If you're looking for a martial art for your children it's worth considering our Little Dragon’s class designed for girls and boys aged 5-10 years old. Your child may have already asked you about our martial arts classes.
We have identified key areas over recent years which we have implemented into our training system to bring out the best in children whilst training in martial arts.
Our aim is to ensure that every child has fun when they are training as well as enjoying the art of Tae Kwon Do. One of the main objectives is to build and strengthen the characters of each individual child and to instill a level of courtesy and respect.
We do this with safety for young children in mind and this is paramount in our teaching methods. We use a range of equipment to help make the sessions more interesting and also to ensure that we give everyone a cardio vascular workout but in a fun and relaxed way. The equipment we use with children is made of a foam and has a very good density to avoid damage to joints and make everything low impact.
Our team of both male and female instructors take small groups of children and work to a set routine of disciplines to bring out the best and prepare the students for gradings which are held regularly throughout the year.
As part of being a Dragon member their are key objectives that we use as a measure to see how they are progressing with the training. From this year, we are introducing assessment reports which are used for parents to monitor their childrens progress. To order your assessment please download a request form from our downloads section, complete and return it. You will be notified of the assessment date and then once it has been done will have the opportunity to meet with one of our instructors to discuss the report in more detail.
The gradings for the Dragons are set out to be physical but are without some of the more complex routines that are built into the adult syllabus. This helps each student to work hard and exercise in a fun way as well as achieving key objectives along the way.
The program is comprehensive and rewarding for the student who if successful will receive a belt and certificate from MTKDA. If a student is un-successful we sit them down with the parent or guardian and explain in a constructive and sympathetic way what went wrong. We will then work with the student to improve the weak areas and then re-test them in a class environement before promoting them to the next level or belt.
The main objective with the new program is to help the student build a strong character and promote self confidence. Young children often suffer in their early years with lack of confidence & social skills sometimes as a result of bullying. Students also have the opportunity to develop their focus, co-ordination, learning skills & self control. If you think this program would benefit your child then please come and see us for your FREE four week trial.
For more details about this program speak with one of our instructors at the Academy or e-mail us. We are more than happy to contact you by telephone at anytime with your permission to discuss your specific requirements.
All calls are in the strictest of confidence so you can rest assured if your particular enquiry in as a result of bullying or self confidence, we are bound by the data protection act to keep all information confidential at all times. Your information therefore will not be shared with anyone.
Our instructors have attended child safeguarding awareness courses and are fully updated every year with any changes or legislation.