Congratulations to all students for achieving their new belts
Thank you to Lucien for the use of his camera to capture you all working very hard in grading.
Thank you very much to those students and parents who have sent me there fantastic reviews about our school. Testimonials are very important and help reassure those who are considering starting martial arts classes that our school is a great place to be. For those who would like to add their comments about class, please do here.
Brighton self-defence is ideal for all ages and abilities. Our classes are designed for teenagers, children, adults and families. Many of our students take part in age-appropriate evening classes.
Brighton self-defence Choi Kwang Do utilizes yoga stretches and we use finely tuned routines and patterns to increase flexibility and fluidity of movement. Our fast aerobic, power based sessions provide a challenging and physical workout without the worry of wear and tear, which can occur in repetitive joint-locking actions. Students use air shields and pads to practise techniques with each other, improving power and skill.
Losing weight is 50 percent attitude. If you aren’t mentally, emotionally, and psychologically committed to making a change, it’s not worth starting a weight-loss program.
As long as you keep moving, you will be working toward your goal. The exercise component is crucial to maintaining energy, boosting metabolism and helping you to feel better every day. Even the smallest amount of physical activity can reap big rewards. Keep moving! Continue reading
Self-defence classes for Adults and Kids together.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
Many people overestimate how much energy they are burning when exercising. Keep track of your time and the results of your efforts (i.e. calories burned) so that you can efficiently achieve the results you seek. Make every minute count (and have fun)! Continue reading
Sounds simple, but the impact that choice has on the way you feel about exercise is anything but. In one study, exercisers were far more likely to report feeling good – both physically and psychologically – when they chose a preferred activity.
When you’re enjoying yourself, you get totally distracted from the fact that you are even exerting yourself and doing work. Fatigue is less prevalent, and you may even exercise longer, so choose something that trips your happy trigger and you’ll be looking forward to exercise.
Such as self defence, respect and consideration, leadership, concentration and also help to build confidence. Choi is a modern, exciting, non-competitive approach to martial arts training. We’re open to everyone regardless of age, sex, size or physical limitation.
“This Self Defence course could prove lifesaving, I highly recommend it”. Geoff Thompson 7th Dan, BAFTA award winning writer
The Choi Foundation is a national Blue Ribbon award winning Self Defence Martial Arts School based in Brighton.
You do your best to make good food choices and to exercise during the week; Don’t let your willpower go out the window on Friday or Saturday night. Use the weekend to focus more time on your health.
Maintain your weight – and healthy eating habits – seven days a week with some smart strategies. Researchers tracking adults for a year found that they ate, on average, 200 calories more on Saturdays, the most dangerous day for weight management. Over time, those 200 extra calories add up to a few pounds gained over the course of a year. While everyone deserves a day off, you need to be careful not to overdo it.
Good class tonight at Brighton Choi Foundation with great energy from all the students as all are learning new techniques or improving what they all ready no. Nice to see everyone helping each other to progress and perfect there techniques, great focus from all as there back from the Easter break practising new patterns and speed drills getting ready for grading in June, keep up the good work everyone!! The Choi Foundation looks forward to motivating, inspiring and playing a part in helping you become the best that you can be!!
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
“By basing all teaching and training aspects on positive reinforcement, students develop a more positive self image and are, therefore, more confident and able to deal with stress in a more positive manner.”
We are based a Dorothy Stringers School in the dance studio and there is plenty of free parking in the car park. If you like your trial class you can go on to try our ‘£20 trial month’.
For a FREE trail class, email Robert here. We look forward to seeing you.
FREE trail class at The Choi Foundation. Classes for Adults, Kids and families of all ages and abilities. We are based a Dorothy Stringers School in the dance studio and there is plenty of free parking in the car park.
If you like your trail class you can go on to try our ‘£20 trial month*’. Normal price £46.50 per person per month (2 classes a week, 8 lessons* in total) and 10% discount to families.
We look forward to seeing you. Try a FREE trail class this week, email Robert here.
Call or text for a FREE trail class at The Choi Foundation. We are based a Dorothy Stringers School in the dance studio and there is plenty of free parking in the car park.
If you like your trail class you can go on to try our ‘£20 Trial Month’. Normal price £45 per person per month (2 classes a week, 8 lessons in total) and 10% discount to families.
We look forward to seeing you.
Call or text for a FREE Trial class at The Choi Foundation. Classes for Kids, Adults and families of all ages. There is plenty of free parking in the school car park.
If you like your trial class you can go on to try our ‘£20 trial month*’. Normal price £45 per person per month (2 classes a week, 8 lessons* in total) and 10% discount to families.
We look forward to seeing you.
Our job @CKDBrighton is to educate, motivate and assist you in reaching your optimum potential leading to a healthy life. Sometimes just a kind word or a motivational quote can change everything. Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with a lot of hard work. The SMART process is an effective way to set and meet your goals. Continue reading
Your body needs exercise the way it needs oxygen and water. Thank you for choosing us as one of your vital necessities. @CKDBrighton Disarm your cravings with the 5 Ds:
While it’s true that our metabolism naturally slows down as we get older, these tips can help people of all ages and sizes optimise their daily calorie burn.
Aerobic exercise is the key!
You probably already know that aerobic exercise helps rev up your metabolism and thus burns calories while you’re doing it. But did you know that aerobic activities also cause your metabolism to stay revved up for a period of time after exercising?
Strength training revs your engine.
It’s true what they say about muscle burning more calories than fat: The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn 24/7 – even when you’re sitting still!
Eat at least 1,000 calories each day.
Your body and metabolism thrive on food. When you fast, crash diet, or restrict your intake to 1,000 calories or below, your metabolism will respond by slowing down to conserve energy. Imagine your metabolism as a blazing fire – feed the fire consistently with wood, and it continues to burn at a good rate. If you run out of wood, the fire goes out.
Include lean protein with every meal.
Eating all types of food creates a thermic effect and will raise metabolism after consumption. However, protein results in a greater metabolic boost than carbohydrates or fats. Make sure you incorporate lean protein into every meal and get the right amount each day. How much do you need? A simple rule of thumb is 50 percent of your ideal body weight in grams. Therefore, for example, if you want to get down to 140 pounds, aim for 70 grams of protein each day. The best protein sources include skinless poultry, fish and seafood, lean meat, low-fat and nonfat dairy, beans, lentils, and soy.
Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with a lot of hard work. The SMART process is an effective way to set and meet your goals.
Choose goals that have results you can measure. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates and experience the exhilaration of achievement.
Achievable: Think about what you can honestly achieve. Goal setting is a good way to push yourself beyond your current limits. So pick a goal that requires some effort, but choose a goal that is within reach.
Rewarding: It feels great to reach a goal, but find extra ways to reward yourself along the way. Plan rewards ahead of time so you have something to look forward to.
Timely/Trackable/Tangible: A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. Keeping track of your progress will help you stay motivated. A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of your senses; taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing.
Remember, goal setting is an ongoing activity not just a means to an end.
Sometimes just a kind word or a motivational quote can change everything.
“Your body hears everything your mind says.” ~ Naomi Judd
“Nothing is over until you stopped trying.” ~ Unknown
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” ~ Fred DeVito
“Six months from now, you’ll wish you’d started today.” ~ Unknown
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it is going to be worth it.” ~ Art Williams
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Next 8 lessons after your free trail £20!
Of course you know this stuff, but in the interest of limiting the January pain, here’s a quick refresher course:
1. Change your definitions of full. After most meals, you should feel as if you could get up, go outside and take a brisk walk. Stop eating when you get to that point.
2. Make a plan. Think about where you will be, who you will be with, what foods will be available, what foods are really special to you vs. those that you could probably do without, what are your personal triggers to overeat and how you can minimize them. Once you’ve thought about all of these things, make a plan of action.
3. Quit judging yourself by the foods you eat. You’re not necessarily “good” if you eat a salad or “bad” if you eat fudge. They’re both just food. And all foods are allowed – it’s the amount you eat that you have to watch. Don’t rush through the experience.
4. Forget “all or nothing.” If you’re feeling that you’ve already “blown it” with a cake in the morning, don’t use that feeling as an excuse to raid the biscuit tin at night. Instead, think of ways to be physically active 30 minutes a day.
5. Get a move on. In addition to burning calories, exercise is a great way to deal with stress. Exercise is the fountain of youth and one of the best investments you can make for your health.
Remember, this time of year you should enjoy good times with family and friends. The important thing to keep in mind is balance and moderation.
Source: Linda Ny
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Up until recently, the conventional wisdom was that exercise was good for you, but did not necessarily reduce stress levels. Now, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, a research team based at Princeton University found that physical activity really does reduce the body’s response to stress.
What happens is that exercise ” reorganises” the brain, so that its response to stress is reduced, and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function. Specifically, the study showed that exercise produced a large increase in the number of new neurons in the hippocampus, the brain region shown to regulate anxiety.
1. Exercise pumps up endorphins. Physical activity helps increase the production of the brain’s “feel-good” neurotransmitters, called endorphins.
2. Exercise is meditation in motion. After exercising, most of us have forgotten the day’s irritations by concentrating only on the body’s movements. Often people discover that regular exercise helps people remain calm and clear in everything that they do.
3. Exercise generally improves mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with anxiety. Many people find they sleep better when they have exercised.
Sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, an improved heart and immune system health, a better mood and maybe even a longer life.
The body is actually designed for an 8-hour sleep cycle, but our busy world doesn’t always allow us this luxury. These tips may not fix that problem, but may at least provide a little pick-me-up.
Your keys to a good night’s sleep
Set a sleep schedule and stick with it
Keep a sleep diary
Review your medications
Exercise, but not within 4 hours of bedtime
Cut caffeine after 2 p.m.
Write down your woes
Take time to wind down
Snack on cheese and crackers
Eliminate sneaky light sources
Consider kicking out furry bedmates
Check your pillow position
Stay put if you wake up
If you want to feel your best, consider sleep as a necessity, not a luxury.
Exercise can affect your sleep. “Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO, National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
Self-described exercisers report better sleep than self-described non-exercisers even though they say they sleep the same amount each night (6 hours and 51 minutes, average on weeknights). Vigorous, moderate, and light exercisers are significantly more likely to say “I had a good night’s sleep” every night or almost every night on work nights than non-exercisers.
“If you are inactive, adding a 10 minute walk every day could improve your likelihood of a good night’s sleep,” says Max Hirshkowitz, Ph.D., poll task force chair. “Making this small change and gradually working your way up to more intense activities like running or swimming could help you sleep better.”
Those who report exercising close to bedtime and earlier in the day do not demonstrate a difference in self-reported sleep quality. In fact, for most people exercise at any time seems to be better for sleep than no exercise at all.
“Exercise is beneficial to sleep. It’s time to revise global recommendations for improving sleep and put exercise – any time – at the top of our list for healthy sleep habits,” says Dr. Barbara Phillips, poll task force member.
From August to September you can attend 16 martial art classes for only £50. All ages welcome.