Presenting awards. Junior Grading
Testing our sparring at the inter-club competition
Our Junior TKD Classes are designed for children aged seven and over. The classes follow a 'tag' syllabus designed to introduce all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do to children. This class is focused on developing each child’s potential and preparing them to become good citizens . As such the syllabus provides much more than kicking and punching. Fitness and confidence is combined with developing social awareness (personal safety, anti-bullying etc) and positive self-belief but with a strong focus on fun and personal development.
The tag grading system breaks down the ITF syllabus to reach 'yellow belt' into easy digestible chunks. This helps the junior student to remain motivated by demonstrating progress at termly gradings. It also allows the student time to develop the required physical and mental foundation which will allow them to obtain the standards required to progress up the colour belt grades.
Junior TKD Students are encouraged to participate in competitions for both patterns and sparring. However, sparring is always strictly controlled by the instructors and is "semi-contact".
Junior TKD Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Taekwon-Do Seminars and events to expand their skills further. These events may be hosted by our own Taekwon-Do Association or other groups associated to ITF England and may be lead by Instructors from around the world.