they are. It is good for instructors to tell students the good work they have done, but it is also important for students to also think that.

They are Inspirations to Keep Going. At belt tests, students are around other levels – higher belts and lower belts. They have the opportunity to watch what to look forward to next and to also refuel their tanks of wanting to reach black belt level.

If we never take the opportunity to rise to the occasion of tests, then how are we to know about the quality of our work. Within each belt test, martial artists grow. They will build their repertoire of finishing what they started, and they will also become less fearful of obstacles because of good qualities that develop: confidence, respect, concentration, humility, and perseverance. And with consistent practice at a place like Choe’s HapKiDo, students aspire to be great leaders.

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

5 Ways to Improve Your Technique

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Practicing martial arts like, Choe’s HapKiDo, is like trying to build a house — a strong foundation is needed. If for instance the pipes are loose after the work is done, construction workers will bash in the nice, polished wall plaster so to tighten the leaky spots. Like other sports, your technique in martial arts contributes to everything. And if time is not taken to perfect technique, then there could be problems further down the road. In fact, sometimes correcting technique requires breaking old habits so to replace them with better ones. Whether it is a certain kick or a self-defense move, there are effective ways to improve technique in martial arts.

5 Ways to Improve Your Technique

Practice Consistently. If reaching good level is desired, then dedication to practice consistently is necessary. Especially when getting to class is difficult on some days, set aside time to practice. The exercise will be good, and staying polished is more possible.

Work on Form at a Slower Pace. As a piano teacher will say, “Perfect practice makes perfect.” If you are struggling with a technique at a fast pace, try practicing at slower pace. This way, one can focus on being able to perform the technique error free. When the muscles are used to the movement, then gradually increase the speed of movement while remaining error free.

Strengthen the Other Muscles that Contribute to the Technique. The technique performed may look good, but the form could improve with some strengthening exercises for the surrounding muscles. For example, an arm might look good, but it is also made up of different components that require different workouts: shoulder, upper arm, forearm, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers. In martial arts, working on a kick repetitively will strengthen some muscles, but to spend time to develop all the leg muscles as a whole will result in a stronger form.

Brush Off the Mess Ups. It is okay to mess up a technique, just avoid getting caught up in the frustration of it all. Make it a must to practice with continuous good attitude.

Ask for Feedback. Having someone else’s eyes to review a technique performed is beneficial. Especially asking advice from ad experts, they will be able to provide feedback with suggestions on how to improve.

Keep up the good work!

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

Take Good Care of Yourself

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Sometimes taking charge of personal health is forced. After a person experiences the wrath of something like diabetes, GERD, asthma, high blood pressure or even depression, there is suddenly a push to do whatever it takes to be healthy. By starting a regime of good eating and exercising, people who need to address health problems find they can live more freely and be less worrisome of current health levels.

Even if you do not have health issues, taking care of yourself is a choice that can be turned into fun. I Love Kickboxing is a cool community to become a part of. By being around kickboxing instructors that have struggled with what you are going through, you will be around people who understand and can help you. Our workouts are so innovative and fun that they make getting into shape and eating healthier awesome. We have awesome kickboxing events such as DJ night, that the workouts feel more like you are rocking out and punching large punching bags. You will look, feel, and move great!

Choosing to take good care of yourself can also inspire the people in your life to do the same. People look up to you, and they will naturally imitate what you do. If those people see you happy because of being fit and confident about yourself, they will want to do the same. And by having experience of developing good habits to have a healthier life, you will be able to help those who are struggling.

Start to make good habits and treat the body well. You only have one body to live in, and it can suffer from your choices. Taking care of yourself allows one to live more care free and helps influence the surrounding people. If you have the opportunity to make changes, take advantage of them all.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Five Reasons to Kickbox

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What’s the best excuse that you have come up with to skip exercise?

Dog ate your energy?
You left your workout clothes at home?
You were running late to the gym?

If you are trying to turn exercising into a habit, try to find or create a bulletproof plan that will prevent you from stopping. Especially with exercising, to lightly excuse yourself on workout day could develop into a bigger habit. If your workout plan will be successful by hiring a personal trainer or pushing a friend to also get fit, then go for it! In addition to finding ways to not stop, also consider checking out your local kickboxing studio for extra fitness tips and support! To be around an environment that is highly interactive with fitness will keep you inspired.

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Five Reasons to Kickbox at I Love Kickboxing:

  1. It’s indoors all the time. Weather can be a significant influence to workout time. Rain or shine, by making it to a group fitness class like kickboxing, you are guaranteed less hassle of the personal debate, “I should not workout today.” Plus, signing up for classes will make them feel like appointments. People may not like the dentist, but they’ll most likely go if they have an appointment. But kickboxing is WAY MORE FUN than the dentist.
  2. Someone is there to always push you. Kickboxing instructors make a huge difference in someone’s workout. Home workouts are awesome too, but sometimes it’s good to have a coach for the extra push. It’s tempting to stop when you start feeling pain, but having someone on the outside rooting for you to hold for an extra ten seconds will reel in benefits!
  3. It’s opened at least six days a week. Check out the locations near you. From sunrise to sun down, there are awesome kickboxing classes throughout the day.
  4. It’s valuable time to release stress and renew your energy. Mood also affects someone’s will to workout. Don’t be a victim of moods either! Have it in your head that you can have at it on large punching bags.
  5. There are always workout buddies here. Finding workout pals can be great motivators, but even the regulars will sometimes have to bail. Kickboxing classes are always full of people also trying to reach their fitness goals. Join in on the fun, and they will also become fantastic exercise buds!

Excuses are easy to come up with, but it’s not fine when they pull you away from fitness goals. You will feel so much more accomplished when you shed the desired weight in addition to triumphing over the times of wanting to stop.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Using Different Learning Styles in Martial Arts

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Applying students’ different learning styles in martial arts can make a big difference in their experiences. For example, when adapting to new material, some students might do well just by listening while other students may want to take notes throughout class. By grasping new information with the way they learn best, especially with a martial art like HapKiDo, students will be able to enjoy the program more.

One way that Choe’s HapKiDo likes to expand its students’ experience is to engage in the Korean culture. In addition to practicing its etiquette, students gradually learn the HapKiDo-style kicks in Korean. Therefore, time is spent trying to memorize these terms. Referring back to the different learning styles in martial arts, how someone learns the terms might be different as there are different ways to absorb new material:

  1. Memorizing terms by staring at them on a sheet of paper; pictures and colors will also help. (visual)
  2. Listening to recordings of the terms being spoken. (auditory)
  3. Say the Korean terms while practicing the moves. (tactile)

Whichever style works, arranging the terms in certain ways can help too.

-One way, start with the terms that you use frequently:

AN DA RI CHA GI
Inside Kick

BA GAT DA RI CHA GI
Outside Kick

YUP CHA GI
Side Kick

-Another way, you can group the terms that look/sound similar:

AN DA RI CHA GI
Inside Kick

AN DA RI CHA NUT GI
Inside Low Scoop Kick

At least with the 24 basic kicks that will never go away, there are many more ways to have productive study times, and finding ways to make sense of any type of information helps a lot! If it means bothering a co-worker or friend to quiz you or writing them on your hand for non-test times, then try it out!

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

 

Find Motivation to Exercise When It’s Cold

 

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If the recent change in weather has thrown you off from wanting to exercise in the cold, then at least find motivation to attempt indoor exercises. As it feels great to stay snuggled on the couch with a blanket, calories won’t be burned that way. Besides, the more your body moves around, the warmer you’ll feel. If you wore layers at the beginning of your workout, a good one will have you remove a couple of them from burning and sweating — the cold air will actually feel good!

These workouts can be done indoors and outdoors alike: jumping jacks, squats, burpees, push-ups, lunges, running up and down the stairs. To move consistently with the heart rate pumping in the cardio zone for 30 minutes is an accomplishment. An hour will make you feel even more pumped! Or if you feel brave to exercise in the cold outside, having warm coffee waiting for you when you get back could be a good push. Other motivators can include music, dogs, workout partners, and rewards.

OR, if you need motivation to workout indoors, check out the all-year round studios of I Love Kickboxing. You only have to step outside a little bit to reach your car. However, once you make it through our doors, feel excited for all that you will have access to: fitness coaches for motivation, space to run around, large body-sized punching bags, fitness companions, the opportunity to have fun, and a guaranteed good wholesome workout.

Whatever the reason, you need to find ways to continue exercising during cold weather so that you can still reach your goals. Like the cold, hard-earned results can also be temporary. If you can overcome working out when it’s cold, you will be in awesome shape for spring and summer! You will also feel that you really earned the recent status achieved.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Belly Breathe to Have Better Health

Do you chest breathe or belly breathe? Which leads to better health?

Get better health with finding out how you breath.  With a hand on your chest and the other on your stomach — if the hand on your chest rises, then you are using your chest (Sisson).

How you breathe affects your body systems and well-being. By adjusting the breath flow to come directly from your belly versus chest, you utilize the maximum capacity of your lungs, improve cardiovascular and digestive systems, and reduce stress and anxiety. If you can retrain to breathe like the soft rise and fall of a baby’s belly, the “slow, rhythmic diaphragmatic breathing [will produce] relaxed energy” (Rossman). Whereas chest breathing can contribute to chest pains and be the reason for having trouble breathing, belly breathing allows oxygen to fully circulate the body.

Since  is a better way to breathe is belly breathe, sports and other activities will emphasize to breathe the diaphragmatic way. Developing a natural breathing rhythm supplied from the belly supports yoga, kickboxing, running, singing, yelling, sleeping, and many more tasks.

For information on how to belly breathe visit here for the slow, diaphragmatic technique.

How Can I Love Kickboxing help?

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Including exercise throughout the week will strengthen your heart, lungs, and prevent illnesses. Especially when you have jobs that do not require a lot of moving around on foot, you are in danger of the risks from not working out. Rule of thumb, it is good to aim for at 30 minutes a day, and to do more will only benefit you more! To engage in exercise regularly will allow you to improve in belly breathing, which in turn will only benefit you.

I Love Kickboxing is a sly way to trick your body into like exercising. A large amount of fun exists because although the classes can be intense, kickboxers meet more that the minimal amount of exercise a day. Everyone becomes strong and fitter, and they experience the awesome feeling of taking more on. To see physical body progress in weeks, months, years is exciting and boosts everyone’s mood. Plus, having a racing heart from the cardio workouts will stimulate an opportunity to try to naturally circulate breathing more naturally and effortlessly.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

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Citations:

Rossman, Jeffery. “Mind-Mood-Body Advisor: Why You Should Breathe Like A Baby.” Diaphragmatic Breathing and Health. Rodale News, 12 Oct. 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

Sisson, Mark. “How to Breathe Correctly.” Mark’s Daily Apple. Mark’s Daily Apple, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

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Written by: Christie McGowan

Belly Breathing Improves Everything

Do you breathe from your chest or your belly?

With a hand on your chest and the other on your stomach — if the hand on your chest rises, then you are using your chest (Sisson).

How you breathe affects your body systems and well-being. By adjusting the breath flow to come directly from your belly versus chest, you utilize the maximum capacity of your lungs, improve cardiovascular and digestive systems, and reduce stress and anxiety. If you can retrain to breathe like the soft rise and fall of a baby’s belly, the “slow, rhythmic diaphragmatic breathing [will produce] relaxed energy” (Rossman). Whereas chest breathing can contribute to chest pains and be the reason for having trouble breathing, belly breathing allows oxygen to fully circulate the body.

Since belly breathing is a better way to breathe, sports and other activities will emphasize to breathe the diaphragmatic way. Developing a natural breathing rhythm supplied from the belly supports yoga, martial arts, kickboxing, running, singing, yelling, sleeping, and many more tasks.

For information on how to breathe from belly visit here for the slow, diaphragmatic technique.

How Can Choe’s HapKiDo help?

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Including exercise throughout the week will strengthen your heart, lungs, and prevent illnesses. Especially when you have jobs that do not require a lot of moving around on foot, you are in danger of the risks from not working out. Rule of thumb, it is good to aim for at 30 minutes a day, and to do more will only benefit you more! To engage in exercise regularly will allow you to improve in belly breathing, which in turn will only benefit you.

Choe’s HapKiDo is a sly way to trick your body into liking exercising and practicing to belly breathe. A large amount of fun exists because all students work towards becoming better in kicks, self-defense, and sparring. In everyone’s minds, reaching black belt level and beyond signifies as a level of perfection. As a result of having goals, students find themselves willing to work on all physical and mental areas.

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

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Citations:

Rossman, Jeffery. “Mind-Mood-Body Advisor: Why You Should Breathe Like A Baby.” Diaphragmatic Breathing and Health. Rodale News, 12 Oct. 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

Sisson, Mark. “How to Breathe Correctly.” Mark’s Daily Apple. Mark’s Daily Apple, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

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Written by: Christie McGowan

Martial Arts Buford Teaches Kids Confidence

Children who suffer from low self esteem may do poorly in school, Martial Arts Buford Gabecome withdrawn socially, or develop disciplinary problems. One of the best ways to enhance your child’s confidence is by enrolling him or her in Choe’s Martial Arts Buford Ga.  Martial arts in Buford develops healthy self esteem in children, while also reinforcing the concepts of respect, discipline and physical fitness.

The primary purpose of martial arts Classes in Buford is teaching children self defense moves. This is especially important for children who are being bullied, as it shows them they don’t have to be victims. In turn, bullied children may no longer be fearful because they know they can protect themselves by using martial arts techniques if and when the situation arises.

While Choe’s Martial Arts School in Buford does teach self defense, it nonetheless stresses the importance of avoiding a physical conflict whenever possible. As such, your child will learn it’s not always necessary to fight someone for self protection, and this can result in him or her being more assertive than before. The fact that children can stand up for themselves in a non-threatening way will make them more confident, and also decreases the odds of them getting in trouble for doing so.

At first, performing many of the martial arts moves may seem awkward for many children.  As time goes on, movements will become easier and easier, which in turn will increase the amount of confidence they have.  Knowing they have accomplished something through hard work and discipline results in children feeling good about themselves and striving to accomplish even more so that the cycle is constantly being repeated.

Advancing in belt rank also helps build confidence. In Buford martial arts school, each child begins at the same level, and must meet certain requirements in order to be promoted. What this means is that your son or daughter will know without a doubt that he or she earned a promotion, which is something to feel good about. The more your child advances, the more respect he or she is shown from other students, which in turn can also help increase self esteem.

Many children are self conscious about speaking or performing in front of others. Taking Martial arts lessons Buford Ga will allow them to overcome this fear, as kids are frequently given opportunities to help instruct classes and/or train new students. They’ll also be required to perform in front of a panel when testing for a new belt level.  In time, doing these things will be something they are comfortable doing, meaning they will feel more confident when others are watching.
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Enrolling your children in martial arts Buford Ga can be a very effective way to enhance their self esteem. Martial arts is also an excellent form of exercise, so kids can benefit both mentally and physically from taking classes.

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts

www.BraseltonMartialArts.com

(770) 967-1700

Fitness Kickboxing: Great Self-Defense!

Fitness kickboxing classes are a unique, fun workout that reels in multiple benefits from both martial arts and boxing. By combining two sports that involve competitive fighting, the teachings of basic kicks and punches can provide as beneficial self-defense mechanisms. And what’s more, these workouts are in addition to fast-calorie burning cardio and interval exercises.

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Not everyone wants to go head to head with someone, but we can all have access to getting in shape. In fact, I Love Kickboxing shows that we can all train hard and look BEYOND fabulous! Our kickboxing studios lead people to the way of confident, well-sculpted bodies. They will love the new energy gained, and they will look at life through better lives. If people can see that they can push over a big wall that’s in their way, their approach to life’s obstacles will be more fearless.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Improve Self with Self Defense Classes Georgia!

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Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Teaches Self Defense Classes Georgia

A martial art such as HapKiDo teaches an indefinite number of lessons that intertwine with one another. On top of offering great self defense classes Georgia, one lesson that will always continue is one’s judgment with distancing. This skill is important when it comes to practicing kicks on still targets and moving targets.

While still targets allow students to perfect distancing, moving targets require them to constantly adjust their distances so to obtain the perfect length to apply a move in mind. If the student is too far away, then he/she will miss the target and be not as effective. On the other hand, if the student is too close, he/she may try to adjust awkwardly so to meet the target. The power behind these types of moves is better when the distance between you and the target is met directly with good distance. And the desired distance is different from person to person as legs (and arms!) come in all sorts of lengths. But with practice, everyone can improve.

One of the cool benefits of martial arts classes is that people learn more about their body design, and how to best apply it. Especially when we see many types of people come in, it is fantastic when everyone can learn and enjoy our HapKiDo Karate program!

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

A positive atmosphere to learn Martial Arts Buford Ga

Buford Ga Martial ArtsMartial Arts is a great activity for residents in Buford Georgia to become involved in for countless different reasons.  Of course there are the physical benefits such as weight loss, improved endurance and strength, increased flexibility and coordination.  But some of the best and most sought after benefits of Martial Arts are non physical!  Character traits such as confidence, respect, honor, focus and humility are some of the invaluable traits that students can benefit from when participating in a Martial Arts program in Buford Ga.  One of the most important things people look for when searching for a Martial Arts School is the atmosphere at the school.  Are the Karate Instructors positive and encouraging?  Is the Martial Arts Training facility clean and safe?   Are the other martial arts students supportive and friendly?  These are all very important questions to ask when preparing to start the Black Belt journey!

In order to  learn the self defense and gain all the amazing benefits of HapKiDo you need to find a school of Martial Arts Buford Ga that has an environment that in conducive to learning!  The black belt instructors at Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Buford Ga are professionally trained on teaching our character development programs, HapKiDo’s world famous practical self defense methods, and on top of that they are trained on how to create an environment that will encourage personal growth and the growth of the community as a whole.  Unfortunately there are always going to be martial arts in Buford that are lacking in the development of a positive atmosphere, but this is such an important part of the Martialbuford martial arts classes Arts experience, especially for our kids martial arts programs!  Moms in Buford Georgia rave about the Martial Arts Classes at Choe’s HapKiDo.  It is so important that kids learn at a young age the importance of personal development, and become leaders among their peers.  Buford kids who take martial arts at Choe’s HapKiDo learn the importance of being their best, and always putting 100% effort into all things they do.  Learning this at a young age will give the student a jump start that will give them a boost in life!  At Choe’s Martial Arts Academy we strongly feel that if we empower people with the knowledge of how to develop themselves and those around them that we can create an exponentially growing movement of positive change in the Buford community and eventually the world!

Imagine if you will, a Martial Arts school that you felt safe attending, and was comfortable enrolling your children in a program there because you were confident that by attending class not only would you learn the physical side of Martial Arts and gain the character traits of being a Black  Belt, but also you and your family would be a part of a culture that promoted growth and learning in every area of your life!  How valuable would it be to be a part of such an organization?  When taking Classes at Choe’s Martial Arts Buford you are not only given a first class Martial Arts education in a state of the art training facility, but you also become a member of our family.

Come check us out on Facebook and see what everyone is raving about!  We would love to have you as a part of our school 🙂

 

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Buford Georgia

Buford, Georgia 30518

(770) 967-1700

www.BraseltonMartialArts.com

Stay Committed! – I Love Kickboxing

fkbThink back to the times of your achievements. The best part of these moments is that they can range from any size: rising early enough to eat breakfast before work every day, filling up the car tank early morning, earning all A’s for one term, running a 5K, losing weight — the list could be longer! But regardless of the size of these successes, they all have one element in common: commitment.

Your 2015 resolutions may have started with inspiration and motivation, but now commitment needs to step in. By possessing this asset, good will happen. It will also bring in other factors to help achieve goals such as loyalty, self-discipline, and self-respect. There will be obstacles, and there will probably be sweat. But keep in mind that the tougher the challenge, the better you will be.

It is still only the second month of 2015, and you pursuing a resolutions goal may already be trialing. You might be tired and discouraged right now, but do not quit now. Take a day or two of a break, complain more to relieve frustration, or anything else. But DO NOT let yourself fold over.

Be consistent, work hard, sweat lots, overcome obstacles, and beam at all the rewards that will come at the end.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

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Overcome Challenges! — I Love Martial Arts Georgia

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Problems. Either you can live with or do something about them. At Choe’s HapKiDo, we influence, train, and encourage students to overcome obstacles. Developing this positive mindset is important because life throws curve balls at people all the time. Some people are stopped by challenges, but it is better when someone can get back up and keep going.

This good habit can turn into an effective skill. Especially when people will not always be available to help, it is beneficial when one can influence self to carry on. To be self-driven will help you grow in other areas such as self-discipline and dedication. For instance, self-discipline requires training that will produce near-perfect results. In order to do that, the individual must show dedication to wanting improve in any given discipline. And during the journey of trying to become better, challenges pop up everywhere: financial problems, health factors, discouragements, and much more. How people handle challenges will add to their journey.

If you can help it, why not do things that will help you succeed in the long run. A well-rounded martial arts program like Choe’s HapKiDo will show you how to do that. It will take practice, and you will need to persevere, but it is the way to be successful!

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

I Love Martial Arts Georgia – A Guidance that Helps to Find Self

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Talent is a gift. But without training to utilize it, a person will miss out on knowing its full potential. To find a way to use it turns into a skill.

To be given a body and mind to operate are big gifts; the beautiful aspect of these gifts is that none are exactly alike because the types of individuals exceed infinitely. When struggles with confidence and self-respect arise amongst individuals, these signs indicate that they need a change in perspective. With positive guidance, people can become braver in finding themselves and seeing their capabilities.

Choe’s HapKiDo is all about improving one’s mind and body. The techniques, exercises, and tests are intelligently designed so that everyone can learn this martial art. And at everyone’s own pace, h/she discovers underlying potential. By overcoming obstacles such as thinking a kick cannot be accomplished and then blowing it out of the water, individuals start believing in themselves more.

A student’s growth while spending time with us has happened over and over, but with each new accomplishment adds a new meaning and event to someone’s life. To students, finishing what they started contributes to their journey of finding self.

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

Make New Connections at Martial Arts Georgia

Choe’s HapKiDo opens its doors to support the community in learning the value of health, self-respect, and self-defense. From students of ages 4 and up, everyone benefits from the opportunities provided through our program. With instruction available at all times during class, the HapKiDo Karate instructors and peer become large sources needed to stay motivated and inspired.

Small or tall, students are always getting their ninja on! HapKiDo is fantastic because the martial art is designed for all to learn.

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Choe’s HapKiDo classes provide great opportunities to make new friends that positively affect one’s social skills. There are always people to look forward to seeing and working with! Especially when growing up is difficult without friends, making some pals outside of school and work will boost confidence in individuals. The new set of friends will definitely inspire one to never stop trying to make friends in the future.

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

Kickboxing is Good Beyond A Rainy Day!

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Did you have to skip your run today because of the weather? Well, don’t sweat it! I Love Kickboxing is the perfect all-year-round fitness studio that will always meet your workout needs. From adding fitness instructors to your network and to maintaining a good fitness regimen, our program helps all reach their exercise goals.

All you need to do at our kickboxing studio is to show up with a pair of boxing gloves, and we will take care of the rest! Our classes will guide you through a workout that infuses cardio, resistance, and interval training. And within a few weeks, your eyes will be correct when they see positive changes of weight being lost and muscle beginning to develop nicely.

Every time you break a sweat through our program, you are on the way to improving your life! You’ll learn to push through hard work and the temptation to stop while you’re winning! Most of the times, it takes someone on the outside to push you to your best.

For more information on I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Kickboxing Locations:

Buckhead, Grayson, Cumming, Duluth, Loganville

Flowery Branch

Family Karate Classes! – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

dTime with your kids is precious because that phase goes by so fast. When they’re young, it’s the best opportunity to develop a solid relationship with them. If anything, kids and parents connect like magic when everyone is having fun! At Choe’s HapKiDo, we highly support the special relationship amongst kids and parents by providing family HapKiDo classes!

In addition to HapKiDo karate classes catering towards different age groups, our family classes are opportunities for the whole family to work out together! You will all get to do all parts of the classes together —from stretching, to cardio, to target kicking, and to self-defense.

We love watching parents, kids, and siblings enjoying themselves because of a mutual hobby such as Choe’s HapKiDo!

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

Make Mistakes to Become Awesome! – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

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It’s easy to fail at something, but it takes more effort to get back up. And as a kid, experiencing failures hit hard and sometimes leave scars. It feels humiliating and may cause people to stop what they like to do. But if you’re around the right kind of people and environment, making a mistake can help you grow rather than tear you down.

At Choe’s HapKiDo, students experience hands on that staying persistent contributes to the success of reaching goals. Whether it’s to attempt a kick over and over or to improve in other areas, they learn to brush off mistakes and to carry on. And the more mistakes they make, and the more they struggle with a certain kick, they can improve because guidance is always available. And within each belt accomplished, students increase in self-esteem and confidence and build their experience of reaching new levels through good practice and hard work.

In a way, failure gives people hope because it is known for a fact that we aren’t born perfect; it is in our nature to make mistakes so to become……………………………………………………………AWESOME.

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

The Importance of Team Work Skills – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

picOn top of learning respect and self-discipline, a child learning martial arts also develops team work skills. This kind of skill becomes important in life because the need for teamwork pops up frequently. Whether it’s in school, work, or other special situations, learning to cooperate with others to accomplish a task is not easy; it can cause stress and bring out the worst in people. But with teamwork training infused in martial art programs like at Choe’s HapKiDo, it contributes positively to our future leaders.

In any given martial arts class, working with partners or in groups can play greatly in a student’s success. When it comes to alternating turns to hold up a kicking target for peers, the students listen to each other, help all to improve, and literally contribute a hand or two. Students may not realize this, but they continuously practice exchanging good etiquette with one another. And a lot of the times, having and being a good partner in all aspects of training makes a big difference in training.

Regardless of the level of difficulty of team work, having developed multiple skills that contribute to being an effective individual in projects makes associating with all kinds of people easier.

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

I Love Martial Arts Georgia – We Can Help You Find Happiness!

Within each belt test, our HapKiDo students experience an overwhelming flow of thankfulness by the time they achieve a new colored belt. They had just seen all of their hard work paying off, they greet their instructors and family/friends afterwards, and there’s this celebratory expression of joy that is seen on all faces. For these students, passing a HapKiDo Karate test is an example of happiness that they will remember in the long run.

A martial art program like Choe’s HapKiDo can add happiness to any individual’s life because the classes guide all through actions that promote good health:

1) Exercise

2) Meditation

3) Socializing with family and friends

4) Relieving stress

5) Developing self-respect

Having a positive outlet that encourages all of these practices can be the difference between a bad and a good week. They all produce certain levels of happiness, and they definitely help people sleep better at night. Especially if there is something to always look forward to throughout the week, life suddenly become enjoyable!

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

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!

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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.

Hello, 2015! – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

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Happy New-Years-Eve Eve! As 2014 is approaching its final days, you are well on your way to start a new year!

Choe’s HapKiDo would like to thank everyone for a wonderful year of HapKiDo and Kickboxing! No matter what, be proud of the progress and accomplishments achieved within this year.  Whether you had just started or been growing all year, you have had many great moments to remember. We would like to say thanks for being a part of your year!

Happy New Years, and we look forward to an awesome 2015!

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!

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