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).