Children

 

If you live in Glendowie, and you seek an activity for your children, International Taekwon-Do Glendowie is ideal. Most forms of physical activity produce excellent benefits for children – both physical and behavioural. International Taekwon-Do goes one step further and explicitly reinforces the positive behaviours you teach at home.

Benefits of Taekwon-Do for Children

The benefits to children include improved confidence, greater self-esteem, better discipline, improved concentration and improved manners and behaviour generally. Children often fare better at school and at home.

The culture of International Taekwon-Do reinforces universal family values, such as respect, trust and honesty. It is important to us that children respect their parents; usually parents find new reasons to respect their children, too.

These benefits accrue because International Taekwon-Do is more than just kicking and punching. We encourage our students to live by the Tenets of Taekwon-Do:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self control
  • Indomitable spirit

Child appropriate self defence

We teach basic self defence techniques to your children; more importantly we teach sound self defence strategies to you, the parents. As Accredited Protect Self Defence Trainers (Level 1) as well as qualified International Taekwon-Do black belts, we have a wealth of valuable information to share to help your children defend themselves, and help you protect them.

Here is an example:

      What’s the password?

Child abduction is uncommon, but it does happen. Here’s an easy way to reduce the risk to your family: have a family password. A simple word that everyone in your family can remember and only your family knows. If someone approaches your child and doesn’t know the password, do not go with them!

The instructors

Duncan and Rebecca Styles (father and daughter) started training in 2004, and now (as second degree black belts) teach  some of our children’s classes.

Some classes are taught by Minette Steyn and Richard Forder (both first degree), who are also qualified instructors of the International Taekwon-Do Kiwisport programme.

Classes are customised for two age groups of children – one for those aged 6-8 years, and one for those aged 9-12 years. Our 9-12 year olds can also train in the class for families on Tuesday evenings.

Children’s classes run during the school term. During the holidays, train with the family class for free!


Come along

If you and your children live in Glendowie, St Heliers, Glen Innes or neighbouring areas, and want a great activity for your kids, try International Taekwon-Do Glendowie? We’d love to meet you!