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The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1993, The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


CKD Building Unit 2/743 Riverway Drive, Thuringowa Central, Townsville, Queensland 4817

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The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy Owner

Hi, I’m Bruce Cairney.


I remember when I commenced my formal training after I left school, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident person - quite the opposite. However, it was a great and positive change to my life given all the negative peer pressures that teenagers and young adults are exposed to. Beginning my martial arts journey was one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1993, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Townsville by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at the The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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The Master Academy

Meeting all COVID requirements we have continuosly provided face to face training and instruction for our members without any break in 2020

New training equipment / drills / curriculum / activities & Policies - Book your 30 minute Covid compliance tour & QnA meet here:  Free Tour   

• 490 Square Metre 2 story building with 3 large training floors (2 on the ground floor)
• Mats for Maximum Safety
• Complimentary Wi-Fi, Tea & Coffee
• Change Rooms and Shower
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Seminars & Kids Parties Floor to ceiling screen and Projector available
• Street parking and rear access & parking available plus on-site parking
• Private adult & teens training and circuit gym
• Refitted with new paint scheme, floors & equipment commemorating 25yrs since founding Choi Kwang Do in Australia 
• A great array of punching bags and training equipments provided
• Comfortable open seating for parents
• Kitchenette facilities
• Central location -3 minutes from Ring road
• 1 minutes walk to major shopping centre, cinema theatre, restaurants, Riverway Park & lagoons


What Makes The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy Different From other Martial Arts Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at the The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Choi Kwang Do is the style of martial arts practiced by The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy students. Choi Kwang Do is considered to be the most effective martial arts system in the world. It uses natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements that will enhance your health as you learn self-defense. It uses sequential movement to transfer natural energy from one body segment and allows muscle groups to work intricately together to produce the most effective and powerful movements.

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

  • The Choi Kwang Do Master Academy owner

    Senior Master Cairney

    Founder of Choi Kwang Do in Australia

    6th Dan Regional Director