Welcome to the Cheongye Kwan Institute
The Cheongye Kwan Martial Arts Institute is a school of self-discipline and self-development, it does not condition students to conform to a standard set way of doing things using set doctrines and policies that would ultimately restrict them, but instead is considered to be a constant stripping of complicated maneuvres to leave the student with crisp, sharp, unimpeded reactions.
The Cheongye Kwan was developed by Grandmaster Barry Cook who believed that an aggressive encounter is impulsive and unprompted and that a Martial Artist should not try to forecast it, only react to it. He had tired of being frustrated during sparring and self-defence practice, always feeling restricted by the rules of the arts that he practiced and having to hold back techniques that would have been more appropriate during the sessions but were ultimately disallowed due to their regulations. He thought this was completely opposite to the objective of effective success in a confrontation.
At the Cheongye Kwan, we believe that the importance of teaching Martial Arts is more about focussing on our students as individuals, rather than the importance of what style is being taught or what organisation we are a part of. We are mostly about helping our members to better themselves and developing their characters as hardworking and productive members of their communities.
It's an exciting time to be a beginner when it is all new, so take that step and come and see a class today and start the journey that may develop for the rest of your life! Our Dojo provides a fun, enjoyable and safe practice environment for all our participants, allowing them the maximum opportunity to take full advantage of their own abilities and with our training instruction and direction. People join the Martial Arts for all kinds of reasons, and whatever your reason the Cheongye Kwan is a great place to start. men, women, children, families, and friends, all find a home with us because the Cheongye Kwan is a great equalising Martial Art that focuses on technique instead of size or weight, which makes our system practical and effective for any person or body shape.
The Cheongye Kwan are members of the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
The Cheongye Kwan is taught by a registered primary school teacher.
The Cheongye Kwan is not a business, we do not teach for money. Therefore we have No Joining Fees, No Membership Fees, No Contracts, and we even provide you with your own embroidered uniform completely Free.