Little Dragons age 4 - 6

Little Dragons age four to six are the youngest students in our martial art school. 

We believe children this young need to be taught life skills rather than physical fighting. That's why our classes are designed to give your child an opportunity to learn about respect, gain focus and discipline, develop coordination and balance and work together rather than compete.

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The class will start with a student creed that is a promise child will make to herself or himself: “I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that main reduce my mental growth or physical health…”

After the student creed there is a warm up phase that teaches children different type of exercises and develops they awareness of body movements and how to make their body stronger (star-jumps for cardio and stamina building, push-ups for arm strength so we can push that bully away, sit ups for core, and squats for legs for those awesome running flying kicks). Stretches are based on the same idea implementing some yoga to calm children minds before the martial art training.

Then we start our martial art training that is based around the Word of the Week (like Respect) and T.I.P. (Training incentive programme) stripe (Focus, Coordination, Control, Balance, Fitness, Team work, Memory or Self-discipline). There are 4 core topic we teach to Little Dragons:

  • Punches and body movements – jab, cross, hook, uppercut, bob and weave, jump switch, forwards, backwards, left, right, pivot….
  • Kicks – front kick, back kick, round kick, side kick, pop up kicks, jumping kicks, running flying kicks…..
  • Partner training – mirroring vs monitoring, head covers, body covers, leg covers, footwork reinforcement, pad holding techniques and safe training with a partner.
  • Self-defence – confidence to say “No”, “Stop”, “Back off”, Push the bully away, getting out of grabs, safety on the street, playground, school and other public places, Stranger Danger Programme and Bullyproof Programme.

These four curriculums are taught to children over 3 years of Little Dragons White/Black Belt programme in 3 levels.

The Basic class is 30 minutes long however afterwards we have a Weapon session for extra 15 minute. Those children who are on a White/Black Belt course and have achieved a 2nd Dragon Grade (White/Yellow Belt) are invited into weapon class to learn Nunchaku, Escrima or Jo/Bo – long pole. 

Weapon training is designed to teach children how to perform in front of audience and develops child's respect towards others and develops their coordination to the next level. There are 3 rules about weapon training:

  1. The child must ask a permission (at home to parents, at martial art school to instructor);
  2. Child must make sure there is lots of space to train with weapon (we don't play with weapons as they are not a toy);
  3. Child is not allowed to hit anyone or anything.

If you wish to find out more information or participate in a one month free trial, contact us to book a first class!

 

30 days free trial

30 days free trial

30 days free trial in Wing Chun Kung Fu! Classes for children age 4-12 and adults age 13+ at Didcot and Oxford locations.

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