Academy Of Choi Kwang Do

We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders & Adults Reach Their True Potential!
Since 2010, Academy Of Choi Kwang Do has provided its members with a roadmap to success based on self-defence, confidence, and goal-setting skills.

Hi, I’m Master John VonHoff.

I know how difficult and confusing finding a martial arts school can be.

I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2010, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Townsville City by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & Teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Academy Of Choi Kwang Do are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

Modern Martial Arts: Self Defence & Awareness Skills for the Real World

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defence strategies in a fun, focused environment.

Our Facility

  • 280 Square-Metre Main Training Area With 4 Metre Ceilings
  • High-Density Foam Rubber Jigsaw Mats for Maximum Safety
  • Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
  • Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Men's & Women's Showers & Changing Rooms
  • Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars. Training space is available for hire during non-class times. Please phone for details.

What Makes Academy of Choi Kwang So Different
From Other Karate & Tae Kwon Do Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defence moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise At Academy of Choi Kwang Do

  • To train in the highest quality martial arts program available
  • To focus on personal development in a positive environment
  • To offer programs accessible & enjoyable by people of any age

What is Choi Kwang Do

Choi Kwang Do is the style of martial arts practiced by Academy Of Choi Kwang Do students. Choi Kwang Do is considered to be the most effective martial arts system in the world. It uses natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements that will enhance your health as you learn self-defence. It uses sequential movement to transfer natural energy from one body segment and allows muscle groups to work intricately together to produce the most effective and powerful movements.

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

Our Classes Fill Out Quickly, Therefore

Limited Trial Offers are Available, Act Now!

This is your chance to try our martial arts program at a reduced price with no commitments!

Our Reviews

  • A.P.

    Ever since my son started martial arts training, his grades have improved at school, and his behaviour is better at home. I am really impressed at the way he has developed. - read all reviews
  • Donna Larcom

    A great place to try Choi Kwang Do, great staff and a well set up location- the first few times are free if you want to try it out! - read all reviews
  • Kelly-ann Mitchell

    My son hasn't looked back since joining he absolutely loves Choi Kwang Do. The support and generous spirit of this place is second to none. I cannot recommend the Academy enough for young and old a... - read all reviews
  • Natalia

    A martial art was the last thing I thought I would do. I am not sporty and extremely uncoordinated. To my surprise, I am loving Choi Kwang do, with the combination of yoga-like stretches, cardio ... - read all reviews
  • Aaron S.

    I began CKD as an activity that I could do with my 5 year old son. At first, it seemed to be a good option to compliment my triathlon training, but I was quickly impressed by the physical challenge... - read all reviews
  • Chris M.

    My training in Choi Kwang Do started in 2008 when my ability to take part in sports declined, and I had heard CKD could help. Over the previous 10 years, I had suffered back pain and I had gone fro... - read all reviews
  • Wendy Blezard

    Thank you so very much - my dear Lily has been the happiest I have seen her in a very long while since she has started with your centre. THANK YOU!!!! - read all reviews
  • Claire Tingay

    We had an awesome class tonight. Sir took us through patterns, kicks and punches giving encouraging advice. We then focused on the correct motion of the double front inward punch, I feel confident ... - read all reviews
  • T.J.

    No egos or attitudes here. Sound instructional technique coupled with well structured and varied training programs. Martial arts plus life skills/qualities. - read all reviews
  • Ian W.

    My daughter, Emma, convinced me to join Choi Kwang do in September 2016. I had attended a lesson for fathers and enjoyed it immensely. After not exercising AT ALL for well over 20 years my fitness ... - read all reviews