About our kids programmes...
The Little I-Kickers and Junior I-Kickers are specially designed Martial Arts developments programmes for children between 4-5 years and then 6-8 years of age. They have been created to help instill confidence, discipline, focus and valuable life skills as well as enhancing your child’s fitness levels, balance, coordination and motor skills. This is achieved through specially tailored activities, exercises, games and drills taught by our team of first class Instructors.
The best way for your child to learn is through having fun. With our programmes your son/daughter is guaranteed to enjoy themself in each and every class! At all times they are subconsciously learning a variety of skills that will help develop them into a well-rounded young boy or girl, better equipped to adapt to school, new challenges and some of the things life may ‘throw’ at them as they begin to grow and mature.
It’s NOT about fighting! It's about FUN!
Our programmes are based on the Korean Martial Art of Taekwon-do, Kickboxing and some basic grappling and self-defence. These are used as a tool to promote physical fitness, enhance your child’s motor skills and introduce them to the fundamentals of Martial Arts. First and foremost, we do not in any way promote violence. In fact, we do quite the opposite. We teach your child to understand the difference between right and wrong and to follow the first rule in Martial Arts – Courtesy.
As well as learning the fundamentals of Martial Arts, your child will be taught many key life skills including; building confidence, stranger danger, coping with bully behaviour, asserting themselves, working with others, keeping safe and above all, how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
At I-Kick Martial Arts, we feel that this is exactly what children at this age should be focusing on.
More than just an activity...!
These programmes are more than just an activity; they are the start of a journey. Your child will ripen important skills at such a crucial age in their development that they will take with them through the rest of their childhood, teenage and adult life. Our programmes help your child build the foundations from which they can grow.
Being confident, articulate and assertive are key life skills that will help your child to achieve their ambitions, open doors for them and help them grasp opportunities that many others may let pass them by. Between the ages of 4 and 8 is when children form their personalities and traits that they will take with them through the rest of their life. Using a unique programme, like these, gives them that extra aid to ensure they form the right characteristics.
The ranking system follows a similar route to the Martial Art of Taekwon-do, but in a more simplistic and fun format. When first starting, your child will begin at White Belt, with the opportunity to progress through the ranks, obtaining a new coloured stripe or belt each time they test.
Once your child has joined, they will receive a programme handbook which they will bring to every class in order to check their ‘Tasks and behaviour’ targets. This helps to encourage your child to behave better and help out at home with tasks around the house (set by parents/guardians). Your child is rewarded at every class when they are working hard, behaving well and trying their best! Our main focus for children of this age is to get them to always try their hardest and focus their energy using a great attitude! This helps to reinforce how clever and awesome they really are!