Taekwon-do uses children's fascination with martial arts to teach them a practical, responsible self-defence program with numerous other benefits including improvement in: gross & fine motor skills, hand & foot/ eye co-ordination, balance, muscle tone, strength, cardio vascular, suppleness, concentration, focus, discipline and confidence. All aimed at building children’s confidence to help them stand up to the challenges of life, be it a bully or future interview and everything in between.
Our training also lifts a childs self defence skills. We also introduce an age appropriately adjusted part of our MTG Urban Self Defence Hosin Sul into the classes.
During their growing-up years, all children go through phases of awkwardness. Taekwon-Do teaches balance, grace and coordination on both right and left sides. Children learn to simultaneously perform different movements with their feet and hands improving balance and the co-ordination that is needed in many aspects of life.
When asked what they would like their child to get out of Taekwon-do, most parents cite, "self-discipline." Our program helps to increase the children's attention span, promotes concentration skills and then rewards them for their accomplishments. Teaching a child how to discipline him or herself allows that child to perform well in other activities: school, scouting, sports, music and later, college and careers. We're shaping the leaders of tomorrow!
As students achieve higher ranks, they are proud of the progress they've made. They are shown respect by lower-ranking students and instructors. Taekwon-Do gives them the confidence to try other new things and because our students know how to defend themselves, they are less likely to fight. After all, aggression is a symptom of low self-esteem.
Enhances Flexibility and Fitness
As students progress in rank, and become more physically fit, the exercises become more fun and complex. Taekwon-Do is a terrific supplement to other sports, keeping the children active and fit during off seasons and improving their Cricket, Rugby, Athletics, and Soccer etc. However, Taekwon-Do is not just for natural athletes! It will greatly improve any child's fitness and flexibility.
What to expect
Training will include, fitness, strength, flexibility & technique training. Striking sparring, fun wrestling, pad work, patterns, fun games which improve aspects important for martial arts. There is also a great competition aspect for children who would like to compete.