Instructor Anthony Rivera – Martial Arts Braselton GA

Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts in Braselton, GA | Meet one of our amazing Martial Arts School Owners of the Braselton location, Instructor Anthony Rivera! His martial arts journey is a great story of how he and his family have been a part of the HapKiDo family since 2007. His story shows how there are super, fun classes for everyone in the family, as HapKiDo is a martial art that everyone can learn and enjoy! Read more to learn more about Instructor Rivera’s story!

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Martial Arts Braselton GA
Instructor Anthony Rivera at Choe’s HapKiDo Martial Arts Braselton GA


Hello, guys! My name is Anthony Rivera, or also known as Instructor Rivera by the students here at Choe’s HapKiDo Flowery Branch. I started as a HapKiDo student in 2007, and earned my 1st degree black belt in 2011. My journey in this martial art has greatly continued since then, and now, I’m currently a 3rd degree black belt.

Like all of us, my martial arts journey started as a kid watching kung fu movies. There was even a series called Kung Fu at the time with David Carradine. Bruce Lee was on The Green Hornet, even had a cameo on Batman and Robin.  As a result, I learned American Karate and practiced up into my mid-teens.

Fast forward to when my 6-year-old son wanted to do martial arts after attending a Karate party done by an ex-military guy in a warehouse setting. I searched for a place that I felt comfortable for my son to be at and learn from. I came across Choe’s HapKiDo located in Grayson. After several months of taking him to class, I got the, “I can do this!” bug bite and joined.

Soon after, my wife (Instructor PattiAnn) and daughter joined classes as well. It became a family activity for us that had extreme benefits. My wife and I eventually became Assistant Instructors, and our children became Junior Instructors. Once we reached our Black Belt goals, our love for teaching and helping students to better themselves blossomed into opening a Choe’s HapKiDo school in Flowery Branch in 2013.

It has been an honor to continue my journey at Choe’s HapKiDo Flowery Branch. My family and I are now Changing Society One Black Belt at a Time!


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