Established in 1996, Norwich Choi Kwang Do is a non-profit club dedicated to serving the community within the NELM area with affordable Martial Arts tuition for adults and heavily subsidised tuition for children.
Based in the heart of East Anglia, Norwich Choi Kwang Do has gone from strength to strength with regular classes at near full capacity running self-defense classes for children, Families, Adults and Black Belts which has taken Norwich Choi Kwang Do to the forefront of martial arts.
In 2014 Norwich Choi Kwang Do along with some of our dedicated Students parents formed a fundraising committee who are dedicated to raising additional funds which means we can offer our rock-bottom prices to a wider area and include all of Norwich and Norfolk.
Residing in what is considered to be the heart of East Anglia, Norwich CKD has been serving the community on the west side of Norwich since 1996.
Norwich Choi Kwang Do was first introduced to the North Earlham area by Mrs Georgina Tuvey who at the time was headmistress of Ranworth First School (now known as Henderson Green Primary). Realising that the Martial Art of Choi Kwang Do was more than just a form of Self defence it could help children to learn Mrs Tuvey started by running an After School Club which was a free club for children of that school, realizing the potential to help students focus, build confidence, learn self-control and gain self-worth in a time of extreme hardship in what was considered to be an area of high deprivation. The club had a knock on effect with the children’s parents coming to watch and support their children.
In 1998 Mrs Tuvey retired as Headmistress for Ranworth First School but continued to be a role model and inspiration to many as a Third Degree Chief Instructor for Norwich CKD, dedicated to keeping the costs to a minimum for the children via funding firstly from the millennium fund and then from the NELM fund until sadly in 2006 she passed away.
Norwich Choi Kwang Do has continued to run under the supervision of Mrs Tuvey’s son Mr Eric Tuvey who is dedicated in maintaining the club as family friendly whilst keeping it running in the way in which his mum would have wished, Maintaining a presence in the Earlham area Keeping the costs down so that families on low income have access to affordable tuition locally to enable them to improve their focus, self-esteem, confidence and self-control.
under the direction of Mr Tuvey, the club has flourished and continued to grow and now boasts a large team of instructors with a cumulative Martial Arts experience in excess of 50 years.
Choi Kwang Do is an evolving Martial Art and we are evolving with it, at Norwich CKD we are always there to adapt to new methods and teachings as set by our Founder Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi and pass that knowledge down to our students allowing everyone to grow in what is a truly holistic Martial Art.
In 2016 Norwich Choi Kwang Do through fundraising from our Committee, celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding a mini-festival and inviting everyone to come and enjoy, it was a great day with guest instructors from Hampshire helping out.
in 2017 all our Fundraising Committee along with students, students families and instructors joined forces to do fundraising which saw our School Owner, Mr Tuvey fly to Atlanta to attend Choi Kwang Do's 30th anniversary and also to be graded by Grandmaster Choi to become Norwich first Deputy Master.
in 2018 our Fundraising Committee was busy again this time raising funds to take our students to the UK's 30th Anniversary of Choi Kwang Do during this time 4 of Norwich Choi Kwang Do's Instructors and students once again graded before Grandmaster Choi to attain the rank of 4th Degree and the title of Deputy Master.
Norwich Choi Kwang Do now sports an impressive Instructor Team with 2 Senior Instructors that are Deputy Masters, 1 Senior instructor at 3rd degree, and 2 instructors that are 1st degree, with a large attainment of Adults & Black Belt Students and constantly high numbers of children students and Intends to remain that way for many years to come.