|The Taekwondo for Tiny Tigers program is designed specifically for
This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as:
All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group
In addition, the Taekwondo for Tiny Tigers program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to follow directions.
Just like the Karate for Kids program, Tiny Tigers have their own unique victory patch and "Victory Stars." Stars are earned in the same way as the Karate
The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills.
The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:
2. Watch the other students, see if they seem to have learned anything.
3. Watch the attitude of the instructor - does he/she enjoy working with kids.
4. Does the instructor emphasize self-defense or competition?
5. Is the instructor certified by his/her national organization.
6. Beware of "world champions" anyone can call him/herself such.
Treat your seniors with respect, your juniors with care. In Japan there is what is known as a sempai/kohai, or "senior/junior" system. This system is not part of American culture. However, due to the inherent danger in all real martial arts training, more experienced members must ensure that new members are safe and feel so. It is also the sempai's responsibility to make all new training members and guests feel welcome in the dojo. New members must be observant and are encouraged to ask questions.
The classes are conducted in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere with the emphasis on safety. The reason for this is because, as mentioned, the techniques are real and have not been adapted for use as a sport. They must be practiced in a certain way or injury will result.