This is our unique Junior Taekwon-Do programme for children aged between 8-12 years of age. This is the next step from TKD Kubz and introduces your child fully to the Martial Art of Taekwon-Do. However, as with all things at Connacht Taekwon-Do, we focus on “Fit for Purpose” and as we are still developing young children, the core themes of; Focus, Communication and Inspirational Discipline are paramount.
Non-Trauma Self-Defence practice. Teaching the students to keep themselves safe whilst not causing trauma to an opponent.
However, like in Kubz, our Samurais programme teaches more than just Martial Arts. It incorporates important life skills for the children to develop including; effective communication skills, building confidence, instilling discipline, teamwork and leadership, anti-bullying methods, stranger awareness and safety skills, how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and the differences between right and wrong.
The programme also ensures that the children understand the importance of helping-out at home. The students are allocated tasks, such as making their beds, keeping their rooms tidy, etc… These must be done have in order to grade, showing the good things they have been working on outside their Taekwon-Do classes.
Like our Kubz programme, the Samurais has a great reward system in place. At Connacht Taekwon-Do, we like to recognise our students who go above and beyond for the greater good and achieve things outwith their Taekwon-Do training as well. We have a major focus on developing these young boys and girls into becoming well-rounded individuals, prepared to tackle some of the challenges that life will face them with.
The most important element we look to develop in our students is always “Effort and Attitude”! Physical ability is important, but not the number one priority. The key is having a strong mind and a strong heart.
Most important is Effort and Attitude!
The Samurais programme follows the same grading structure as adult Taekwon-Do:
- White Belt
- Yellow Belt
- Green Belt
- Blue Belt
- Red Belt
- Black Belt
There is also the opportunity for children to participate in the sporting element of the Martial Art. There are biannual competitions that the students can enter, if they choose to, allowing them to explore their competitive side and gain new experience against other students from other clubs. Sport is great for developing self belief and pushes the students a little out of their comfort zone, challenging them and allowing them to grow as individuals.
The children will have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends. There is always a friendly atmosphere in all our classes and our Instructors are qualified to the highest level, Garda-vetted and insured.