Most children are naturally active and full of energy. However, as many of today's pastimes are inactive, such as watching TV and playing computer games, many children do not get the exercise they need. It is now recommended that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
A child's exercise should be of moderate intensity, which means that following exercise they should be slightly out of breath and slightly sweaty, but not so out of breath that they cannot talk. This amount of exercise a day is enough to strengthen bones and muscles and can help prevent children putting on weight.
How can Choi Kwang Do help?
Whether they see it on Disney’s Kick it, on the Power Rangers, or on Yu Gi Oh or the Ninja Turtles, children today have been exposed to the idea of martial arts from an early age.
Choi Kwang Do provides a powerful and fun workout, some parent’s worry that the “martial arts” are too violent for children, or will encourage violent behaviour. While it is true that martial arts originated as fighting systems in Asia, today's classes provide children with physical exercise, a chance to gain self confidence, an opportunity to interact with others, and worthwhile lessons in self defence. For children of all ages, martial arts are an exciting alternative to more traditional sports.
Our Children's classes
Children's classes focus on learning through play activity. In addition to very basic martial arts concepts, life skills such as co-ordination, balance, confidence, respect and socializing with others are introduced in a non-threatening way that makes learning these important safety issues both fun and entertaining.
The emphasis for our little ones is to keep them interested/excited by only doing a specific drill for short periods, breaking the activity up with a quick 30 second game or a fast paced movement such as dodging and jumping. In many cases, the Children do not realize that they are in class to “learn” In their minds they are at Choi Kwang Do to have a good time! The reality is, every class they are acquiring new skills, that not only apply with us, but at home and at school.
Ages 4 -10
Everybody wants the best for their children. Does your child have the confidence to make new friends and the determination to learn in school, or the courage to meet new challenges?
Our children at Leatherhead CKD are learning these skills because our programs go beyond teaching them blocks, kicks and strikes.
It is well documented that martial arts training instills mental focus and self-discipline in children. Success stories abound of underachieving students and "problem" kids suddenly transforming with better marks and good behaviour. Choi Kwang Do builds confidence, encourages self-control, motivates self-esteem, and teaches real life self defence. Our classes are incredibly safe, and our qualified instructors are more than happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for our Art.
Our classes never have less than 6 instructors/Team Leaders, which means your child will always have individual attention, something that these days, we are seeing less and less of.
In our Children’s’ programmes, our Students have to abide to the Choi Kwang Do Promise, and state before every class:
- To always do my best and never give up
- To obey my parents and teachers
- To tell the truth and honour my word
- To always be polite
- To never misuse what I learn in class
What's the next step?
To find out more or to book your first class, please contact us by calling 07725 914754 or by completing our enquiry form below.