Cho's Black Belt Academy offers one-day free classes at Jan. 12 open house

2:04 PM, Jan. 3, 2013  |  Comments
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Cho's Black Belt Academy will have an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 331 Winnebago Drive in Fond du Lac. Classes will be free and open to the public.

? The first class will be the Lil'dragons Class from 9 to 9:40 a.m. and is for ages 4 & 5. This class is fun and will be teaching preschool and kindergarten kids Martial Arts, team work, listening skills, and more.

? The second class will be from 9:45 to 10:25 a.m. for ages 6-11. This class will be teaching practical self-defense, Tae Kwon Do and anti-bullying techniques. Kids need to know how to conduct themselves against bullies.

? The third class will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for ages 12 and up, teaching Tae Kwon do and practical self defense against an assault or a street situation, but will be more at an adult self defense level.

? The fourth class will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. for ladies ages 16 and up. This will be a Cardio Kickboxing class showing basic Martial Art techniques, kickboxing, cardio, weights, abs and toning. The next 15-week Cardio Kickboxing Session will start on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fond du Lac location.

Anyone who wishes to come to one of these classes should call 922-9401 or 748-3481 to pre register by Friday, Jan. 11. You can also pre-register by emailing Master Paul Benish at

All Martial Arts and Kickboxing classes will be instructed by Master Paul Benish, and assistant instructors. Cho's will also be giving everyone who comes in to their open house one free week of Tae Kwon Do classes. Anyone under 18 years old should have a parent with tem to fill out a liability form. Everyone should wear loose comfortable clothing for working out in and bring a water bottle.

Cho's classes include: Lil'dragons ages 4 and 5, Tae Kwon Do ages 6 to 11, Tae Kwon Do/Weapons ages 12 and up, and Cardio Kickboxing ages 16 and up. All information can be viewed at Cho's Web site: Cho's also has a school in Ripon at 404 Eureka St. next to Curves.

The afternoon schedule will be instructed by certified instructor and personal trainer NETA, ACE, ISSA, and DSW Traci Schanen, will be a 1 to 1:45 p.m., Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi class; 2 to 2:45 p.m. Yoga Strength (a fusion of Yoga, Strength Training, Pilates, and Tai Chi), please bring your toga mat if you have one; 3 to 3:45 p.m. Zumba class. You can also come in the afternoon and learn about Personal Training Sessions designed just for you and Nutrition Stratagies Program for weight loss, better health and energy and sample doTerra essential oils, Slim and Sassy Weight loss products including vanilla and chocolate protein powders providing you with the essential nutrients of a healthy meal, and try the 100 percent pure essential oil metabolic blend where you add your own water to manage hunger, calm your stomach and lift your mood.

Anyone interested in the afternoon classes should contact Traci Schanen to pre resgister at 960-2359; or email at by Friday, Jan. 11.

All of our classes are great for your mind, body and spirit and are good New Year's resolutions. Kids love the action, fun, and skill building drills, and adults love to get in shape and learn to defend themselves, and also increase their strength, flexibility and more.

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