Our Chief Instructor
Emilia Freegard is a 2nd Dan Black Belt, Certified Chief Instructor, School Owner and International Associate Examiner in the Martial Art of Choi Kwang-Do. After her 15th year of other martial arts, she converted and began her training in Choi Kwang-Do in 2002. Emilia then certified as an Assistant Instructor which helped in developing her skills to further her education in this magnificent Martial Art. She started teaching kids and adults in 2003, and later became a Chief Instructor under the Choi Kwang-Do Martial Art International Organisation.
She opened Sutton & Cheam Choi Kwang-Do Martial Arts on the 15th November 2006 and it has been successfully growing ever since!
When Emilia became affiliated with Choi Kwang-Do she was initially looking for a structured martial arts program for herself and her daughter (who was 10 years old at the time) to help her build self-confidence and improve her co-ordination skills. As a parent, she was able to see first hand the numerous physical and mental benefits, as well as discipline, that children gain from training in this wonderful programme.
Throughout her training, Emilia has always felt strongly about giving back to others what she has received from the fundamental teachings of this ingenious Martial Art. She is a community helper, dealing with kids and adults of all ages, which to her is the most rewarding work. Now her passion, enthusiasm and strength gained from Choi Kwang-Do has m ade her life complete, a dream come true, wishing to pass this on so everyone can have the same benefit
The Sutton & Cheam Choi Kwang-Do School is growing fast, and she is so proud to see the progress of her students, and very happy supporting them to achieve their goals and be successful in their lives
Emilia is always positive and teaches with enthusiasm to encourage her students to always do their best and never give up, which is the fundamental concept behind Choi Kwang-Do, as well as pass on the martial arts principles with strong belief in family values which are so important in our lives.
Emilia is fully qualified and CRB checked for total peace of mind.