Tiger-Cubs and Juniors
Tiger-Cubs feature 30-minute classes for 4, 5, and 6-year-olds. Students learn symmetrical movements to stimulate cognitive development and improve coordination. Juniors have 40 to 45-minute classes featuring kicks, strikes, and self-defense training.
Both of our programs for kids teach stranger awareness and anti-bullying lessons. These areas of training are critical for kids to know because it helps them live safer lives. Stranger awareness and anti-bullying methods are taught in school, but martial arts reaffirms those lessons in a different light.
Students capable of protecting themselves and others is essential. Nonetheless, the 7 life skills we teach are also just as important. Learning these 7 skills helps students develop into respectable and dependable individuals.
Out Tiger-Cub students learn symmetrical movements because of their cognitive level. Children at the age of 4, 5, 0r 6 benefit from brain stimulus that helps their dexterity, coordination, and balance. Your child will benefit from symmetrical movements because both sides of the brain work together to complete the task. Eventually, when they learn asymmetrical movements, they will have an easier time learning.
More Than Martial Arts
The skills we teach our students are more than just martial arts. We also help students obtain life skills that will carry on with them for the rest of their lives. These skills are essential for being a good citizen and a respectable individual.
Martial arts requires a lot of listening and focus. Instructors are constantly giving students instructions and feedback to improve themselves. In order for students to improve their listening, we have them focus their eyes, minds, and bodies.
Listening to instructors is only half the battle. Students must follow or obey the directions, so they can achieve what is being asked. Our instructors help students learn that they should follow their parents’ orders and their teachers. We also want students to learn the right way.
Once students know how to listen and obey, they can begin to learn. Learning requires focus just as much as listening. Students can become greater individuals through learning martial arts, especially when anti-bullying and stranger awareness techniques are involved.
Sharing helps build respect among students. If students learn to share with each other, they will become greater citizens. Students should expect sharing as a fundamental part of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts. Sharing is a form of respect and is absolutely necessary.
Tiger-Cubs are also trained on how to handle strangers and bullies. Early education of these subjects will help students live safer lives. Bullying is more common than most think in the United States. 1 in 5 students between the ages of 12 and 18 experience bullying. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is happy to give students the tools they need to stop bullying and stay safe.
Junior students receive more advanced martial arts training than Tiger-Cubs. We train students in different types of kicks and strikes. Self-defense training is incorporated within the same training. Taekwondo is at the core of what we teach so kicks are more common than strikes. Nonetheless, we believe the feet and fists should be used when appropriate.
The skills we have decided to focus on in our Martial Arts program were easy to choose for two different reasons. Firstly, all of these skills naturally appear in martial arts, so implementing them was easy. Secondly, these skills produce respectable, dependable, and good leaders of tomorrow.
Students are required to have patience for others and themselves. Not everything can occur in an instant, so waiting is absolutely necessary. Patience is required when navigating the world. We want students to wait without interrupting or complaining.
Attitude is everything for achieving obstacles or goals. We encourage students to have a positive attitude when tackling a challenge, regardless of what it makes them feel. A positive attitude will make students think, “I think I can,” “I know I can,” and “I CAN.”
Overcoming an obstacle takes a lot of courage, regardless of how it made you feel. Attitude fuels courage, which students will find out throughout training. Once students can start having a positive attitude to approach a challenge, they can begin using their courage to overcome that challenge.
The Honors Program helps students in Juniors become leaders. This program gives a variety of opportunities for students to develop more advanced leadership goals. The Honors Program is only available to those who excel in their training.
The self-defense training we provide Juniors helps them stand up against bullies and strangers. We only teach students to use their martial arts skills in self-defense. So, your child will be able to protect themselves and others. Anti-bullying and stranger awareness methods are critical for all kids. Martial arts help students learn about these scary situations. Our instructors will give students hands-on experience defending themselves, which solidifies the training even further.