During our Little Dragons program, we don’t train martial arts, we “play” martial arts. It is our goal to teach kids the various physical and mental skills that will not only prepare them for more intense training when they are older, but any activity they may be involved in.
During the program, we are not looking to train little fighters. We use martial arts moves and games to help kids learn their bodies and build skills like:
- Coordination and fine motor skills
- Core strength
- Reaction time
While many schools will play games like “dodge ball” or “tug-of-war,” we always make sure that the moves and games the kids are doing are martial arts related and build those skills. Some of the “games” we play are fun, simpler versions of drills they do at the older age groups to set them up for success as they grow up.
Through our structured classes, our young students will work on various mental skills such as:
Even at this young age, we have short, age-appropriate talks to start building those skills early.
* Age grouping is a guide. Students will be put in the appropriate program based on individual skill level.