About Southampton CKD part of HCKD

Southampton CKD has been running in Richard Tauntons for well over 10 years, part of the Hampshire CKD martial arts schools. All instructors are DBS Checked and insured through NAKMAS

The chief instructor and school owner is Mark Lloyd Sa Dan (4th Dan) along with his Son Dan Lloyd Sam Dan (3rd Dan).

mark lloyd receiving choi kwang do award from Derek Bicknell

Mark has had over 45 years of experience training and teaching Martial arts, He reached 2nd dan in Tae Kwon Do, competed at UK standard, and was a fully qualified referee. After many years of competition sparring, destruction, and Patterns, Mark found his knee joints were screaming at him “NO MORE” due to the pain Mark stopped martial arts training and sought treatment.

Grand Master Choi with Mark Lloyd and other Instructors receiving special thank you for helping promote CKD in UK

Through alternative treatment and therapy, Mark was advised to go back to training but to find something less adverse to joint wear and tear. After much research and looking Mark found the Choi Kwang Do School in Weeke, Winchester in 2004.Mark Lloyd On Stage with Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi during seminar

Even after a few classes, Mark found that his knee problems were much less severe and he has been training in Choi Kwang do ever since. Mark took over as the School owner of Winchester CKD in 2010.

Head Instructor is Daniel Lloyd Sam Dan (3rd Dan)

Dan doing front kick at Black Belt GradingDaniel has over 14 years experience in Choi Kwang Do, reaching his Black belt at 19.

He has a degree from Winchester university in Child health and welfare has worked as a teacher at primary schools and has a fantastic rapport with the children.

Mark and Dan took over from Derek (Marks Instructor) & Karen both 4th Degree Black Belts in CKD, during 2021.

About Choi Kwang Do

Choi Kwang Do (CKD) was developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi between 1978 and 1987. Now in his 80’s, GM Choi’s physicality is testimony to his art. He has retained the agility, strength and mental vitality of someone a fraction of his age.

The art is based on the principles of human anatomy and physiology, and incorporates techniques from various martial arts, including karate, taekwondo, and judo.

One of the key features of Choi Kwang Do is its focus on practical self-defense techniques that can be used in real-life situations. The art emphasizes the use of natural body movements, which are designed to be efficient and effective in a variety of situations. This makes it a popular choice for people looking to learn self-defense skills and improve their physical fitness.

Another important aspect of Choi Kwang Do is its emphasis on mental and emotional development. Practitioners of the art are encouraged to develop a positive mindset, to focus on their goals, and to cultivate a sense of discipline and self-control. This makes it an ideal choice for people looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as their physical fitness.

Choi Kwang Do is also known for its non-competitive nature. Unlike many other martial arts, there are no competitions or tournaments in Choi Kwang Do. Instead, the emphasis is on personal development and self-improvement. This makes it a great choice for people who are not interested in competitive sports but still want to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

The techniques used in Choi Kwang Do are designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The art emphasizes low-impact movements and does not include any high-risk techniques, making it a safe choice for people of all ages and fitness levels.

In conclusion, Choi Kwang Do is a modern martial art that offers a range of benefits, including practical self-defense skills, improved physical fitness, and mental and emotional development. Its focus on natural body movements and non-competitive nature make it an accessible choice for people of all ages and abilities who are looking to improve their wellbeing.

Everyone is welcome at Choi Kwang Do!

Self Defence

It’s a sad fact that there is a great need for people of all ages to learn self-defence skills in the modern world. Even if you’re not a direct victim of violence, its constant presence, and its overplay in the media, can cause you to worry which can lessen your enjoyment of life.

amongst the many parts of the CKD system, we teach our students

  • mental awareness
  • biomechanical movements which are designed to generate maximum force, and are practical and easy to learn
  • the development of reflexes: and
  • the ability to respond against threats
  • to avoid physical confrontation

Training for Health (Fitness and Weight loss)

Choi Kwang Do is a holistic health system. We have many exciting and enjoyable drills used to develop aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Aerobic fitness training develops stamina and endurance, which assists you in daily life, Anaerobic training develops speed, agility, and explosive power, which is essential in self-defense. As part of the training, we utilise High-Intensity Training (HIT) routines (Short bursts of exercise) now considered to be THE way to get fitter and healthier. The combination of both training methods assists in strengthening the heart and lungs. We also teach a complete stretching method designed to strengthen all muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.

Our patterns use natural and rhythmic, fluid, contralateral movements and we systematically  train both sides of the body evenly, in coordination with the eyes, which allows students to stimulate and develop their brain as well as their muscles
The Benefits Of Choi Kwang Do
  • Practical Self Defence
  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Balance and co-ordination
  • Focus and discipline
  • Weight loss
  • Stress relief
  • Attention span
  • Listening skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Muscle tone
  • Improved posture
  • Flexibility
  • Non-quitting spirit