TAEKWONDO FOR KIDS
This section applies to children roughly 5, 6 or 7 and up. The Lil' Panthers section applies to children who are younger. All our youth programs fill up fast so Contact us to find out about start dates and/or wait-lists.
Our Youth Tae Kwon Do program comes from decades of collective experience; father, Grandmaster Hee Il Cho and son, Jacob Cho. Mr. Cho teaches over 90% of all TKD classes and began his martial arts journey as a student in his father's classes nearly 40 years ago.
We are committed to providing our youth students with the tools and abilities to defend themselves, thrive and succeed in life, and to be conscientious about making their own positive contributions as they grow into young men and women. We offer a healthy balance of character and athletic development. The bar is set high as we believe in maximizing potential. Classes are conducted in a traditional setting where integrity, discipline, respect and self-control are nurtured. Children have fun, but at the same time are challenged to work hard, persevere and ultimately achieve goals. Self-respect and self-confidence come from the truth of consistent, honest and earnest efforts, and the skills that are acquired as a result of these efforts.
Our program provides a structured, disciplined, positive and healthy environment that helps children get a strong start on life. Young children begin to develop habits everyday. Let us help yours to develop good ones.
INTEGRITY -- we constantly reinforce the necessity and value of recognizing and honoring what is right
RESPECT -- martial arts begins and ends with respect; self-respect, respect for others and respect for nature
SELF-DISCIPLINE -- we teach children to manage their own conduct so as to make promoting decisions
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 as martial artists strive to be humble and to 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
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 role/process
FITNESS -- we communicate the importance of living a healthy life and respecting the body
ACADEMICS -- the aforementioned will collectively cultivate higher academic success
SELF-DEFENSE -- we teach practical techniques of self-defense and enforce repetition and practice so that these skills become second-nature
PHYSICAL BENEFITS -- increased strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, speed, endurance, control, body awareness, breathing awareness, weight management & overall physical fitness
A COMPETITIVE OUTLET -- Tae Kwon Do offers many organized competition types (sparring, breaking, hyung/forms) for all ages and skill levels (beginner to Olympians)
COMPLEMENTARY TO SPORTS -- Tae Kwon Do will complement and enhance performance of all other practiced sports
We believe strongly in the value of all the aforementioned and strive to lead by example. We help to provide children the self-confidence and discipline to say no to negative peer pressure and social programming; the self respect to want to say no to these negative influences; the responsibility to take ownership of their actions and to learn from mistakes; the strength, respect and confidence to stand tall and do the right thing; the tools and attitude needed to achieve their goals; and ways to live a healthy happy life!