The Lil'Dragons program is developed specifically for children ages 3 1/2 through 7. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group.
The belt system for Dragons is different from our traditional belt system. Dragons earn white solid striped belts for their recommended ranks and pattern-striped belts for their decided ranks. Dragons earn their belts at Lil'Dragon Day, where they test for their next rank.
KARATE FOR KIDS
There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills.
The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:
TEENS & ADULTS
We train our students to the best of their ability. Some students come to us in shape, while others have come to us 100 pounds overweight. Most come to us with limited flexibility. Adults start at any age, as we have had some adults who started as late as age 65, and have still earned their black belts. As a student, you are looked upon as an individual, never compared to anyone else. Our instructors will be there every step of the way. All that is expected is a willingness to try. In this class, families may take class together (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The principles of Tae kwon do techniques are based on the design of your body. For power you develop the larger, powerful muscles of the torso. The speed of the techniques comes from the fast, agile muscles of the arms and legs. As you progress in Taekwondo, you will learn to coordinate this speed and power, and develop a concentration to focus all of your body's strength into a small, hard striking surface like the edge of the hand or the heel of a foot.
When the speed and power developed through Taekwondo is used in a self-defense situation against the vulnerable parts of an attacker's body, the results can be incredible. Tae kwon do allows a woman to emphasize many of her natural physical strengths, such as power in the legs, while learning a method of self-defense efficient against a much larger opponent. Knowing you can defend yourself, your confidence will grow. And confidence alone is usually enough to deter potential attackers.
This does not come naturally for many people, but self-confidence can be developed over a period of time. Through Tae kwon do, as you accomplish new goals, your confidence level increases. Tae kwon do instills a sense of discipline and self-confidence that can carry over to all aspects of your life.
WHY TAKE CLASS WITH YOUR KIDS?
It's the best way to show your support in their martial arts! It's another way to bond as a family. Kids love learning with their parents! Instead of working out elsewhere, get your kicks in alongside your children. We offer family discounts, so the more family members enroll and take class, the more you save!