American Chung Do Kwon (generally known as karate) is an “empty hand” style, meaning students do not use weapons. They train standing up using punches, kicks, strikes and blocks.
Instruction focuses on teaching traditional kata or forms, which is a series of movements fighting an invisible opponent; and sparring, which is the demonstration of techniques while fighting a real opponent. Sparring is done in protective gear once students reach yellow belt.
Students will progress in belt rank and could have the opportunity to go to regional, national and international competition, as well as be a part of the United States Martial Arts Team through our Competition Team Program.
Classes are offered for students age 5 through adult. Classes run year-round and students can start at any time or any age.
Uniform purchase required. Additional apparel & gear purchases required as rank advances and/or with participation on the competition team.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Our program is led by Mr. Joey Harrison, third degree blackbelt and owner of The Brick. Mr. Harrison began teaching martial arts in 2010 when The Brick opened as Golden Isles Martial Arts Academy. He carries on the legacy of his legendary instructor, Mr. Patrick Duncan, under whom Mr. Harrison began training when he was 12 years old.
Mr. Chris Martinez is a third degree blackbelt who has been part of The Brick family from close to the very beginning. He brings many years of martial arts experience, fighting ability, and physical fitness knowledge to the job. He primarily teaches our age 10 and younger students, along with our Ninja Trix class. He also teaches adult fitness at The Brick.
Maggie Jenkins began her journey as a martial arts student at The Brick in March 2011 when she was 6 years old and earned her Black Belt in October 2019 while in London at the World Martial Arts Games. She assists and leads instruction for our TKD students, as well as works in our children’s programming. Maggie is a world and national champion, competing in NBL and NASKA circuits and with the United States Martial Arts Team.
Boston Harrison started taking martial arts classes the day his parents opened The Brick on October 4, 2010, when he was 5 years old. He earned his Black Belt in October 2019 while in London at the World Martial Arts Games. Boston assists and leads instruction for our TKD students and he also works as a camp counselor at The Brick. Boston is a world and national champion, competing in NBL and NASKA circuits and with the United States Martial Arts Team.