Adult Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

Julian Johnson

Choi Kwang Do Chief Instructor

Mr. Johnson achieved the rank of Head Instructor in Choi Kwang Do in June 2012. Since then he has trained and received private tuition from Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi (founder of Choi Kwang Do) at the International Headquarters in Georgia, USA.

He has transformed this knowledge of Choi Kwang Do into a practical self-defence programme suitable for all ages and genders (age 4+). His classes give an optimum health and fitness workout that is suitable for individuals to large groups. He uses a safe and supportive approach to deliver easy to learn instructions that can be used in real life situations.

In September 2014, Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts International certified him as Chief Instructor in Choi Kwang Do. This culminated in Mr. Johnson opening Choi Kwang Do @ MA&Y - a new and exciting place to train in martial arts.

Julian Johnson is a 3rd-degree black belt in Martial Arts, with a BA (1st Hons) in Fine Arts, an M.A. from University of the Arts, London and a PGCE in further education from the University of Education in London. Previously he was the General Manager of a full-time martial arts studio and in 2014 he co-founded MA&Y, a Martial Arts and Yoga Centre in South West London with his partner Gaia Persico.

MA&Y has gone onto become an established business in the borough of Wandsworth, London; a Finalist in 2018 in Best New Business, Best Business for Marketing and Social Media, Best Business for Customer Service, it has grown year on year with almost 200 members.

Julian’s varied and diverse skills, his business acumen, insightful marketing strategies, eye for detail and artistic, aesthetic sensibilities mean he can offer a rounded and encompassing support to the trainees. He is passionate about bringing a more down to earth approach to the yoga world, navigating the realities of needing to be a yoga teacher and a business person at the same time, an aspect that is fundamental in a teacher training. 

Academic Achievements

BA(1st Class Hons), MA, PGCE (PC)

Qualified Lecturer - Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PC), Institute of Education, London, 2005.




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