CKD has been designed to be a martial art for life

Our adult program emphasizes overall improvement in health, flexibility, self-defense, as well as personal success and achievement of goals. We offer adults the ability to learn techniques that have physical, emotional, as personal growth benefits.

All of the techniques have been designed, with input from the medical community, to ensure the safety of the art. The techniques do not twist or lock joints, as in many other martial arts, so potential damage to your body is greatly decreased. By using full body sequential motion, CKD techniques have been proven to be much stronger than other martial arts that do not use full body sequential motion or follow through. When techniques are practiced in this manner, the muscles in your body creates muscle memory so that if you were to ever need to defend yourself, your body already knows what to do and can more effectively defend yourself. Martial Arts that focus on competition are tend to train for "points" versus for defense. No matter what age, CKD does not compare students to one another, rather personal improvement is the focus. CKD is beneficial for all ages.  

Some additional benefits of Choi Kwang Do for adults are:

  • Increased energy and overall health
  • Increased self-defense skills
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased stress management
  • Increased strength
  • Increased leadership skills
  • Increased focus

Adults not only enjoy Choi Kwang Do to increase their overall health and fitness, they are thrilled with the ability to train at their own pace in a safe, friendly, supportive, family atmosphere.

Acworth CKD’s family program is a wonderful way for the entire family to participate in an activity that has life long benefits.

Training with the family allows parents and children to set goals and then learn and progress together.

It helps parents to experience, first hand, what their children are learning and participate in their accomplishments. It also empowers children to help their parent acquire new and exciting skills.

Some additional benefits of Choi Kwang Do for families are:

  • Increased unity within the family
  • Increased mutual respect among family members
  • Unified family goal setting
  • Increased encouragement to achieve goals
  • Increased accountability to achieve goals
  • Increased quality time spent together

I can not emphasize enough what a blessing it has been for our entire family to train together and achieve common goals. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses which allows us to also help each other out. Choi Kwang Do is the ultimate family activity!

At Acworth Choi Kwang Do, we believe that training in self-defense should be an important part of everyone’s lives, but especially teen girls and women's lives.

We offer introductory Self-Defense Seminars that give basic self-defense information and tactics, but firmly believe that the more training you receive and the more often techniques are practiced, the better outcome an individual will have if they need to physically defend themselves.

With this fact in mind, we have developed a special program just for teen and adult women that focuses on Self-Defense, but also allows for the other benefits of optimum health and personal growth that Choi Kwang Do offers. In this program, we will educate you safety and defending yourself, equip you with the techniques to defend yourself, and through this you will become more empowered to handle any situation that you may encounter. Your training will include, but is not limited to, all of the techniques that makes Choi Kwang Do the most effective martial art in the world in a safe, fun environment without the need to “test” for the next belt striving for a goal of “black belt”. This program takes the focus off of "belt rank" and puts the focus on the ability to reduce you chances of becoming a victim.

Ladies' Self-Defense Classes meet once per month (you do not need to be a Choi Kwang Do Student to attend - no commitment required, come when you can!)

Instruction for women by women!

  • 1 out of every 3 women will be sexually assaulted in their life.
  • The risk of rape is 4 times higher for women ages 16-24.
  • Most rapists are not murderers. Of the women who choose to fight back, fewer than 9% sustain more injuries than a cut or bruise.
  • The majority (80-90%) of sexual assaults are date / acquaintance rapes.
  • Only 11% of rapes involve the use of a weapon.
  • 78 women are being raped each hour.

College Statistics:

  • 1 in 4 college women surveyed have been victims of rape or attempted rape.
  • 85% of rapes on campus are acquaintance rapes
  • 42% of raped women said they expect to be raped again.

Mental Consequences:

  • Approximately 27% of women who were molested develop PTSD.
  • Estimated 33% of all rape victims develop major depressive disorders and contemplate suicide (17% attempt suicide).

Advanced Classes are designed to help students prepare for their Black Belt. These classes are required for students who are Purple Belt and higher.

Our Tiny Tiger Program introduces students to the martial art of Choi Kwang Do in a program that is specifically designed for preschool aged children through

ACKD has partnered with Timothy Ministry at First Baptist Church of Woodstock to provide Choi Kwang Do classes to homeschool students through this ministry.

Acworth Choi Kwang Do is proud to be partnering with Timothy Ministry in Woodstock, Georgia. Timothy Ministry is a homeschool ministry based out of First Baptist Church of Woodstock. This ministry exists to provide homeschool parents with educational support by offering academic as well as enrichment classes for homeschooled students and their parents.

Timothy Ministry is where Mrs. Jackson began her ministry through Choi Kwnag Do.  Homeschooling her own two children, Mrs. Jackson understands the challenges, as well as joy associated with homeschooling. Finding quality, challenging, and wholesome supplemental classes for children can be difficult, but Timothy Ministry not only has been able to offer these type of classes, but is now allows her to offer Choi Kwang Do to other homeschool children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be involved with such an amazing martial art.  

Currently seven classes are taught each Tuesday through the school year at Timothy Ministry.  Classes are offered for children ranging from 1st grade through 12th grade. When space is available, parents may also take classes with their children.

Some additional benefits of Choi Kwang Do for children & teens are:

  • Increased self-discipline

  • Increased obedience

  • Increased leadership skills

  • Increased ability to make and achieve goals

  • Increased attention span and focus

  • Increased performance in school

  • Increased stress management

  • Increased physical fitness and strength

  • Increased achievement in extra curricular areas

  • Students are also able to enhance their training by adding additional classes that are held in Acworth.  By doing this, students are generally able to test on a more regular basis which allows them to progress through the different belts as a quicker pace. 

Discounts are available for Timothy Students as well as for their families if they would like to add additional classes in Acworth or Woodstock.  Adding additional days of training per week allows students to retain techniques better as well as progress through belts more quickly.


Acworth Choi Kwang Do also teaches classes at Classical Conversations Kennesaw.

This separately run, but still part of ACKD, location stemmed from one of our homeschool families being part of Classical Conversations. 

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families.

Head instructor, Mr. David Sayers, is the primary instructor at this location and teaches classes two days per week. Classes are held in the evenings and are primarily for Classical Conversation students and their families.

Students who take at this location are also able to participate in all ACKD activities as they are still part of our ACKD family!


Acworth Choi Kwang Do has added a class in Woodstock on Thursday afternoons

This will offer an additional opportunity for our Timothy Ministry students to attend classes near home.

Private and Semi-Private classes scheduled at times most convenient for you are also available to all students by our school owner Mrs. Chris Jackson to satisfy your personal needs and to enhance your overall training.

Private and Semi-Private classes are perfect to get the extra one on one attention allowing you to work on areas that you may want or need more attention. They also allow students to get more training in less time and are perfect for those who have challenging personal schedules or want to be able to progress at a more rapid rate with their training. These classes can range from 30 minutes to an hour. Most students prefer to either take these classes alone or with their other family members.

If you are interested in scheduling private or semi-private classes, please contact Mrs. Chris Jackson and she will be glad to work out a schedule with you.

Private Class Rates:

30 minute class - $25/half hour
60 minute class - $50/hour

Semi-private Class Rates: (Limited to 2-4 students or 1 family)

60 minute class - $25/student, family of 3 or more $75/hour