Chi Budo Kwon Martial Arts, Inc.

Chi Budo Kwon Martial Arts, Inc.

1 employee
34 years in business

About this pro

Our training is focused on showing each student what is going to work in a real world setting.  Application is the key 
to knowing you will be able to handle yourself when the time comes.  We spar weekly, showing you how to apply each belt level's techniques, in a real time setting.   We believe if you don't train at full speed in class, when the real world comes at you "full speed", you will not succeed.

We practice a blended martial art based on the Korean Style of Tang Soo Do.   We add Small Circle Jui Jitsu, Modern Arnis (Filipino Stick Fighting), and pressure point application to create a system that can attack and defend at all ranges.  Many schools today focus primarily on the ground fighting, since much is said about most fights ending up there.  We feel that focusing on a single range of fighting is extremely limiting, so we train to take advantage of ALL the ranges, not just 20%. 

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Marietta, GA 30062
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

White belts will join the class with all other colored belts.  We start the class with warmups and stretching them move right into the material: Punches, kicks, blocks, forms, one-steps, Escrima (stick practice), pressure point application, and end the class with sparring. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • Earned Blackbelt under Tang Soo  Do/ Moo Duk Kwon at 13
  • Senior Instructor in Chi Budo Kwon Martial Arts  in Marietta, Ga
  • On September 24, 2011 earned his 6th Dan Blackbelt in Chi Budo Kwon (a Tang Soo Do school)
  • 4th Dan under Torite (Ryu Kyu Kempo kata bunkai with pressure point application)
  • 3rd Dan under DKI  (Dillman Karate International)
  • Trained under Remy Presas in Modern Arnis
  • Held the fastest knockout in US AAU Olympic Sparring (6 seconds)
  • National Gold medal Winner in 1997 AAU Tae Kwon Do point sparring
  • 3 time Southeastern Regional gold medal winner US AAU Tae Kwon Do point sparring
  • 2 time Southeastern Regional gold medal Winner US AAU Tae Kwon Do Forms
  • Competed in National and International Championships since the age of 10 winning 1st place in over 100 forms and fighting competitions
  • Co-founder of ACT  Assailant Control Techniques for women’s self defense
  • Trained both local and state law enforcement officers in empty hand and weapon techniques
  • Choreography and Stunt work for Television, Film, and Demo Teams

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1 Student                         $180 / 3 mo
2nd Student in Family     $150 / 3 mo 
3rd Student in Family      $135 / 3 mo

How did you get started teaching?

I was bullied at an early age and my Mother wanted to learn to defend myself. I saw such a dramatic change in my self confidence I have been teaching since I earned my instructors certification. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children from the ages of 5 to adults over 70 years old.  We adjust the style to work for each students physical capabilities.  

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always do a background check on any instructor you are going to work with.  Ask for credentials in the systems they are going to train you in.  If they can't produce them, find another instructor.  Most importantly, ask for references from past students.  If an instructor will not give references of past students, I would move on. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is your ultimate goal for taking Martial Arts?  Does the school you are interested in line up with those goals.  Check the pricing, many martial arts "Businesses" these days charge astronomical fee for everything from monthly dues, to equipment, to testing.