Chris Junge and his multi-professional team at Academy 8 have one thing in mind: the people and the humanity in your company.
Through a very special approach they manage to increase mental and physical resilience on all levels and even thereby... increase productivity:
To convey principles and knowledge of Far Eastern martial arts and to transfer them to your goals.
In the form of sustainable (process) accompaniment, the Academy 8 becomes a partner of your company and conveys all existing potentials in the sense of the company in experience-oriented, inspiring seminars and formats.
I have been a member of this special family for almost 5 years. Why do I use the word "family" well, because here you are immediately warmly welcomed and the feeling is transmitted to be at the right time in the right place.
What I have learned over the years from Chris & other wonderful instructors is that my self-esteem & confidence is related to martial arts. Likewise, I have been allowed to discover strengths that I didn't think were possible. My consciousness has become more alert through training, better said, with each training I was able to get in tune with my mind. I was allowed to prove this already to the next rank.
Since fall 2021, the training for children is also offered & also here I was allowed to notice positive changes in my 9-year-old daughter.
Would I recommend Ak8 to others? Of course! It would be irresponsible not to, because everyone should be able to go through life safely and confidently.
It's all to the point when I say in one sentence: Training at AK8 has changed my life from the ground up.
At that time, I had started training because I was interested in self-defense. At the time, I was plagued by a lot of insecurities, dissatisfactions and my self-confidence was low.
So I just wanted to "get a taste".
From the first lesson on I felt very comfortable with the group. Everyone was/is accepted as you are, everyone is welcome: it's a nice feeling of family :)
So I stuck with it and quickly noticed the effect of the (physical) training.
Chris and his advanced students taught us super effective, sensible defense methods that we could implement directly without any prior knowledge. In addition, my fitness increased, my body image improved and self-confidence gradually grew from the inside out :)
Training became the biggest part of my life and I was allowed to learn many other things besides self-defense (on the mat and also off the mat) about life in general, relationships and about myself.
AK8 is, in my opinion, a place where growth, cohesion and meaningfulness are lived on many levels.
It is therefore far, far more than a self-defense school.
Over the years we also experienced great highlights: traveling together to seminars with teachers from different countries, joint summer parties, city trips, somehow there's always something going on :D
As a conclusion I can say that thanks to AK8 I learned to stand up for myself, to enjoy community, to strengthen myself physically as well as mentally > self-defense on all levels, so to speak.
With each technique that protects myself, I began to interact differently with myself and other people outside of training.
Today I have become a more aware person, always learning and AK8 has helped me profoundly.
The training in AK8 has helped me to get fit again and to evaluate my everyday stress differently. I look forward to every possible workout and sharing with newfound friends. The only thing I wish is that I had met Chris earlier and started the wonderful Kenpo training.
In this day and age, which is becoming increasingly insecure, it can only be recommended to everyone to maintain or build up their own fitness, endurance and health. The result: to strengthen the own sense of security and to refuel strength for the everyday life with every training are inevitable.
I can not imagine any other academy for martial arts. With a lot of patience the teaching about martial arts is passed on, no matter if you are slow and always an open ear for advice if you are not at peace with yourself. My youngest daughter is in the AK8 Kids and is just as excited as I am. The Academy 8 of Chris Junge I always recommend , the martial arts helps to get the head free , the everyday stress of job and much more. In martial arts you get to know your body and mind.
On to the martial arts in the Academy 8 to Chris Junge.
I had my personal experience with Academy 8 and martial arts expert Chris Junge in early 2020 at Lufthansa's LATC Schwaig. At that time, I worked as an administrator and organizer in the advanced training for flight attendants. This consisted of so-called MyQ seminars, whereby a wide selection of wine, gourmet, cultural and relaxation seminars as well as various language courses were offered.
Finally, in 2020, some new seminars were introduced. One in particular, in my opinion, brings significant added value to participants: "Attendo" - verbal and non-verbal self-defense in conflict situations.
The importance of a person/flight attendant, regardless of weight or age, being able to defend himself in an airplane, even disabling the troublemaker, is not just an unreal wishful thinking, as Chris Junge was able to prove.
During the two-day seminar, which included a healthy mix of theory and practice, the highlight was to reenact everything learned 1:1 in various conflict situations in an airplane mockup (narrow aisles, little space, in the front of the galley). At the request of the participants, concrete positions were simulated and tested to see how one could free oneself from them on the one hand and put an end to the conflict situation on the other. As indicated at the beginning, the fascinating thing was not the physical fitness/strength that played a role, but primarily the technique. After the usual feedback round at the end of a seminar, it quickly became clear that "Attendo" by Chris Junge will be a permanent, indispensable part of further training for flight attendants.
The offer was extremely interesting, sensitizing and instructive. It was very well adapted to individual situations and participants. Furthermore, the various units were very authentic, which led to an increased learning effect. Personally, one always felt taken seriously and in a good learning atmosphere. All staff members were sympathetic and empathetic. Important experience and good days, happy to recommend.
I have trained with Chris Junge myself as well as worked with him on a professional level (at school) and am very satisfied on both levels. The training is a lot of fun and the techniques are effective and memorable. You quickly gain confidence. I can only recommend such training to everyone. The students of the community school also had a lot of fun and learned a lot about violence prevention and self-defense, which will be deepened in further follow-up sessions. I think it is important to make children and young people fit and strengthened in this area. It is not only about the ability to protect oneself in crisis situations and to solve conflicts appropriately, but also about strengthening self-esteem. Chris Junge supports and promotes these goals with his training.
Many thanks for the good cooperation!
According to my impression, all participants from our specialist team were very taken with Chris Junge and his people in the context of a violence prevention and self-protection training!
Without any length and without unnecessary frills, always understandable, lively and very authentic, Chris and his team - relaxed and concentrated at the same time - brought us through the whole two days in the best possible way and not only immediately created a high practical relevance, but definitely also aroused considerable sustainable interest in further work on the topic (and on themselves)!
Of course, you ultimately have to keep at it yourself to achieve sustainability, but the whole thing has certainly already brought us a great deal forward.
And the fun we had in the process and especially in practicing together is certainly more than just a very welcome side effect! A big thank you for that too!
Thomas Heib (DIE BRIGG/PSD CV Schaumberg-Blies e.V.)
The Academy 8 trainings at Caritasverband Saarbrücken were effective and helpful and were positively evaluated by the participants. Many sustainable and usable impulses and perspectives for change have resulted for the work at Caritasverband Saarbrücken - and this is exactly how the goal of the training courses was very well achieved. We can recommend Mr. Junge and his team at Akademie 8 at any time.
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