TKD Kids uses the values of Taekwon do – as described in the tenets of Taekwon do – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable spirit to help children reach their potential. The syllabus teaches the following skills
Learning how to do things independently: Get dressed, tie their Taekwon-Do belt, prepare for school or Taekwon-Do, get washed, tidy up etc.
Teaching Children to understand why it is important to be organised. Kids learn Basic Organisation Skills: Grouping; Sorting and Categorising. Organising Space: Tidying Up; Lining Up in Class. Organising Time: Telling the time, Preparing in advance, Basic time management.
Kids learn the definition of a ‘Team’ and ‘Teamwork’, and how to do good teamwork.
Children are taught the definition of ‘Leadership’, and how to be a good leader.
Who to follow instructions from. the benefits of following instructions from leaders. They are also taught the Definition of ‘Responsibility’and what to do if you are responsible for a task.
Fitness and Health
Kids are taught about Stamina, Stretching, and Strength and are taught that fitness can be improved by doing exercises.
The definition of ‘Hygiene’ and why hygiene is important.
TKD kids are taught about the ‘Food Groups’and Healthy Eating Habits
Kids are taught Taekwon-Do Stances: to form Taekwon-Do Tools such as Fist and Knife-Hand. They will constantly practice Taekwon-Do Hand Attacks, Blocks and Kicks so they can understand the importance of repeated practice and a work ethic
Kids will learn dodging methods and the 4 basic turning methods
Fundamental Exercises and Patterns
Children Practice basic Taekwon-Do Exercises.
Children are made aware memory can be improved by practicing memory games and that important information should be remembered.
Concentration can be improved by playing concentration games and doing puzzles.
Kids are taught basic knowledge about Taekwon-Do. They have to learn to count to 10 in Korean and Learn basic Taekwon-Do terminology in Korean.
The Taekwon-Do Promise
All lessons are started with the Taekwon do kids promise. Kids have to learn the TKD Promise and how to keep the promise. through this they learn how to be kind and caring and have a basic understanding of Empathy, Fairness, Trust, and Respect.
The 5 Tenets of Taekwon-Do
Kids Learn the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do and how to observe them.
Children practise basic static and non-static balancing exercises to improve agility balance and coordination
Practise basic arm movements, trunk movements and leg movements.
Practice to improve their aim with a punch or kick. Focus: No contact, touch contact and hitting. Learn the Taekwon-Do reference lines
Such as Danger, Danger Awareness and Dangerous and Hurtful Behaviour