Adult, and Family Class
Professional level, Military/Police quality Self Defense Training
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For your health and well being-
Old-school Chung Do Kwan is a very cool art, and we are the only authentic source for it in western North Carolina! In fact, the arbiters of the USKF Hall Of Fame recently declared us the 'sole source of authentic, traditional old-time Chung Do Kwan, in the State of North Carolina'!
Original Chung Do Kwan was designed to prolong joint health, improve body physiology, tone up the reflexes of the body and turbocharge the brain. Even someone in their 60's, or even their 70's can potentially practice this art safely!
As people in our school soon learn: no matter how sore, tired or just 'blah' you feel... if you come in and do class - you'll feel much better - and quickly! Many people have found that practicing 3 or 4 hours a week with us, has had a profound effect on their symptoms of SAD, PTSD, ADD, COPD, poor blood pressure, daily stress, and much more.
For high quality, easily learned self defense-
Chung Do Kwan was once world-renowned for it's fantastic fighting characteristics, and first-person news reports from the front lines in Southeast Asia confirmed it. There was no other art on the planet that could measure up to it, and the fact that Provincial and National Police, and Military forces in 142 countries around the world, still train in this original style of self-defense proves that.
In spite of all the new 'fad martial arts' to hit the market in the past 50 years, the nearly uncountable versions of Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Karate, and even with the new indie-blends of Muay Thai, Krav Maga and BJJ attracting practitioners all over the world... the real professionals have opted to stay with what works best: Chung Do Kwan.
You may be surprised to hear that even the US military's boot camp training program MCAP, is directly based upon old-school Chung Do Kwan! It's such a great art that we can easily guarantee that most people will already have several usable defense techniques 'under their belt', BEFORE they finish their first three classes!
This isn't a strip-mall martial arts studio, and Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo is not a 'strip-mall martial arts style'! Forget about learning three, four (or five, if you're lucky) self defense techniques in your first couple of months... our 4 and 5-year olds learn as many as 9 self-defense techniques for their very first rank belt! And our more mature students normally learn how to properly, quickly (and safely) demonstrate as many as 15-20 useable self-defense moves just in their first month or so!
The really nice part of it - it happens so easily and subtly, and you'll be enjoying yourself so much - that you won't even realize just how fast you're learning, and how well you're doing!
Some quick history-
Even though, nowadays most Americans have never heard the name; lots of people studied this art during the 'golden age' of martial arts (from 1955 - 1970), when new schools were popping up all over the country, and numerous arts were being introduced, one after the other. At one time, you could walk down a street in almost any city, and pick a different style of martial art to sample, every day of the week; be it Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, or any of many other styles. Back then, most people who studied Taekwondo - were actually practicing some form of Chung Do Kwan, at least, up until Taekwondo was accepted as an Olympic sport.
And then Chung Do Kwan almost disappeared.
Over the next 40 years (1970 -2010) the arts melded, intertwined, and generally began to simplify. Most importantly, the self-defense training got weaker, and lots of times - even unrealistic. Two things caused it: trying to make as much money as possible, and training with the hope of getting into the Olympics. By 2010 the Olympic competition styles of Taekwondo and Karate took precedence, and nowadays, most American martial arts schools ONLY teach Olympic techniques. High kicks, spinning kicks and long flying kicks are always the menu special of the day for sparring, and super high side kicks to the ceiling dominate forms and technical demonstrations.
It's very impressive, to be sure; and for those of our students who dream of competing in the Olympics, we will happily help you work for that goal. In fact, two of our students have already won Pan Am Game titles competing in Olympic format. But for the the rest of us (about 95% of the population!) that can't jump 8 feet straight up in the air... that DOES NOT mean that you can't do martial arts! Far from it, in fact!
Our specialized training methods insure that almost anyone can do this! Our oldest student currently is over 60, and we have several members here that deal with Diabetes, Asperger's and even Cerebral Palsy. They each get special attention, and specially modified training, that ensures successful progress and a meaningful experience.
Jung Kwon Academy Asheville is the only Western North Carolina school that teaches all three globally-recognized Tae Kwon Do sparring styles (WTF, ITF and traditional). We also teach Karate-style sparring, and our students have competed in open-style karate events very successfully. Jung Kwon Academy Asheville is the only martial arts school in Buncombe County that offers such a wide spectrum of competition training.
Come in and try class with us, it won't be long before you'll be saying what everyone says -
"I wish I'd started sooner!"
Jung Kwon Martial Arts Asheville
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