Lil' Panthers - Ages 3.5 to 5, 6 or 7
All our youth programs fill up fast so scheduling ahead is highly recommended. Getting started is easy. Your child's trial class is always free. Contact us for details and scheduling.
Our youth programs are all age-specific and built upon decades of collective family experience; Jacob Cho, co-founder and owner of Cho’s Academy, and his father, Grandmaster Hee Il Cho. Both are lifetime martial artists.
We’re committed to providing our youth students with the tools and abilities to defend themselves, thrive and succeed through childhood development, and to grow into strong, happy and conscientious young men and women.
Our Lil’ Panthers Program is very age-specific and offers a healthy balance of both mental and physical development. For this young age group the emphasis is on cultivating listening skills, attention-span, focus, comprehension, confidence, motor-skills, coordination, strength, flexibility and more. Rudimentary techniques from several systems, including Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu and Yoga are taught so that students develop an understanding of basic concepts and movements. Our curriculum also helps to reinforce character development by regularly communicating messages of good behavior, respect, self-control, courtesy, manners and earnest efforts.
For this age group, students are challenged but at appropriate times, are also encouraged to be playful and have fun.
Our classes offer a structured, positive and healthy environment that help kids get a strong start on life. Children begin to develop habits everyday. Let us help yours to develop the right ones.
This program offers a transitioned entry into our older kid's Youth Tae Kwon Do program, which is a full comprehensive martial arts course.
INTEGRITY -- we consistently reinforce the necessity and value of recognizing and honoring what is right
RESPECT -- all of what we do is done with respect; self-respect, respect for others and respect for nature
SELF-DISCIPLINE -- we teach children to manage their conduct and make wise choices
SELF-CONFIDENCE -- we use challenge and positive reinforcement to build self-confidence
FOCUS & CONCENTRATION -- we use drills to develop focus, concentration levels and listening skills
MODESTY -- we provide an environment that encourages actions rather than words
GOOD MANNERS -- we emphasize the importance of understanding and using good behavior
HARD WORK & DETERMINATION -- we teach children the high value of hard work and to be committed
PERSEVERANCE & NON-QUITTING SPIRIT -- we reinforce never giving up when it is for the highest good
RESPONSIBILITY -- we hold children responsible for their actions and teach to learn from mistakes
GOAL-SETTING -- we use several methods to develop and reinforce the practice of setting goals
LEADERSHIP SKILLS -- we develop leaders by giving them leadership roles and mentoring this process
FITNESS -- we communicate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and respecting the body
ACADEMICS -- the aforementioned will collectively cultivate higher academic success
SELF-DEFENSE -- we teach practical self-defense and enforce repetition so the skills are ingrained
PHYSICAL BENEFITS -- increased strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, speed, endurance, motor-skill function, body awareness, breath control, weight management & overall physical fitness
A COMPETITIVE OUTLET -- The marital arts offer many organized competition types for almost all ages and skill levels (beginner to Olympians)
COMPLEMENTARY TO SPORTS -- The martial arts will complement and enhance performance of all other sports
Trial classes are by appointment only.