LITTLE DRAGONS (AGES 3-6)
Give us a call to set up your personal tour of our martial arts school in Stuart, FL. You can also enroll online and we will have your new uniform waiting for you when you arrive at the dojo. Not sure which of our kids’ self-defense classes best fits your schedule? Click here to go to our interactive calendar and check out the times of our karate classes for kids.
Our Little Dragons Program is developed specifically for preschool-age children 3-6 years old. These martial arts classes for kids are designed with the following goals in mind:
- Development of basic motor skills.
- Creating a foundation of fitness and fun. Oh Ryung Hon Taekwondo tones and develops the body and muscles, including the heart. Taekwondo movements also increase flexibility, which aides in injury prevention.
- Developing life success skills. This includes the ability to focus, set goals, understand application, reward concepts, and other building blocks needed to set patterns for success in future aspirations.
- Teaching of character qualities. Some of these are courtesy, respect, self-control, integrity, confidence, self-esteem, perseverance, dedication, and honor for oneself and others.
- Self-defense and safety awareness skills.
Our kids’ self-defense classes are 30 minutes long and include interactive games and activities that are designed to teach the techniques and concepts of traditional Taekwondo. Traditional Taekwondo emphasizes the complete development of the mind and body, and the Oh Ryung Hon style of Taekwondo includes a mix of different martial arts styles within the basic Taekwondo system.
Positive reinforcement is used to guide students toward their goals in our kids’ self-defense classes. Our unique Little Dragon belt program, award stripes, and star charts are all tools we use to reward our students for setting and reaching their individual goals.
In our kids’ martial arts classes, Little Dragons earn different colored belts to recognize their level of progression as they master the movements of Oh Ryung Hon Taekwondo. Little Dragons who have completed their belt level requirements will have the opportunity to get promoted to the next belt level at our Little Dragons Belt Testing & Award Ceremony, which is held once every 10 weeks. The ceremony is 30 minutes long, and the Dragons demonstrate to their instructors and family what they have learned and accomplished over the 10-week martial arts training cycle.
Little Dragons will receive a personal sticker chart upon joining the Academy
Your child will receive stickers for good classroom behavior, including respect shown for their instructors and students during their self-defense classes. Upon filling out their entire sticker chart (25 stickers), they can cash it in for a special prize out of our achievement “treasure chests.” They are then awarded a new sticker chart to begin again. We love teaching Taekwondo for kids, and we believe that positive reinforcement is the best way to instill good behavior in young children at the dojo.
TREASURE CHESTS FOR FILLED STICKER CHART AWARDS
Belts are EARNED, not given
Students may test five times a year at our martial arts school to advance in belt level. Students must demonstrate material to passing level before being given permission to test for the next belt level at our graduation promotional testings. Graduations are held on-site, and parents and friends are invited to come and watch their child demonstrate their skills at the testing.
How do I sign my child up for kids’ karate classes?
We request that you arrive a few minutes before your child’s martial arts class so we can get them into their new uniform and answer any questions you may have. The times for our kids’ karate classes are listed below.
COST OF KIDS’ KARATE CLASSES
New student Little Dragons enrollment fee:
$299 for 10 weeks of UNLIMITED martial arts training, including a new uniform!
- Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 4:30 p.m.
- Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m.
*Family discounts are given on all memberships at our karate school
(25% off for second family member, 50% off for each additional family member)