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Kids Learn to Collaborate at Choe’s HapKiDo Grayson, GA

On 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 Grayson, GA , it contributes positively to our future leaders.

In any given martial arts class at Choe’s HapKiDo Grayson, GA, 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 and help all to improve. 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.

At Choe’s HapKiDo Grayson, GA,  kids completing tasks together builds their relationship with one another. From doing exercises and basic kicking in unison, they keep in mind of what the instructor at the front is doing and how they’re moving smoothly with their peers.

It is wonderful to see kids of different belt ranks help each other out. Especially when an upper belt student assists with a lower belt student’s technique, she or he starts to show care that the other student does well. Even if the student is completely different from the helper, the task given allows them to work together in harmony.

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 Grayson, GA, visit here

Choe’s HapKiDo Karate Bonds Families

Martial Arts creates a weekly opportunity for Family Time!

Time 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. Parents who train at Choe’s HapKiDo Karate find a significant difference in their relationships with their kids. In addition for Choe’s HapKiDo Karate teaching adult classes,  kids martial arts classes are just as beneficial.

One benefit for parents and children to train at Choe’s HapKiDo, it is an opportunity to bond as a family. There is always something to talk about the dinner table, and kids and parents alike are able to give each other feedback. The kids will be excited to show the parents the new kick that they are learning, and parents would be able to help them at home as an instructor would.

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 Karate!

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

Kids Karate Birthday Parties at Choe’s HapKiDo

On a day to day basis, we see kids thrive in our HapKiDo martial arts program. By guiding and watching these small humans grow in confidence, self-esteem and respect, they are able to apply these skills to all areas of life. Kids are happy when they see and believe the awesomeness that they are capable of. They experience hands-on that messing up is okay, and that perseverance is the key to accomplish goals.

For Kids Karate Birthday Parties at Choe’s HapKiDo takes the idea of a full HapKiDo class and makes the day bigger for the birthday superstar!

The party gang will have fun at our Kids Karate Birthday Parties, and they will learn some martial arts throughout the whole party. Everyone will have fun, and we help the birthday kid showcase his/her martial arts skills. Just like what we see when we teach class, your child’s confidence and self-esteem will soar by helping lead class, accomplishing the new martial arts techniques learned, breaking a board in front of all, and more!

After all of the fun and excitement of experiencing martial arts, a giant pizza party and snacks will be ready to refuel the ninjas’ appetites! And for the finale, the birthday star will have the honor and spotlight of karate chopping a yummy cake with a REAL Samurai Sword!

Kids Karate Birthday Parties are supervised fun and let the parents relax and enjoy themselves. Our parties are also flexible for parents to be involved too! Pick the birthday theme, and our HapKiDo martial arts staff will take care of everything else! We take charge of the planning, the setting up, AND THE CLEANING UP! After the party is are over, you and your birthday child can go home, look through the pictures, and smile on the day of fun. Also enjoy the big hugs and love from your child’s glowing face!

Book a spot for our Kids Karate Birthday Parties at Choe’s HapKiDo soon!

Kids love to come back to have us celebrate with them again, and our calendar fills up really quick. Book here!

How HapKiDo Karate Can Benefit Women

Martial arts can take anybody and turn him or her into something greater. While martial arts is considered a sport, it is more than that. It is about how well you can perform by yourself but also with others. If a person desires to improve on his or her martial art skills everyday, growth happens. Martial arts does not care whetherthe learner is a boy or a girl, but it matters that s/he wants to learn. We are at an exciting day and age where an increasing number of women participate in martial arts. What used to be a strictly male sport, people are now greatly accepting more possibilities.

Introducing girls to martial arts, like Choe’s HapKiDo Karate, shows them what life has to offer. While girls may like completely different things than boys, they understand that it’s perfectly okay to be themselves and to learn martial arts too. When they see that boys and girls alike both rock at HapKiDo karate, they also pick up that it is important to do just as well in other areas of life.

In addition to developing physical strength and endurance, girls also learn the importance of self-respect, confidence, perseverance, and focus. And with a well-rounded martial arts program, girls can also have the opportunity for leadership roles that will allow them to lead classes, to guide students, and to give speeches.

With a little HapKiDo karate added to your child’s life, s/he will grow up to be a strong individual who always aim to succeed.

For more on Choe’s HapKiDo Karate, 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.

HapKiDo Betters a Child’s Social Skills

Children can have difficulty making friends. Some kids may struggle with shyness and social anxiety, which makes it hard to approach other kids. Other kids may be unaware that their behavior can discourage peers to approach them. Whether it is from the child being high in energy, impulsive, loud, or angry, other students will find reason to dislike one another and unfortunately stay away. Martial arts fixes the problems that kids have with each other by being a place where all kinds of students collaborate daily.

At Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts, people of different personalities and characters come together. They learn to work with one another, and they develop great respect towards each other. Children who learn HapKiDo grow more confident about themselves, and they learn how to take control of their emotions. They start making friends with everyone in class because of the bonding that takes place when working together.

With a well-rounded martial arts program like Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts, children who struggle with making friends will have an easier time to do so at school. They learn what their strength are and how to use them. The fear of approaching people or starting up conversations lessen because they are  around students of their age all the time. When it comes to ice breakers, sharing with someone new what belt rank they are and of different stories always impress listeners. And kids who struggle with anger or rudeness learn the importance of waiting in line patiently or letting others have their fair turn in a game.

When kids learn how to work together and put aside their differences, they can accomplish great tasks. As they spend time together in class holding kicking targets for each other and advising each other on how to improve a technique, they focus on helping one another.

For more information about Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts, visit here.

 

Choe’s HapKiDo Partners with feedOne to Fight Hunger

—Members in Different Locations Work Together to Make a Difference

Choe’s HapKiDo works with Sweat Angels to team up with feedOne to help fight hunger for kids in developing worlds. 66 million children attending school without having eaten, and the martial arts school wants to decrease that number. Members are able to participate in this cause by using Facebook to check in to their locations and adding the hashtag #meals4kids. With every two check-ins, a meal is provided to a child in need.

The goal of feedOne is to promote the awareness of the state that the children are in and to also bring meals to them. A program called Children’s Feeding Initiative, 146,676 children are enrolled. From around the world in developing worlds, countries include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ethiopia, South Africa, Guatemala, and Tanzania.

Not only does feedOne feed the children, but they also monitor their health and growth.

Choe’s HapKiDo seeks every opportunity to help its communities. The HapKiDo locations involved  with the cause include Lawrenceville, Cumming, Duluth, and Flowery Branch.

Every month, the martial arts community work together with Sweat Angels to contribute to a different cause. Last month, they partnered up with the non-profit organization called Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which bought dog food.

Previous projects include a food drive with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and a winter clothes drive with THREE-OH-WE-GO.

For more information on feedOne, visit here.

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

 

Is 2017 Ready for You?

Can you believe that we are ten days away from a new year?! WHERE has the time gone??

If you had made 2016 New Year’s resolutions, did any of them have to do with a fitness goal? Research shows that every year this type of goal makes it into the top goals that people make each year. And it’s understandable! We are told that we need fitness and healthy dieting in our lives because being healthier is better. But really, people just want to look good! Yes, the health benefits are thought of during the process, but with everyone we see around us, it’s hard to not play the comparison game and then want to make changes.

This year, instead of playing the comparison game, make at least one goal that benefits you and you only! You are the person who lives with yourself, and you are the one who needs to be taken care of. Every decision we make impacts our personal well-being but also the people around us. Adding fitness like martial arts or kickboxing into our daily lives takes care of us. When something in us goes off, it affects everything else about us. Our mood, behavior, tone, and actions are all taken in by who we are with daily.

What are you going to do differently in 2017 than this year with your goal making?

Tip #1: If you are waiting to start a fitness class or the aim to lose weight at the beginning of next year, brainstorm action plans of obstacles that could lead you off path. Tiredness, hunger, limited time, social event s with friends could all lead to temptations to skip a day.

Tip #2: Surround yourself with people who are on the same mission as you. Not everyone of your friends may be eager to start the plan to lose 30 pounds, but there are a lot of people out there who are. Kickboxing and/or martial art classes are a good way to go to be around high energy people while still being able to go at your own pace.

Tip #3: Start when you can. Aside that 2017 is really only ten days away, you don’t have to wait until next year to start. If the goal has been pushed off before, why wait another week or two? Plus,  you are able to have a practice round and see your goal in reality. You may have to adjust the goal, but at least you know.

Take charge of 2017 and be happy about where you are to be able to do that. Life is precious, and we get one shot. But the great thing about life is that we have many opportunities to get back on track.

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

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

 

 

 

Karate Lawrenceville Classes – We Bring the Fun!

At Choe’s HapKiDo Karate Lawrenceville, we believe that guiding people through the ways of the Black Belt will positively affect the community. Our mantra— “Changing Society One Black Belt at at Time.” This saying holds truth. When a student comes through our doors and takes his/her first class, the changes are great by the time s/he becomes a Black Belt. As Karate Lawrenceville teaches a code of ethics throughout martial arts classes, we also throw in ways to have fun as a martial arts family! From parties to class themes, Karate Lawrenceville has a great time.

  1. Flip the Instructor Week

flipAs the name of the week sounds, for a whole week, students threw their instructor! Students of all ages enjoyed themselves a lot, and the instructors were good sports.

2. Holiday Parties

halloweenHalloween parties, Winter Holiday parties, New Years Eve parties, and more! As much as Karate Lawrenceville loves to train hard, we all love hanging out and eating awesome pot luck!

3. Birthday Parties

birthdayKids love celebrating their birthdays at Karate Lawrenceville! Lawrenceville Birthday Parties include games, food, fun, and more! Parents are able to sit back and relax, while the instructors chaperon and host the party! Plus, the birthday star gets the honor of breaking a REAL wooden board AND CUT THE BIRTHDAY CAKE WITH A SAMURAI SWORD! For more information on Kids Karate Birthday Parties in Lawrenceville, visit here.

4. Theme Weeks

ninjaweekTheme weeks happen every so often. Our students enjoy dressing up as ninjas, superheroes, princesses, and more while participating in class! These weeks bring in so much excitement to classes all week!

Karate Lawrenceville enjoys teaching martial arts, and we also love to have fun!

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