Our Kids Program
Our two programs for kids are divided up by age. Those between the ages of 4 and 6 are placed within the Tiger-Cubs program. Students between the ages of 6 and 10 join the Juniors program.
Early childhood development is the focus of Tiger-Cubs. Since kids’ brains are still early in development, they require stimulus that will help strengthen their minds. Our Tiger Cubs program is fun, energizing, and teaches more than just martial arts.
The cognitive development of Juniors is just as important as Tiger-Cubs. Juniors learn more advanced movements and similar skills as to younger students. Asymmetrical movements like kicks and strikes help students develop their bodies too.
Coordination and balance are the Tiger-Cubs’ physical target area. Your child will improve these traits through symmetrical movements. Symmetrical movements are known to be the best types of actions for young children to improve cognitive development.
Tiger-Cub Life Skills
Here at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we teach more than just kicking and striking techniques. Through such exercises, our instructors teach 7 life skills: Listen, Obey, Learn, Share, Patience, Attitude, and Courage. It is these 7 skills that are at the heart of Taekwondo and many other martial art styles.
Focus and Listen
Listening is a skill we all must learn. Listening and focusing come hand-in-hand. In order to listen, you must have the skills to focus on the person teaching. Our instructors help students learn these skills through specific directions for specific movements. Students need to focus their eyes, body, and mind.
Once students learn how to focus and listen, they learn how to obey directions properly. Children often must listen to their parents. Instructors help students carry out these directions by respecting each parent and teachers. Moreover, students learn the right and wrong way to complete tasks.
Learning is Vital
Effective learning can only be achieved with proper focus and listening. Students must keep their eyes and mind on the subject being taught. Without this discipline, students are unable to intake any kind of knowledge. Knowing how to learn converts well to elementary school, high school, and college.
Sharing is Caring
We must share this world with each other. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts starts at the smallest level of sharing by showing students how important it is to let each other take turns. Sharing helps students respect each other. As students become teens and adults, the ability to share has a significant impact on their lives.
The life skills students learn in our Tiger-Cubs program will establish the foundation of their moral and ethical beliefs. The 7 life skills our instructors teach help create respectable and dependable leaders for tomorrow.
The Juniors program moves away from symmetrical movements and replaces them with more advanced forms of movements. Students learn the basics of kicking and striking. In addition to these physical teachings, instructors train students on the same skills as the Tiger-Cubs program.
Planting a Seed
The skills your child learns in our program is like planting a seed. We instill 7 life skills into their minds. Over time, the core of these skills will grow and develop like a tree. Eventually, your child will become a dependable and respectable adult you have always wanted.
Often times, children and teens have lower amounts of patience. So, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts helps students become patient. Sharing is one of the core values that help establish patience, especially when students learn to take turns. Patience helps students ask only once, and keeps them from interrupting.
The right attitude helps to overcome difficult obstacles. Positive attitudes are even more important because they provide even more benefits to students. We encourage students to overcome their obstacles with the mentality “I think I can. I know I can. I CAN.” Attitude fuels greater life skills.
Attitude Fuels Courage
One of the greater skills attitude fuels is courage. Without the right attitude, students cannot have courage. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts helps students overcome their obstacles with courage. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in, and we want students’ voices heard.
The Juniors program helps develop the leaders of tomorrow. All leaders must have these skills to be successful. We want our students to reach their full potential. Teaching them each of these skills is our way of achieving that goal. The life skills taught at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts should be required for everyone.
Students within the Juniors program learn how to become respectable leaders for tomorrow. We have an Honors Program for students who show excellence on and off the mat. This program gives students the opportunity to participate in unique opportunities that promote leadership.
Clean, safe facility
Tiger-Rock has multiple locations in the Austin area. All of them clean, safe facilites for your child to take martial arts lessons. Our academies feature a spacious mat, a homework area for kids, and comfortable spectator areas for you to watch your child’s lesson.
Our staff of Certified Instructors for adults and kids Taekwondo are among the most experienced in the city. They take exams yearly to maintain their certification status. As a result, you can rest assured that our Instructor Teams are up-to-date on the latest training methods and safety techniques.