Children (5-13 yrs)
Our children’s program teaches the complete curriculum of Tae Kwon Do including the philosophy and principles of the martial art. We work with all students in a group environment while maintaining a level of personalized training between each student and the instructors. Discipline, self-control, respect, confidence and perseverance is some of the many skills students will gain through the children’s program.
The Children’s Program has been an important part of the curriculum at the Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute from the start in 1974. The institute was one of the first schools in the U.S. to offer separate children’s classes. The class material is specifically designed to teach authentic Taekwon-do to children in a way that makes the learning both efficient and fun. The Black Belt Program classes for children are still taught personally by Grand Master Kim.
Seven Days a Week
Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute offers classes for children seven days a week. These are classes specifically designed for children. Most children attend two to three classes per week. Instructors at the school would be more than happy to recommend the right class options for your child.
The institute usually accepts children from the age of five. However, we offer a free one-on-one introductory lesson to see your child’s learning ability. We as an institute strongly believe that we should not accept memberships or any form of payments for children who may not be able to excel within our teaching style.
We start all new students with private lessons so that your child can learn at his/her own pace. These private lessons are so that your child does not become discouraged for not knowing the basic techniques and warm-up routine. This also allows our instructors to provide extra attention to create a strong foundation for your child.
All of our instructors are trained personally by Grand Master Jae Hun Kim. Many of them earn a college degree in Taekwon-do before going through our rigorous instructor training program. The instructors at our institute have, on average, more than 25 years of Taekwon-do experience.
We have designed the children’s classes to make them more interesting for kids, but we have not changed any of the actual content. So, your child will be learning the real Taekwon-do at our school. As such, your child will earn a Black Belt certificate from the Kukkiwon World Headquarters in Korea when he/she becomes a Black Belt at our school.
An addition to having the children’s classes designed for kids without having to change any content we have both light range sparring and full-range sparring.
These sessions are quite light, designed to increase the student’s endurance and speed without involving hard physical contact. Everyone is fully padded with protective equipment, and no contact to the face is allowed.
Full Range Sparring:
The aim of this class is to develop one’s ability to use the full range of techniques taught at our school. Students who are interested in the practical use of Taekwon-do for self-defense love this class, as they are tested against various types of attacks. A simple way to explain Full Range Sparring class is that it is a “no rules” environment. However, the sessions are strictly supervised and controlled to ensure everyone’s safety. We want to keep this a fun learning experience where all children can their develop skill and confidence.
Benefits of Taekwon-do
Coordination development, physical fitness, self discipline, respect for parents and teachers, self control, and leadership development, are mentioned by parents as some of the key benefits your child may derive from learning Taekwon-do. Millions of people around the world benefit from practicing this exciting art. We would like to invite your child to join this global community.