Tiger-Cubs and Juniors
The Tiger-Cubs and Juniors programs are designed to teach students basic martial arts with essential life skills, stranger awareness techniques, and anti-bullying methods. Juniors will also learn entry-level self-defense too.
Tiger-Cubs learn symmetrical martial arts for their cognitive development. Juniors learn a mix of symmetrical and asymmetrical kicks and strikes. Both programs experience exhilarating and dynamic classes between 30 minutes and 45 minutes.
Students within the Tiger-Cubs and Juniors program learn multiple skills for living safer lives. Stranger awareness and anti-bullying techniques help students stay safe and help protect others. Juniors also receive self-defense training to protect themselves from threats.
Symmetrical movements are the primary types of training we put our Tiger-Cubs through. Since their minds are still developing, we want to stimulate that development with cognitive advancements. Symmetrical or bilateral movements helps both sides of the brain work together. Furthermore, this training helps later asymmetrical training in the Juniors and Teens programs.
We develop life skills naturally, but it is beneficial to teach your children life skills early on. Our Tiger-Rock Martial Arts helps cultivate 7 life skills beneficial for all. Students will learn how to listen, obey, learn, share, be patient, have a good attitude, and have courage.
Listen to Learn
Listening helps students become more aware of what is around them. Listening is also an essential skill for learning. If students are unable to listen, then learning will become difficult. Martial arts naturally teach students these skills because they are required to listen to instructors for directions.
Follow Before Leading
In order for students to become leaders, they must learn how to follow first. Obeying directions is absolutely necessary for the context of martial arts. Students must focus on their instructors and follow their directions to learn the tasks at hand.
Focus and Learn
Learning requires focus. Listening assists in learning. We want students to keep their attention on the instructor, so they can soak up as much information as possible. Once they can focus and listen, students can begin to learn. Humans never stop learning, and we want to prove that in our programs.
Taking turns in martial arts is the most basic form of sharing. However, sharing is a necessary skill for everyday life. We share our lives with billions of other people, so sharing is required among all citizens. Sharing helps students develop respect for others around them.
Students within the Tiger-Cubs program will naturally learn the 7 life skills we stove to teach. Each life skill helps develop effective individuals in today’s society. It also establishes the groundwork for later teachings. Your child will become a better citizen when completing the Tiger-Cubs program.
Juniors learn more advanced forms of martial arts than the Tiger-Cubs. Instead of just symmetrical movements, they learn entry-level kicks and strikes too. Kicks and strikes help assist with self-defense training, which strengthens stranger awareness and anti-bullying education.
Successful leaders require a set of life skills. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts wants to help students develop these skills through martial arts like taekwondo. The 7 life skills we teach are capable of being learned anywhere, but martial arts incorporate them in a unique way. Plus, martial arts provide other benefits.
Patience is a virtue many are not able to master. Having patience proves you have moral excellence. With that said, we want students to wait for instructions, only ask questions when it is appropriate, and never interrupt. It is beneficial for students to have great patience because it is applicable in many ways.
Research shows those with positive attitudes experience less stress, anxiety, and are less likely to experience depression. Students are less likely to experience these issues at such a young age, but it will carry over with them in their teenage and adult years. Positive attitudes also feed into perseverance, which leads to courage.
If students can have a positive attitude toward their challenges, then they will have the courage to overcome them. Courage is difficult to obtain because fears are a rational concept. We teach students to be brave when presented with obstacles and fears.
Students in the Juniors program have the unique opportunity to join the Honors Program. This program helps students develop further leadership skills than what they would develop in the standard program. The Honors Program gives students unique leadership activities.
Students in the Juniors program have a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. We offer an Honors Program fro Juniors, which offers unique leadership activities. Your child can develop a plethora of leadership skills with life skills lessons. A good leader is always able to listen, obey, learn, share, have patience, have a good attitude, and have the courage to stand up for their community.
Our Kids Martial Arts Classes & Programs
Tiger-Rock’s kids martial arts and teen martial arts programs are focused on development. We created an age-appropriate Oak Hill kids taekwondo martial art and self defense curriculum that features a distinct program for each age group. The early education Tiger-Cubs program is for pre-school and kindergarten students. Our Junior program is for elementary school kids. Finally, our Teen program is for middle, intermediate, junior high and high school students.
Tiger-Rock students learn the value of citizenship and leadership. As such, we aim to instill self-discipline, self-confidence, and respect for authority. We have various character-building activities that will help your child grow on and off the mat. Most important, however, is that we provide all of this at an academy that is safe, inclusive, and fun.
Tiger-Rock kids martial arts and teen martial arts classes feature striking drills, kicking drills, blocking drills, form exercises, as well as core strengthening exercises. We also provide essential life skills education, anti-bullying education, and taekwondo and self-defense training in Oak Hill. Altogether, these drills and exercises help your child become more fit, focused, and confident.
The Perfect After-School Activity
Lessons for kids and teens are held in the afternoons as the perfect after-school activity. Tiger-Cub classes are held three times a week. Junior classes are held in the late afternoon and early evenings. Then teen classes take place in late afternoon, early evening, and mid-evening.
With Tiger-Rock, kids have unlimited attendance privileges and multiple training opportunities per week. We encourage our students to at least attend two lessons per week to better develop skills during our kids self-defense and Taekwondo martial arts classes in Oak Hill.
We encourage you to drop by our academy at 5501 US 290 Suite C, Austin, TX 78735. Call us at (512) 731-5425 or click here to email us! As always, we’ll see you on the mat!