PeeWee Kwondo 3 & 5 Years
At this young age it is important to give children a safe, friendly, fun and exciting introduction to keeping fit. This program focuses on improving fine motor skills (co-ordination), street smarts (stranger danger) and of course self defence skills. With lots of encouragement, smiles and motivational messages the classes are full of activities that engage our members ensuring they sleep well and want to come back again and again.
Little Champions 6 to 8 Years
At this age level children have started learning more about themselves. Their needs and stimulations change and they start to challenge both themselves and others around them. It is here we start developing the children's broader techniques and introduce them to the more disciplined side of martial arts training. Here the students experience the non physical benefits of martial arts training with improved concentration and mental awareness, a physical increase in class performance as well as advancing their technical self defence skills into a reaction rather than a thought.
Juniors 9 to 13 Years
As our children grow they become physically stronger and mentally more determined to set their own goals and ACHIEVE THEM. Our junior members are invited to join our professional competition teams (Future Champions Squad) in both Poomsae (Traditional Patterns) and Olympic style sparring. Some of our members have represented firstly themselves, family and friends then their club, their state and even their country overseas. Our professional and experienced instructors have a great eye for scouting future champions and once identified will make the time to sit with both the student and their family to discuss the athletic possibilities.
What is Taekwondo?
"The art of the hand and foot"
Taekwondo is a traditional martial art that originates from Korea and the name translated, (tae) means ‘foot’, (kwon) means ‘fist’ and (do) means ‘the art or the way’. Taekwondo is known for its dynamic kicking techniques, which sets it apart from other martial arts and is a fully recognised Olympic Sport.
Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world and is practiced by millions to improve fitness levels, confidence, self defence skills, earn respect for oneslef and others, understand discipline and is practiced in accordance with the traditional Taekwondo tenets:
Taekwondo is practiced for for both physical and spiritual development. Training sessions include learning individual techniques of kicking, punching and blocking, which are practised in a set combination.
Students also practice basic sparring combinations; these are short, set sequences of attack and counter practiced between partners, after which students may practice free sparring as opponents.
Taekwondo as a sport and exercise is popular with people of both sexes and of many ages. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.
A taekwondo student wears a uniform (called a dobok), which is usually white, with a belt tied around the waist. The belt indicates the student's rank. The school or place where instruction is given is called the dojang.