I started my journey back when I was in Year 1 – aged 6 (2009). Choi Kwang Do has become a natural part of my life. It has helped hugely in gaining self-confidence, as I was an incredibly shy child.
It has taught me many transferrable strategies to use in life: self-discipline and accepting criticism and being able to use these in a positive manner in order to strengthen my body and mind.
Choi Kwang Do is a modern martial art which I feel has helped me immensely, not only to stay fit but learn crucial skills of how to look after myself both emotionally and physically.
We have a range of pupils and instructors who are always on hand to help each other out. After many years of hard work and achieving my 2nd degree black belt, I am conscious of the fact that I still have a long journey ahead of me.
My son George started at Enfield Choi Kwang Do in January 2009.
He has successfully achieved all his coloured belts and in June 2013 he progressed to being one of the elite – obtaining his ultimate goal – the Black Belt.
Choi Kwang Do not only teaches the youngsters discipline, it teaches my son something that I am unable to teach him – the correct way to defend himself.
As parents, we all hope that our children never need to defend themselves, but in this ever changing world, I feel happier knowing that he can.
I would like to thank Mr Manish Tailor as well as all other assistant instructors of Enfield Choi Kwang Do for all the hard work that they do.
I joined Choi Kwang Do because of my son and later my daughter. I never dreamed of practicing any form of martial arts let alone attaining a Second Degree black belt! There are times when things get crazy and difficult, family, work, social life and more. I am glad I managed to keep on practicing.
I am very happy about my decision, knowing that I will be healthy, physically fit and being able to better defend myself. Initially my goal was to work toward a black belt but I find that now this is secondary to helping others in the club achieve their goals.
From the day my son and I started we felt part of a big happy family which is all down to the way Mr Tailor runs his Choi Kwang Do School.
There is none of the competitiveness and aggressiveness that you often find in some martial arts schools. There is a good mixture of adults and children in each class which helps to keep behaviour at the right level. A number of children have ‘grown-up’ by attending this school.
Often starting with almost no attention span or respect for others but eventually becoming well behaved and focused on improving themselves.
So I would highly recommend trying out Choi Kwang Do whether fitness, health or even being part of a big happy family are your goals!
Choi Kwang Do has given me another opportunity to show my strength and work on my weakness.I have worked long and hard to reach my status but it was worth it.
All this and a “Student of the year award (Junior) made me very happy.”I have made new friends and discovered more about life and learnt that CKD should only be used in defence and to always be on your guard.
I originally joined Enfield Choi Kwang Do to further my spiritual growth, strengthen my mind and increase my body fitness. 19 months on, I am now an Orange belt senior and there is no doubt in mind that I have met my goals.
Mr Tailor and other black belt instructors in the club are great teachers, they not only deliver the syllabus well, it is fun to be in each of their class, and I have learnt many practical self-defence techniques from them. I would gladly recommend Enfield CKD to any of my friends who may want to learn martial arts.
Winnie Wing Yi Chan
My love of Kung fu and martial arts came about after I saw my first Bruce lee film. And I was hooked, I never considered myself to be a sporty person but this was absolutely captivating.
I’ve tried many styles of martial arts over the years but I drifted in and out of the classes and thought I’d never achieve a black belt I had always hoped for !!! That is until I started choi kwang do some 10 years ago. I love the technical and ease of the style of martial art and really grew to enjoy it and most of all progress to my black belt and beyond (assistant instructor).
The class is friendly and we treat each other like one big family. (the ethos of choi kwang do) I am one of the oldest members in the class ( a young over 50 ) and we all learn and help one another. But best of all I feel fitter and healthier both in mind and body, surely that has to be a positive plus !!!
Mr. D. Scher