What often gets lost is the real message of martial arts: discipline, respect for others and oneself, self-confidence and the development of a strong and complete individual through rigorous training.
In our Early Childhood Program, we hope to channel the interest of youngsters (four and five years old) in the martial arts into an activity which promotes the ideals of discipline, respect and confidence through activities which are designed to increase aerobic capacity, sharpen motor skills and increase focus.
Most importantly, we believe that students will learn the many valuable lessons of the martial arts while actually having fun.
The children will learn some of the basic blocks, kicks and punches of TKD. There is physical contact between students, and many practice drills are conducted on kicking pads and shields. Students are taught lessons in the proper time and situations for use of their new-found skills.
A belt promotion system whereby the students will earn patches upon successful completion of promotion tests will reinforce positive behavior and serve as incentives for improvement. The belt rank system will be different from the regular children’s program belt ranking system; however, as students gain command of their skills and become closer to the age of six, they have the opportunity to join the regular children’s program.