Children's Martial Arts Programs | Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy
Martial Arts Builds Young Minds and Bodies
At LCTA, We Make Learning Fun!
We specialize in working with children and are committed to helping every student improve. All children are taught at their own pace to deveop their present capabilities and bring out their hidden potential.
We have special programs for 3-4 year olds (Tiny Tigers) and for 5-6 year olds (Little Hwarangs). Our regular program is for students age 7 & above, and we strongly encourage family members to train together!
Children's Program Goals
Children love learning at Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy. During every class, we establish a safe and encouraging environment. We build confidence and celebrate each and every accomplishment. Our martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive.
The overarching goal of our program is to build our student's self esteem, wich we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our student's accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.
Building Life Skills
Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student's physical fitness. But our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At LCTA, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students.
Our program provides benefits that extend beyond the walls of the martial arts school. Many parents will find that Taekwondo improves their children's academic progress, attention span, listening, cooperative learning, following directions and leadership skills. These are all areas of training that directly carry over to the academic classroom and to your home.
At LCTA, our emphasis is on the personal development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self-confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self-discipline, and optimizing physical fitness.
Martial arts strongly emphasize self-discipline and self-control -- the Mayo Clinic specifically counts karate and taekwondo among the therapies for ADD/ADHD because of martial arts' ability to focus the mind.
Traits That Martial Arts Develops in a Child:
* Focus and concentration
* Physical fitness
* Positive attitude
* Goal setting
* Strong work ethic
* Lower level of anxiety
* Increased sense of responsiblity
* Decreased willingness to take foolish risks
* Increased social skills
Life Lessons Developed:
Classes end with group discussions and role-playing exercises. We touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.
Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:
* Avoiding conflicts
* Dealing with bullies
* Mental self-defense
* Proper respect for adults
* Stranger awareness
* Respect for self and others
* Saying "no" to drugs and peer pressure
These valuable life lessons help our students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.
Taekwondo will help build skills that prepare your child for life. So, whether your child faces a bully on the playground or a tough math test, he or she will be ready to meet that challenge head on.