TaeKwonDo For Elementary & Middle School Age Students
Children's TaeKwonDo Classes | Ages 6 – 15
Focusing On Leadership Skills, Mental Clarity & Focus, Physical Fitness, Self Confidence, Motivation & Self Control
Clemmons Family Martial Ars provides TaeKwonDo instruction in a non-competitive environment. While other schools are focusing on the next competition, we are focusing on self-improvement. Developing self-confidence, building self-esteem, learning self-defense, and other life skills.
What is TaeKwonDo?
TaeKwonDo is a Korean self-defense system and martial art. However, it is so much more than that. Ask any of our students' training and they will inform you that it builds self-confidence, develops excellent all-round fitness, improves co-ordination significantly, and increases flexibility.
From the training involved, mental discipline, motivation, determination, and patience is developed. It instills in the student a desire to be a better person, and to respect and help other people.
In particular, in this day and age, it teaches children about delayed gratification and goal focus, as a system of ranking is in place to pave the path from white belt (beginner) to black belt level.
How Do We Measure A Student’s Progress?
As a student progresses in rank, the student's belt color changes to reflect the student's progress. Within a belt rank, we use stripes on the belt to measure the student’s progress until the student has earned enough stripes to test for a new rank and belt color. These are the small goals we set for students to achieve their Big Goal of Black Belt.
The Key To Success
The key elements in a student’s progress in Martial Arts are the student's attitude, goals for advancement, and consistency of training. Setting and achieving goals for advancement, such as stripe and belt promotions, and training on a regular weekly schedule is essential to success in Martial Arts.
Q: Will TaeKwonDo make my kid violent?
No way! In fact, TaeKwonDo makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Q: Do kids get injured in TaeKwonDo?
A: But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
Q: My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in TaeKwonDo if he/she is not athletic?
A: Absolutely. TaeKwonDo teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible, and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Q: Is TaeKwonDo fun for children?
A: Absolutely! In fact, kids usually have to drag their parents to TaeKwonDo class - something parents are always shocked to see. We have our serious moments here where kids work and learn... but we have just as many moments where they goof off and have a blast!
Q: Will martial arts training take away from my child’s focus on schoolwork?
A: Definitely not. We like CFMA students to make a long-term commitment to martial arts, but we also teach that schoolwork and family obligations are the first priority. In fact, we see many students improve their grades after starting a martial arts program. Martial arts helps students improve their focus, motivation, sense of responsibility, and self-discipline.
Q: Will TaeKwonDo improve my child's confidence?
A: Yes! TaeKwonDo is a powerful source of confidence for kids. They practice hard and learn techniques in order to advance through the ranks. And as they advance, they fill with pride. After all, they're the ones doing all the work - so they feel all of the accomplishment whenever they learn a new move... achieve a new belt... or get praise from their fellow students and instructors.
Q: How old should my child be to start TaeKwonDo?
A: Usually at 6 years old. Classes are customized to suit children of different ages. A teenager receives very different treatment than a 6-year-old, for example.
Q: Is TaeKwonDo boys only? Or can girls participate as well?
A: Our TaeKwonDo classes have been, and always will be, for boys AND girls! Every class has a good blend of the two as well. In fact, girls often get the hang of it sooner than boys as they're naturally more flexible.
Q: What should I wear to my first class?
A: For your first class, you should wear comfortable clothing, such as sweat pants and a t-shirt. If you already own a uniform from another martial art, you are welcome to wear that with a white belt
Q: Should I be wary of Schools that off FREE classes + Free uniform?
A: Be wary of a one or two class free trials with a free uniform especially when the school won’t give you prices in advance over the phone, by email or on their website. Why? 1, 2, or even 3 FREE classes are just enough to whet a person’s appetite for more but is not long enough to see how the student will like it week in and week out. How can a person make an informed decision to sign a 1 year, 2 year or 3 year contract based on just one to three classes? These contracts cannot be canceled just because you don’t want to train any long, or the school moves to a less convenient location or the school changes instructors and you don’t like the new one. You will be stuck with that contract for the contract period whether your or your child trains or not. You end up paying for the “magic of the moment” of those free trials. Only register for classes where you pay as you go. That way you can stop training without having to pay for months you won’t use.
Don’t give your credit card information or bank information at the time of a FREE trial. If you decide to register for classes after the FREE trial then give the school the information. If you pay for a trial period then pay with cash, your credit card or check only when it’s in writing that the school will not charge your credit card or draft your bank account after the paid trial if you do not register for regular classes.