Junior Tae Kwon Do (7-11 years old)
Martial Arts Begins With Respect
Our Junior Tae Kwon Do Program is based on the core values of Martial Arts training. "Martial Arts Begins With Respect." From this basic premise, we develop your child's awareness and skills in three primary areas: Respect, Discipline and Self Control. Our core curriculum includes hi-energy drills and skills designed to build and condition each child's attitude, behavior and overall character development. Tae Kwon Do training helps children and young adults develop greater self-control and self-discipline in everything they do. Our training instills confidence through positive coaching, lot's of encouragement and a powerful mentoring relationship with role model leaders. We also teach valuable life skills that focus on Goal-Setting, positive attitude, relationship building, communication skills and leadership.
Practical Self-Defense & Safety Awareness
Safe kids make for happy parents. Kids tend to listen to people they like, trust and respect. Our highly trained teaching staff will share vital safety tips and teach your child practical self-defense. Most important is that your child understands some simple rules of safety. They will learn tips such as safety in numbers and learning to practice safe habits in their daily routine. Knowledge is power; we provide an explanation of common abduction lures and teach kids to be cautiously aware of their surroundings. No parent wants their child to live in fear, yet they want to know that their child is safe. We believe strongly in helping your child become confident and capable young adults who understand right from wrong and will know when to stand their ground and when to run-yell-tell. We also stress non-violent conflict resolution, how to avoid dangerous situations and practical techniques for getting away from a range of situations being cornered, being grabbed and being tackled to the ground. Our practical self-defense skills will empower your child and give the parent peace of mind knowing their child is safe at all times. Your child will be trained when and when not to use their self defense skills and our students have a clear understanding of being responsible for their actions and attitudes.
Tae Kwon Do Kids are always Victors and never Victims...
Kids who learn to defend themselves usually will never have to. They have learned to walk with confidence and they are less apt to be a prime target for bullies and/or abductors. Studies prove that anyone who wants to harm a child or has ill intent is more likely to go for the weakest looking kid they can find. Kids that are aware and act in a more confident manner are the greatest deterrent to bullies and dangerous adults. Kids who train in the Martial Arts become more assertive and less aggressive. Just like Adults, if they have a healthy outlet for their energy, they will let go of stress and frustrations. Watch the level of energy our kids exert in a class and you'll understand why they sleep well at night. Kids with a high level of self-confidence are also better able to deal with negative peer pressure and "Say No" to dangerous situations and threatening adults.
Healthy, Wealthy, Happy & Fit...with a Fighting Spirit that will Never Quit!
Television, video games and fast foods present significant temptations and challenges to our young people today. We strive every day to deliver a program that builds a sense of balance for your child. Our Junior Tae Kwon Do Program inspires kids with specific instruction on how to live healthier, how to exercise and how to build energy and a dynamic spirit. We want your child to be better prepared to face life's challenges and be successful in everything they do. Statistics tell us that 1/3 of all kids are obese and that fully 2/3 are overweight and at risk of preventable health challenges that could lead to early death. Most kids are less active than previous generations and spend too much time on the computer or playing video games. They barely even have a structured gym class in school. Combine the lack of activity with the ease of fast foods and the junk that kids can easily become addicted to, and it's easy to see why our nation is creating kids at risk. Our program will get your child in the best shape of their young lives. We'll increase their flexibility, strengthen and tone their muscles and give them greater endurance. All while they are having fun and learning valuable life skills that will carry over to becoming successful adults. Our instructors are experts at motivating kids and bringing out the best in them. We love to team up with families to instill a non-quitting spirit in kids and help them become successful in life.
5 Reasons Every Child Should Be Enrolled in Tae Kwon Do
1. Improved Report Cards:
Our curriculum is designed to teach children the importance of concentration. Improved concentration means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore, you can expect your child to receive better grades for academics and attitude. In our school, all children participate in our "Academic Achiever's Program" every fall. This program teaches children how to study and get the most out of the academics. This program has resulted in all our children having a minimum 3.0 grade point average (but, most have a 3.8 or better) upon graduating to Black Belt.
2. Tae Kwon Do Builds Healthy Kids:
Tae Kwon Do is a great workout. Your child will breathe better, eat better and sleep better. Children who take Tae Kwon Do are slimmer, make better decisions about food in general, learn to take care of themselves. You won't see any of our Black Belts using drugs, now or ever!
3. Positive Attitude:
Kids in our program learn to have a positive and respectful attitude. You won't find yourself repeating yourself over and over, or arguing with your child like most parents do. Kids learn to be respectful of their parents and teachers. You might even catch your child say: "Yes Ma'am or Yes Sir!"
It's true, kids who take Tae Kwon Do develop better self-confidence. They'll be encouraged to take chances, to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. The success they experience through Tae Kwon Do teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and in extracurricular activities in general.
Tae Kwon Do teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical, your child will improve his/her strength, flexibility and overall health. Additionally, your child will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully, your child will never be picked on nor need to fight. but should the occasion arise, shouldn't everyone know how to protect themselves? The second form of self-defense Tae Kwon Do teaches is internal. Children learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Tae Kwon Do can help your child avoid the need for a physical confrontation. This second form of self-defense is perhaps the most valuable of the two.