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The fun, exciting (and very cool) art of Chung Do Kwan!
You may have never heard of it, but it's been around in it's purest form for over 70 years, and the classical arts it's derived from, have been around for much longer (some of them for over a thousand years).
More complete than Krav Maga or Jeet Kun Do, and easier to learn than Sistema or Tai Chi, Chung Do Kwan is actually designed to promote long life, and healthy joints. It has been clinically proven to improve blood-pressure, blood-sugar and serotonin levels, in addition to giving you better balance, endurance and focus. You'll find, after a while, that you have a new confidence in yourself, and are able to do things you never expected! And - you'll realize that you feel better than you used to!
Whether you're looking for the fast spinning, kicking and aerial work of Tae Kwon Do, the low strikes and kicks of Shotokan Karate or Shorin Ryu Karate, or the low, smooth circular movements of
Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan, you'll find aspects of all those martial arts (and much, much more) in the true 'Old- School" style of Chung Do Kwan we offer!
This is such a great art, with so much to offer, that it can take many years to master it. But, the truly great thing is that it is so well designed, that you'll be happily doing new stuff from the very first day!
We offer safe, fun and interesting self-defense and fitness training for all ages; from 3 or 4 years old, all the way into your retirement years! No matter what your age (or pretty much your condition, for that matter) we can offer you a great experience, at a great price!
First offered in 1944, and then expanded during the 1950's, Chung Do Kwan makes full use of the best and most useful techniques from all of these classical Asian martial art styles:
Kwon Bop (Korean Boxing)
Shaolin Kung Fu (Southern Style, and Northern Style)
Shorin Ryu Karate
Taekkyon (a kicking game, often mis-reported as an old fighting art)
Tai Chi Chuan (Yang style)
Northern Chinese (Mongolian) Long Fist
(Muay Thai) While not classically considered a source-art for Chung Do Kwan, you will see a number of Muay Thai moves in our art. Not too surprising, as they were possibly introduced through the Southern Style of Shaolin, centered in regions not too far removed from Muay Thai's home turf.
Krav Maga (created in 1938, based on Jujitsu)
Jeet Kun Do (created in 1965, based on Wing Chun and Tai Chi Yang) These two famous fighting systems share some of the same origins of Chung Do Kwan. However, Chung Do Kwan offers many additional moves not seen in them, and also features 'Hyungs' (patterns), or 'Katas', as they're called in Japanese arts. While the first two are considered 'fighting systems', Chung Do Kwan is categorized as a full, classical "style'.
Black Belt Hall of Fame
Master Hughes was inducted into the US Kido Black Belt Hall of Fame, 2016.
IMPORTANT NEW ARRIVALS:
Over the past few months we have been growing; 4 new, experienced adult Black Belts have decided to join our academy. These new staff members, have between them over 39 years of training in Judo, Shotokan Karate, Jujitsu, Kempo plus various styles of Taekwondo and Kung Fu.
We're honored that they have chosen Jung Kwon Academy to further their training (some, after looking for a school for over a year) and help us promote the best martial arts style in the world!
Jung Kwon Martial Arts Academy Asheville, is the only authentic Chung Do Kwan school in all of Western North Carolina. We are the Regional HQ School for the International Jun Tong Traditional Taekwondo Federation (IJTF), are the only school in the state, west of Winston-Salem, to meet the requirements of, and be accredited, by the IJTF.
The instructors at JKMAA are fully dedicated to our academy's stated mission:
To hold a reputation for faithfully and consistently providing the most effective training environment, most comfortable class atmosphere and the best 1-on-1 personal mentoring we can. And to be known, far and wide, for producing the absolute best all-round martial arts students, instructors and black belts possible!
Black Belt, beginner, lifelong practitioner or weekend warrior, whatever level you achieve with us here, will be something you can be legitimately proud of, for the rest of your life!
If you are over 40... the answer to your question is "YES, you can do it!" - 3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor Dan Cook, started in his mid '40's, and has been practicing for 8 years. Laura is our newest student, she's 60-something (!) and joined 3 weeks ago. She's having a blast, and is attending class 4 times a week! Tough girl!
Imagine earning your first black belts, as a family! That's an experience that you'll never forget, and a memory that will shape your relationships with your children for a lifetime!
It's a deeply affecting life-event; more meaningful than a trip to a resort or a vacation could ever be!
TRY OUR $5.00 INTRO SPECIAL OFFER!
5 full, regular classes - for a dollar each!
No uniform required!
GREAT FAMILY PLANS!
RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, FUN CLASSES!
Families that train together, are stronger, healthier and happier!
Jung Kwon Martial Arts Asheville
If you want to train in karate, kung fu, hapkido, Te, jiu jitsu or other arts - CDK has them all! It is the most complete martial arts training program ever devised!
Congratulations to our newest 4th Dan Certified Master Instructors;
Also congratulations to our new 3rd Dan Instructors:
And our newest 2nd Dan Asst. Instructors:
PLEASE NOTE: WE are the ORIGINAL, TRUE Asheville Self Defense you're looking for! There's an old saying: 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'. Well - maybe in brownies, but not when you find our photos and videos and even our own name, on other people's websites, claiming to be us! We're flattered that they want to be LIKE us - but it's not OK to pretend to BE us!
So how do you know you've got the right place... that you've found US?
We have THE BEST price/values in the region, with NO hard contracts!
Our awesome, red, white and gold tiger patch!
Our $5 Introductory Offer (5 full classes for $1 a class!)
That huge, thick, soft sage colored mat (it's the only one like it in the WNC!)
Our Free VIP classes, Free Special Classes and Free Seminars!
Our Free Competition Training and Free Competition Team Support!
We do NOT try to sell you expensive add-on "CLUB" memberships - that 'Black Belt' training and 'Masters' Training they want $400 for? We offer it for FREE!
So when you're shopping around, just ask a few questions... you'll know pretty quick if it's not us you're talking to!
WE HAVE A NEW HOME!
COME VISIT US AT 589 BREVARD RD, ASHEVILLE
(DOWNSTAIRS FROM THE SUBWAY SHOP).
WE'RE DIRECTLY ACROSS BREVARD RD. FROM THE FARMERS' MARKET AND THE MOOSE CAFE.
THE NEW LOCATION IS JUST 30 SECONDS FROM I-40 AND 90 SECONDS FROM I-26/I-240.
SHORTER DRIVE TIMES, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW EQUIPMENT, MORE CLASSES,
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?!
HOW ABOUT OUR 5-CLASS INTRO OFFER... 5 CLASSES FOR A DOLLAR A CLASS!
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