kids classes

Building A Community of Confident Kids

WHY should my child do a martial art?

Simply put, DISCIPLINE!  No, not discipline in the sense of standing up straight and listening to orders being barked at them.  Discipline in the sense that can come only from being consistent, and working towards a goal.  While training in martial arts, the kids follow instructions that require focus and concentration.  As they progress through the belt levels, that focus and concentration spill over into other areas of their lives, including academics.

The confidence that is built through learning new movements, and success in stringing those movements together is a beautiful thing to watch.  As a child moves through the belt ranks, they will have juniors to look up to and follow them, just as they once did when they were new.

Yes, martial arts are about mastering specific movements, but more importantly, about mastering oneself.

 

WHY taekwon-do?

  • All martial arts are beautiful, useful, and special in their own way.  Taekwon-Do differs in that it is as much about personal growth as it is about the physical action of doing it.  It’s theory is steeped in history and tradition, and these are valued as much as being a star athlete.

 

  • ITF style Taekwon-Do is made up of 5 parts: Self Defense, Patterns, Sparring, Conditioning, and fundamental techniques.

 

  • We encourage the kids to compete whenever there are competitions held.  Doing well builds confidence, and not winning a medal teaches them to keep working and to try again.

 

  • In this class, we teach children from 4 years old up to 13.  This is a wide spread of ages and abilities, so the class is split into an older and younger group for portions, and they all work together in other portions.  This enables an easy transition for little ones when they develop the skills and attention span needed to join in with the older kids.

From about 13 years old, we encourage our young teens to join the adult class, as this too builds their confidence.

 

Class Schedule

Monday

16:30 – 17:30

Thursday

16:30 – 17:30

Saturday

10:30 – 12:00

Class Features

 

  • Duration                               60 Minutes
  • Instructors                                        2/3
  • Classes per week                             2/3
  • Price                                              R595