What Do Our Students Think


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.

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 from playing golf 3 or 4 times a week to having to give it up. I am delighted with my progress. My flexibility has improved, I am rarely in any pain, and I am able to enjoy golf again. I still have a lot of room for improvement and am looking forward to achieving my goals. Choi has become an important part of my daily routine, has certainly changed my life and definitely for the better."


No egos or attitudes here. Sound instructional technique coupled with well structured and varied training programs. Martial arts plus life skills/qualities.

Happy Lady

Thank you so much for introducing the Ladies Only classes. The female instructors are supportive, encouraging and patient, allowing me to learn at my own pace without pressure or intimidation. I am now doing something that I never thought I'd have the courage to do. I'm gaining fitness, coordination, and self-confidence, all whilst learning self defence and working towards new goals.....and most importantly, I'm having fun.

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 challenges that the CKD curriculum offered me. As a result, I have chosen to make CKD my personal discipline and I have not been disappointed.


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 and mindful movement. The teachers are very supportive and the lack of audience makes it something even the most timid can try. The punches are fun too! Give it a go.

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!!!!

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 in executing this effectively now. I love these sort of classes where we do some Hit training using one of the Choi drills and also focus and improve a particular technique. Thank you for a great class.

Chloe Gibson

Very excepting of all ages and exercise ability. Have been having lots of fun here.

Angela Busst Adagra

My 5 year old daughter wanted to try martial arts and she loves this. The people are lovely and encouraging.

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 alike.

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 level was ZERO. Each week, lesson by lesson, I am now reversing that. The Dojang is so friendly and very family orientated. We are meeting new people each week. The discipline that Choi Kwang Do gives you flows over into your whole life. From the very young to teenagers and then onto adults and even seniors, Choi Kwang Do has something for every group. With my fitness level improving and my belt ranking starting to move up, I can thoroughly recommend this martial art for you and your family.

Matthew Manser

If your looking to keep your kids occupied or get them active. I would highly recommend Academy of Choi Kwang Do. They have a class to suit all ages from 3 and up and women's only classes. Donna, John and all the instructors educate their students to respect each other and training to achieve their goals.

Jeannette Hume

This is a great place for kids and adults to learn great sportsmanship and to set goals in life. I am very happy with the staff here they are always pleasant and helpful.

Tamie Ora Buchanan

If you are searching for a place that will teach your child respect, humility, patience and perseverance look no further! John and his wonderful team are passionate about the art of Choi Kwang Do and teach their students far more than just kicking and punching.

Laura Lambton-Young

My son absolutely loves going to Choi Kwang Do. John and Donna are amazing and have made my son feel so comfortable and welcome from the moment he started. Would recommend to everyone!

Lisa Carnegie

A fantastic place and a great way to keep the kids fit and active. Super friendly instructors and my daughter absolutely loves attending her classes.

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!