Welcome to
the best self defence Martial arts instruction in
brighton & hove.
The Choi Foundation is a national Blue Ribbon award winning Self Defence Martial Arts School based in Brighton and Hove. We offer classes in a friendly, supportive and non-competitive environment with highly trained instructors to ensure that every student can reach their maximum potential.

At the Choi Foundation Brighton and Hove we offer so much more than self defence training, we combine fun with a challenging martial arts programme in a setting which will enable our students to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. We are very proud to have won the prestigious national Blue Ribbon award in recognition of our outstanding student service.

Our practical martial arts training is based on Choi Kwang Do, a 21st Century approach to martial arts training that harnesses the principles of modern science to produce fast, powerful and fluent techniques that work where they really matter – on the streets!
At The Choi Foundation Brighton self Defence we do not just punch and kick!


If you have never tried a martial art, or maybe you practiced years ago and want to start again, we are confident that we will be able to find a class, which will suit your needs. It’s a great alternative to more traditional martial arts such as Karate and Taekwondo and provides the great workout associated with Kickboxing.

Our award winning school welcomes all students regardless of age, sex, size or physical ability. We understand that each student is unique and we ensure that levels of intensity, frequency and duration are met with the individual student’s needs. We strive to make the learning environment fun, safe and friendly and allows individuals to learn at their own pace.

We are one of the finest Self Defence Martial Arts Schools on the South Coast and are proud to have some of the best instructors in the UK. Our dedicated team of instructors will give you the essential tools so you can achieve your goals in outstanding health, fitness and self protection and will give you the confidence you need to help you lead a healthy lifestyle.



The Choi Foundation Brighton Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts self defence promotes self defence in a fun and safe environment.Students are encouraged

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Walking into a martial arts class for the first time can seem daunting to newcomers, so we aim to make the whole experience as stress-free and

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BSD is a great way to get fit and learn practical street self defence, it’s fun to learn and can be really rewarding. Social skills such as

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BSD gives children a positive way to burn energy and socialise with quality friends in a safe setting (remember BSD is non-competitive). It also

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My 8 year old son has been attending classes for 6 months now and has gained a great deal of self control and confidence. He has progressed from white belt to white senior, and was very proud to attain yellow belt last week. I believe that self defense is such an important skill to learn. - Helen
Starting BSD has been the best decision of my life so far, without doubt. From my classes I have gained confidence, flexibility, strength and in school I can concentrate for longer, which is really helpful since I am going through my GCSEs. Also I feel I am being friendlier towards everyone since I can get - Adam Brown, Gold Belt
I’m another parent who joined because her son wanted to. We have both gained so much. My son has been able to deal with a school bully with confidence and minimum aggression. I am so much fitter and for the first time in many years free of back pain. I also walk with confidence when - Teresa Ridge
Like so many others, I joined after initially taking my youngest son along. Although I kept quite fit, my flexibility and stamina had suffered over the years. As I have attended the classes over the last year and a half the movements and exercises have been excellent and are very practical for my ‘older’ joints. - David Rowson
I did just want to say again what a fantastic job I think you are doing with our son. “BSD” is very much the highlight of his week, and it is doing wonders for his concentration and confidence. We are so PROUD of him and so grateful of the opportunities you are affording him. It - Professor Jon May
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