Our Team

CHANGING LIVES ONE CLASS AT A TIME


MEET THE CHOE’S HAPKIDO DULUTH TEAM!


Choe’s HapKiDo Duluth has been a part of Gwinnett County, GA since 2005!



MASTER CODY FOOR


MASTER CODY FOOR


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To me, Martial Arts is an epic, mysterious adventure filled with excitement, challenges, secret knowledge, deep meaning, and purpose. I have been drawn to martial arts all of my life and have been involved in The Way for nearly 4 decades. I have had many excellent teachers and experiences during my life in martial arts, but my REAL journey began when I met Grandmaster Choe. Under the guidance of Grandmaster Choe, I have been able to experience martial arts as a student, friend, brother, competitor, champion, teacher, leader and master. Grandmaster’s ChungMu HapKiDo is a complete path, providing the ways and means for full development of body, mind, and spirit.

Personally one of the greatest joys in martial arts is helping others and witnessing the positive changes in students’ lives. The friendship and community that makes this powerful change possible is a living treasure. The respect in HapKiDo forges relationships with a level of consideration and regard that is rarely found elsewhere.

My life at Choe’s HapKiDo in Duluth, Georgia has come full circle with my 2 sons beginning their own journey in ChungMu HapKiDo. Martial Arts is a true force of good in the world, and it is an honor and blessing to be part of it.

INSTRUCTOR CARLOS AVILA


INSTRUCTOR CARLOS AVILA


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My journey as a martial artist began at 13, and I have been training at Choe’s HapKiDo Duluth since 2005. And within a few fast passing years, in 2009, I started teaching HapKiDo students. For over a decade, my dedication and passion to help improve lives derive from wanting to see students be their best. My experience as a HapKiDo instructor has taught me how to adapt in teaching children and adults, and I enjoy challenging all through exercises, discipline, and techniques. I believe everyone can achieve their best, and I am dedicated to helping all succeed. I will meet students where they are at, but I also love providing extra resources for the super dedicated students.

While I enjoy having fun, I expect everyone to be at their best and focus on what is present during classes. Training, dedication, hard work, and focus is something important that everyone needs to understand when they start.

From the perspective of an instructor whom I deeply respect: “Kind-hearted while serious, a sense of humor while providing optimal lessons, Instructor Carlos Avila reflects the balance. He is well versed and never stops learning his craft. His motto has been “practicality”: when size plays a role, adaptation and common sense is key. What I also admire about Instructor Avila is that he leads by example and practices what he preaches while working with the students, a true leader of the people.”