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KARATE KIDS OVERVIEW
The foundation of the Karate for Kids curriculum is the education and development of life-skills such as positive mental attitude, high goal setting, perseverance, self-control and confidence. Karate for Kids training is designed to be fun and fulfilling for each student. This is because Taekwondo is an individual activity rather than a team sport. Therefore every student is an active and valuable participant in class. They work out with kids their own age and progress at their own pace. The ATA Karate for Kids program is perfect for parents looking for an activity that is not just great exercise but that also teaches their school age children lessons they will use throughout their life. The way children learn and what motivates them is the reason we offer a program exclusively for children.
6 REAL BENEFITS OF KARATE KIDS CLASS
Most forms of martial arts are based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
Learning any Songahm Taekwondo will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. When she goes to her Songahm Taekwondo class, though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a phsyical altercation.
THE BELT SYSTEM
The student has no knowledge of Songahm Taekwondo and begins the journey with a clean (pure) slate.
The student sees the beauty of the art but has not yet experienced the power of the proper technique.
The student begins to understand the foundation of taekwondo as they rise upwards toward the sun.
Realizing their progress and potential, the student must now begin to spar in order to promote in rank.
The student's technique is starting to develop power and basic movements are beginning to work in unison.
Reaching higher levels the training becomes more difficult, creating a "mountain" that must be overcome.
Having passed the mid-way point, the student now focuses his/her energy upward toward black belt.
At this point the student has mastered many basics moves and has developed deep roots in taekwondo.
The physical skill has been developed but lacks control. Physical and mental discipline must be achieved.
The sun sets and the student must begin a new phase of training; that of being a black belt student.
Completion of the nine grades of Songahm taekwondo and absorbing all the color rank knowledge.