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Bio Spotlight: Master Cody Foor

Chung Mu HapKiDo Master – Master Cody Foor

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Master Cody Foor – To me, Martial Arts is an epic, mysterious adventure filled with excitement, challenges, secret knowledge, deep meaning, and purpose. I have been drawn to martial arts all of my life and have been involved in The Way for nearly 4 decades. I have had many excellent teachers and experiences during my life in martial arts, but my REAL journey began when I met Grandmaster Choe. Under the guidance of Grandmaster Choe, I have been able to experience martial arts as a student, friend, brother, competitor, champion, teacher, leader and master. Grandmaster’s ChungMu HapKiDo is a complete path, providing the ways and means for full development of body, mind, and spirit.

Personally one of the greatest joys in martial arts is helping others and witnessing the positive changes in students’ lives. The friendship and community that makes this powerful change possible is a living treasure. The respect in HapKiDo forges relationships with a level of consideration and regard that is rarely found elsewhere.

My life at Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth, Georgia has come full circle with my 2 sons beginning their own journey in ChungMu HapKiDo. Martial Arts is a true force of good in the world, and it is an honor and blessing to be part of it.

Choe’s HapKiDo Begins Winter Clothes Drive for December

Community Service – Choe’s HapKiDo Teams Up with Project Live Love

The weather is dropping, and Choe’s HapKiDo has teamed up with Project Live Love to participate in their winter clothes drive. As a community service for all of December, this martial arts community will be collecting blankets, new athletic socks, sock hats, and warm winter gloves to be later donated to THREE-OH-WE-GO.

THREE-OH-WE-GO is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to aid the homeless during winter. From November through March, the group is on alert of the weather being forecasted below freezing. When there is threat for a huge weather drop, the members gather and hand out warm items and love to the homeless throughout Atlanta.

From HapKiDo Instructor and Project Live Love Board Member RJ LoPresti, “We know it gets cold out there and not everyone has shelter. Just knowing that we can be a part of in taking care of all in our community makes the project more important.”

According to the 2015 statistics from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the homeless population in Georgia comes to about 14,000 people. And from the Project Live Love community, more than twenty plus homeless die each year from sleeping outside in freezing temperatures.

With all kinds and numbers of communities coming together, the mission to reach the homeless with care and warmth is more possible.

If you are interested in volunteering for THREE-OH-WE-GO, visit https://projectlivelove.com/theaction/three-oh-we-go/.

If you have extra and/or new blankets, socks, hats, and gloves, you are welcome to drop them off at any one of our Choe’s HapKiDo Georgia locations. Visit www.ilovemartialartsgeorgia.com for more information.

 

 

5 Halloween Safety Tips that will Prepare You for Trick-or-Treating

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With Halloween around the corner, it is important to think ahead of ways to make trick-or-treating a fun, safe time. The pre-planning can make the night go smoother, and you will feel more confident about how to address any situation that could pop up. Plus, anytime that you can review safety tips with a child will be carried with them in the long-run.

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5 Ways to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer

1) Use Bright Tape and/or Glow Sticks

Being able to identify your child in the day light and night time reduces stress the day of Halloween. With the candy bags and costumes, mark them with reflective tape or bright stickers. Giving them glow sticks and/or flashlights work great, too.

2) Reduce Distractions

Finding ways to reduce distractions increase our awareness to the surroundings. Keep eyes off of the phones, pads, and other electronics that could tempt as a distraction. These devices tend to affect a person’s attentiveness and how s/he may cross the street.

3) Be Able to See Your Child at All Times

Even without bright markers or a flashlight, having your children within eye range becomes important when they are going door-to-door. Finding them going into a stranger’s house may cause you to be alarmed. Keeping to the well-lit houses is usually a good rule to apply.  Overall, having your eyes with them during trick-or-treating will help ensure they are risk-free of danger.

4) Assure Your Child’s Costume is Accidental Proof

Anything from long hems or not great vision on a costume can cause your child to trip over or bump into objects. Even with costume make-up, test the product on a small area on their skin to make sure there is no allergic reaction.

5) Check the Candy Before Your Child Eats Any

You never know what your child will get in his/her candy bag until you look. After a productive couple of hours of trick-or-treating, sort through the winnings. If it’s not to look for yourself, it is safer to throw away anything that looks questionable. Especially if the treat is homemade, make sure your child is able to consume it with not problem.

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Trick or treating brings much joy to the kids and parents. If you can reach it, free candy is up for anybody in the house. Planning ahead for ways to make a fun event like trick-or-treating danger-free is worth it. Finally, if the house is not lit too well, just be sure that your kids go to well lit houses and that they don’t go into strangers’ houses.

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

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Written by: Christie McGowan

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Six children in costumes trick or treating at woman’s house

 

Three Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child

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Whether at a playground, a bus stop, a waiting line, or a classroom, children tend to pick on others because of boredom, low self-esteem, or anger. As the presence of a bully can cause a child to want to skip school, being one is also an issue to dissolve. Whichever end a child is on is unfortunate. Either the one being picked on has increased fears, or the one who bullies has insecurities or problems at the home. According to a study that surveyed children of ages 12-18, 64% of the students did not report bullying situations, and 36% did (Petrosina et al). Students become discouraged to share the incidences to the an adult that they trust.

The Martial Arts help children through these life situations. At Choe’s HapKiDo, the students have many people to interact with that will promote healthy growth. From peers, to the instructors, and to the head instructor, our students feel safe to talk to us. We are also experts in building children’s confidence. We want to help the community so that children are certain on how to handle self in all situations.

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Choe’s HapKiDo teaches respect.

From the first class, our students learn the building blocks of respect. They come to understand the importance of showing respect to self and to every individual. Through hands-on experience, they see how much life is valuable. The students understand not to apply moves outside of class unless if self-defense is needed.

Choe’s HapKiDo teaches confidence.

When students are able to conquer doubt and see what happens when applying perseverance, confidence grows. And even if they mess up, they know that they are in a safe environment to do so. They learn how to project their voices, show respect, and loosen someone’s grip through our lessons. Most importantly, they come to learn that reporting incidences to a trusted grown-up vesus using self-defense comes in handy.

Choe’s HapKiDo teaches how to be a leader.

Our students learn that they can be in control of all situations. Through the practices of learning how to be in charge of one’s attitude, they see the effects of keeping a cool head and how to calm down.

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We see all kinds of individuals walk into our martial art programs. Through teaching children for over decades, we have seen and heard of all kinds of forms that bullying takes place. Helping children learn how to best apply self-defense extends to situations that pop up at school, social media, and texing. When the child who is being bullied becomes confident, and when the bully learns to calm down, peace spreads to the parents, teachers, peers, and the HapKiDo family.

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

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Written by: Christie McGowan

 

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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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
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.

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.

 

HapKiDo Changes Lives Every Day

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Choe’s HapKiDo has been teaching in America since 1978.  With many locations all over America, HapKiDo has been making a real impact in the local communities, and is starting to make a profound and wide spread change in the way people live their lives.  HapKiDo teaches its students to live a life of respect and compassion, while giving people confidence in themselves and the self-discipline needed to reach their goals.  These character traits, along with learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, gives HapKiDo students the tools they need to be successful in any endeavor they choose.

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As a guide to living the HapKiDo lifestyle, all of the Choe’s HapKiDo Students learn to live and train with 4 Precepts in mind.  These precepts are a guide to what they train to accomplish, and helps us keep moving in the right direction.  The Precepts of HapKiDo are:

1) We Discipline Our Minds and Bodies
2) We Cultivate a High Quality of Personality
3) We Develop Good Wisdom and Sagacity
4) We Serve the Community

By really embracing these precepts anyone will be able begin living in a way that will improve the lives of not only themselves but of those around them as well.

Our organization is guided by Grandmaster JiMong Choe, who has dedicated his life to helping spread the benefit of this martial art, as well as the benefits of living a healthy life.  He is not only a Martial Arts Grandmaster, his is also an oriental medical doctor, so we are lucky to not only have the martial arts knowledge but also the healing side brought into what we learn to give us a well rounded education to optimize our education!  HapKiDo has been teaching people how to live to their maximum potential in America for decades, it is time for you to see what it can do for you!!

Choe’s HapKiDo
www.ChoesHapKiDo.com

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.
Kids Martial Arts in Buford Georgia
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written by: Christie McGowan

Girls and Martial Arts – I Love Martial Arts Georgia

 

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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, 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, visit here.

Written by: Christie McGowan

I Love Georgia Martial Arts – Success Stories!

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

Choe’s HapKiDo in Cumming

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

Choe’s HapKiDo in Grayson

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

Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth

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

Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville

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

Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch

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

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

You Have to Want It! – HapKiDo Karate

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You might not be involved with a martial art, but you can definitely relate to the ideals of goal reaching that’s encouraged in our studios. At Choe’s HapKiDo, self-defense and respect are strong practices. In fact, improvement occurs when an individual finds realizes to have respect for self. Then, when students start making goals, it is because of self-will, confidence, and encouragement.

Goals are great because something in your life caught attention and has pushed for fixing. You are led to the desire of action, and for a dose of responsibility. However, with each goal made, it is always good to think “why.” Did you get inspired? If not inspired, then what?

Sometimes people feel necessary to change due to emotions in response to circumstances. Maybe you feel the need to lose weight because someone commented on your figure. Or maybe the reason to tone up is a response of comparing self. Or perhaps, you plan to work harder because the feeling of incompetence increased. Or even – the need of finding a special somebody due to the pressures of being single can get to anyone’s head…Yeah?

You know, an important element to goal making is the amount of respect you have for yourself. From experience, there’s a difference when making plans because of inspiration versus being bullied into it by yourself. Sure, others can definitely initiate and add weight to your bucket of feelings, but you don’t have to fall into it. When you make goals, it should be because you want them. Otherwise, the journey to reach goals due to pressure can become a miserable one, you might even stop at some point.

Written by: Christie McGowan

 

 

You Count Everyday! – HapKiDo Karate

Happy December from Choe’s HapKiDo!

Did you take a moment to reflect on thankfulness over the Thanksgiving break? Well, believe it or not- there are only four and a half weeks left of 2014! If you haven’t been swept away by all the Christmas and other winter holiday shenanigans, surely your schedule will soon have you running around. But in the midst of a busy December schedule, this month is also the time to start thinking of next year. If you are a New Year’s resolution fanatic, testing the waters of set goals can ensure the likelihood of reaching them.

Think about this – whatever you put on your New Year’s resolution list, you can really start today. Or at least, begin prepping and experiencing the realistic measures of trying to reach new goal(s) before the actual first day. By doing this, you can also make adjustments to set goals. For example, if you’ve written anything to do with weight, maybe check out fitness classes, buy the clothes/tools needed, or maybe appoint a couple of friends to try it out with you. You could all act as each other’s motivators.

Another popular goal on people’s list revolves around changing the current diet to possibly something better. With this kind of goal, you could start doing research and experimenting with foods. Whatever route you decide to take to try accomplishing new set goals, the main idea here is to find ways to keep going by getting a head start. Use December as an advantage!

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If fitness and healthy eating are goals that make up your list, try working out with us at Choe’s HapKiDo. We understand the mindset needed and try to show others their potential. And by being around people who are striving for similar ideals, the company makes the journey a little bit easier. Think of us as an awesome, caring support group!

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Written by: Christie McGowan