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 and anti-bullying

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.

The most important element of self-defence is to understand the psychology of it – avoiding and de-escalating situations, for example. Mark Banicevich is co-author of the International Taekwon-Do coloured belt syllabus on self-defence, and we have robust methods for teaching self-defence and anti-bullying strategies.

The instructors

Classes are customised for two age groups of children – one for those aged 6-8 years, and one for those aged 9-12 years. We have children’s classes at Churchill Park School, Glendowie School and Kohimarama School.

Duncan Styles and Rob Stevens teach our children’s classes for 6-8 year olds. Our 9-12 year old classes are taught by Mark Banicevich, Hamish Robson-Wright, John Dunningham, Allister Villiers, and Carlo Bayogan.

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!