Classes for ages 4 and Up! At Valley Ranch Taekwondo, we offer classes for students ages 4 and up. No matter what your age or current fitness level, there is a place for you in our program. We are committed to help you earn your black belt, so call us today for your free trial class and get started on your journey.
Classes for Little Dragons (ages 4-6)
Our Little Dragons curriculum is designed specifically for four and five year-olds. Classes are 30 minutes, instead of the typical 45, in order to help students maintain their focus and get the most out of the program. We work with students on basic taekwondo techniques in an environment that teaches discipline, courtesy, focus, basic social skills, and helps young students improve fine motor skills. Class isn’t all work and no play – when students perform to the best of their abilities they are rewarded with a game of dodgeball at the end of class!
Classes for Children (ages 6-10)
Recent studies indicate that children are less physically fit today than in past generations.
Taekwondo is an excellent way for children to receive the proper exercise and fitness training they need, while also learning the art of effective self-defense.
We teach children ages 5 and up how to punch and kick… correctly! Our Taekwondo program uses children’s fascination with karate and other martial arts to teach them a practical, responsible self-defense program with numerous other benefits, both physical and mental.
Students and parents report that Taekwondo is a terrific supplement to keeping the children active and fit during off seasons of baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. However, it is not just for athletes! Taekwondo will greatly improve any child’s fitness and flexibility. They’re having so much fun that they don’t know it’s work!
Classes for Teens (ages 10-17)
It is more challenging than ever to be a teenager in America.
We have the ultimate way to build confidence, self-esteem, develop self-discipline, self-control, and athletic skills, while having lots of fun!
Our program strives to provide our teens with the self-confidence and focus they need to make it in today’s world. Lacy’s Elite Taekwondo karate center is a safe and positive environment, providing a fun activity-driven atmosphere where those with common interests can join together in physically rewarding and mentally challenging activities.
Teens also develop positive character traits such as perseverance, goal-setting, honor and discipline. They find that our martial arts program is high energy, exciting, and motivating. Students will enjoy the workout as well as the life long friendships that are built exercising and training with people who have similar goals.
Classes for Adults (ages 16+)
Besides being a powerful form of self defense, the exercise you get from karate (aerobic / cardio, kickboxing, strength training, flexibility) benefits every part of the body, including how you feel about yourself, the health of your heart, the strength of your muscles and the density of your bones.
When you exercise your body produces endorphins, which are chemicals that make you feel more peaceful and happier. Exercise can help some people sleep better and help with mild depression and self-esteem. Plus, exercise can give you a real sense of accomplishment from having achieved goals.
Taekwondo encourages the development of positive character traits such as respect for others and self, self-control, patience, perseverance, self-confidence, a “can do” mindset, and a non-violent attitude.
Students learn to step up to challenges, overcome obstacles and become role models for others.
You don’t need to be in shape first. In fact, many beginner students have never exercised regularly before trying their first Taekwondo class. Of course, we encourage you to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program.