Our Little and Junior I-Kickers programmes are specially designed Martial Arts development programmes for children between 4-6 years and 7-9 years of age. They have been created to help instil 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 them self 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.
LEARN THROUGH HAVING FUN.
Our programmes are based on the Korean Martial Art of Taekwon-do, western Kickboxing and also incorporates some basic grappling and self-defence techniques too. 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 tenet 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 strongly about the physical and mental development of the children that we work with and that this type of activity is exactly what children at this age need.
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 9 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 START OF A JOURNEY.
The ranking system follows a similar route to the Martial Arts of Taekwon-do & Kickboxing, but in a more simplistic format relevant to these age groups. 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.
Upon joining the club, all of our Little & Junior I-Kickers students receive a progress chart that is used to help track and monitor things such as; attendance, effort & attitude towards their training and their general behaviour in the class. If students are doing well with all of the aforementioned attributes, then they are rewarded with a sticker on their progress chart . Once the students reach a milestone mark on their progress sheet, they receive a special award to recognise their achievement.