Choi Kwang Do

Head Instructor: Ralph Allison


Ralph Allison is an Expert-Level Instructor who started his martial arts career at the early age of 9. Ralph Allison trained in the Martial Arts for over 25 years side-by-side with Grand Masters and Masters from all over the world in a variety of styles such as Judo, traditional Karate, Modern Arnis & Komaru Ryu Ju Jitsu to name a few .

In 1990 Ralph Allison dedicated himself to Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi`s system of Choi Kwang Do (CKD) Martial Arts . Our Chief Instructor had various write ups in martial arts publications and has been on the front cover of the " Tae Kwon Do & Korean Martial Arts " magazine where he has a regular monthly feature called "On The Streets With Ralph Allison" explaining how to act when confronted in a serious street situation (the series has been running for 3 years now every month in that magazine since 2003).

In 2003 he received the prestigious "Combat Hall of Fame" Award  for his dedication to Martial Arts in the UK and worldwide .

In 2004 he was appointed "Chief Examiner" of CKD Martial Arts International Certification on. In the same year Mr. Allison also received the `British National Martial Arts Award

In 2005 Mr. Allison was the first CKD Instructor who was featured in 'Blackbelt Magazine' in a 2 part series called `Health In Martial Arts` written by him explaining the important health advantages of our art.


About Choi Kwand Do
Choi Kwang Do ( C.K.D.) is a modern self defence system devised by Grandmaster Choi specifically orientated to be effective in a real confrontation. There is no "full contact" or "semi-contact" punches or kicks in our classes - the power of Choi Kwang Do is far too great to allow such sparring in class. For the same reason we do not have any competitions since "point-sparring" is also unrealistic with regard to street self defence. Even in your first lesson you will learn blocking and countering techniques, which will help you if you confront danger in a real-life-situation. Korean traditions such as showing respect, bowing to each other, loyalty, courtesy and self-discipline are being used in class as well.

None of our techniques use the "hyper-extension" or "lock-out" movements as in the traditional martial arts styles; Grandmaster Choi found these traditional movements to be not effective enough on the street where it counts. Furthermore on C.K.D. Video number one (available from our organization) you can see and hear 3 medical doctors explain why Choi Kwang Do is superior to other martial arts styles from a health point of view as well since lock-out movements (as seen in Kung Fu and traditional Karate ) often causes swelling, inflammation and other chronic illnesses to the joints .

Despite the tremendous power of Choi Kwang Do it is safe and suitable for ALL: male, female , young or older age. Truly a " family sport ".


About Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi
Grandmaster Choi advanced to be the youngest Tae Kwon Do master-instructor (martial art of foot and hand techniques) to go out into the world to spread the teachings of Tae Kwon Do. Having seen others and himself suffer physically from the unnatural "hyper-extension" movements of Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi decided to leave his previous organization and form Choi Kwang Do converting students and masters from all over the world to his new modern system of self-defence.

Grandmaster Choi`s nickname was "The Flash" when in his homeland because of his technical speed …. Now even faster and more powerful see for yourself what Dojunim (translated: The Founder ) has created in CHOI KWANG DO!


Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts is not " just " about punching and kicking - this is only one aspect of our programme to help your children develop into a successful healthy person now and in later adult life .

So what is it we can offer apart from Self Defence? Choi Kwang Do (CKD) helps and improves your child`s power of concentration, self control, discipline, more self esteem, have a "winning attitude" for exams (and in life), have a cardiovascular work-out and so promoting health, better behavior at home and in school and get mentally stimulated for "positive thinking".

This last aspect is very important if one sees the statistics that 1 in 5 people in Europe suffer from depression. WE TEACH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE - this way a powerful path can be built for the child`s later SUCCESS IN LIFE too !

So as you can see : although we teach Self Defence - we DO have so much more to offer.


Why not have a trial INTRODUCTION today (with no obligation) and see for yourself what our martial arts system can give you and your child.

PIL SUNG means "Certain Victory"; it also means: never give up … on your road to A MORE FULLFILLING LIFE-STYLE AND SUCCESS !

Please note: Please do not confuse our system with other "traditional styles" - we do not use the "lock out " or "semi-lock out" movements of such styles. Our research has shown that ONLY our system can offer a balanced health programme combined with self defence and other benefits.


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Training Location

Choi Kwang Do 
Vestry Hall
London Road
Mitcham CR4 3ND

Phone: 020 8646 5551


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