We offer two levels of classes for children – a Little Dragons program for ages 4-5 and a traditional kids’ program for ages 6-11. There is no set date when students graduate from the Little Dragons program to the Children’s classes. We encourage any new students under the age of 5 and a half to try both classes so we can see where the student will do his or her best.
The Little Dragon Program (ages 4-6) is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving children’s basic motor and listening skills. These skills will help them enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home, and more ambitious towards the future. We believe the time between the ages of four and six are the most important years of a child’s development. Our program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way. Little Dragons learn the same material that the older children learn, but we have broken it down into more manageable bits (i.e. 5-7 moves instead of a 24 move pattern).
The Little Dragon Program will also prepare your child for our Children’s Martial Arts Program. In the Little Dragon classes, your child will be exposed to positive social interaction. They will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors. Our Little Dragon Instructors are good role models who are trained specifically to work with preschool-aged children. For more information on our Little Dragon program, please see the Little Dragon FAQs located here.
The beginner Children’s classes (ages 6-11) are the most structured of our classes and very dynamic. That class moves quickly and the children are never doing the same drill for a long period of time so we can keep their attention. Of course, if the kids try hard during class we try to find time for a fun game or two at the end of class. Parents are encouraged to watch the class so you can see for yourself how classes are taught and we can answer any additional questions.