About Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy for Snellville, Suwanee, Johns Creek & Lilburn

Master Instructor Maurice Murphy

Meet Our Instructors

Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy in Cumming, Lawrenceville,
Flowery Branch, Duluth and Loganville
Black Belt Instructors

In 1978, Choe's HapKiDo opened its doors and began teaching martial arts. But we wanted to teach more than self-defense - we wanted to help people grow and enhance their lives. Hence our motto, “Improving our country and society one Black Belt at a time.” After all, martial arts is such a powerful tool to develop focus, concentration, respect, compassion and more. By the time someone reaches the level of black belt with Choe's schools, they've ingrained these traits deeply into their lives.

The mission of spreading martial arts throughout America quickly spread through the metro Atlanta area, with schools in Cumming, Suwanee, Grayson, Loganville, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Lilburn, Norcross, Johns Creek, Sugar Hill, Alpharetta and Buford. Each school is staffed with highly qualified Black Belt level instructors who are passionate about teaching and living martial arts. And each is certified in our award-winning Bright Confidence Kids Character Development Program - making them apt teachers to help kids grow into successful, thriving adults.

We firmly believe that anyone can succeed in martial arts, and have a ton of fun along the way. Regardless of age, gender, fitness level or anything else - we've seen people accomplish amazing feats with us. It's all about the attitude you engage the martial arts with. In a nurturing, success-driven atmosphere like ours, a positive attitude goes a long way. People accomplish things every day here that simply amaze them. They become stronger - physically, mentally & spiritually. They become fitter, happier, and feel an incredible sense of accomplishment.

Training can be difficult. It comes with challenges as you learn to use your mind and body in new, unique ways. But through every challenge, we'll encourage you and help you overcome it. Through every problem or question that arises, we'll be there to guide you and help you grow. Our schools are a lot like families in many ways: everyone supports and motivates one another. Everyone wants everyone else to succeed and flourish. And everyone wants to stay safe and have a ton of fun.

I hope you'll come by one of our Atlanta area martial arts schools and give us a try. I guarantee you'll get hooked from day one.

Whether you're interested in martial arts for your kids, or you're an adult looking for a fun, enriching activity that brings you fitness and self-defense skills... Feel free to contact the location that's nearest you. Each of our locations are filled with kind, caring staff members who will gladly answer all of your questions. If you live in Cumming, Lawrenceville, Flowery Branch or Duluth, we'd love to hear from you. Pick up the phone and call us now!

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