Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Little Dragons (4-8 Years) 6.00pm – 6.45pm
We all want what’s best for our children, and we want them to be as fit, as healthy, and as happy as they can possibly be. When it comes to actually getting them to become physically active, persuading them to put down the iPad, or to switch off the TV, can be a real struggle for some of us, which is one of the reasons that we decided to create Little Dragons Kickboxing.
Little Dragons Kickboxing is a specialist Kickboxing class which is aimed exclusively at children between the ages of 4 and 8. The classes are taught by lead instructor Jo Jones, and assistant instructor Amie Thacker. Both of whom have many years of professional Kickboxing teaching experience, as well as both holding full CRB checks, martial arts specific insurance, child safeguarding certificates, and first aid qualifications, so you know that your own little dragons are in the safest possible hands.
We know that persuading your children to get off the couch and get a little exercise is often much easier said than done, but more often than not, kids simply need a little nudge in the right direction, and once they’re signed up and taking part, they absolutely love it. Here at Little Dragons Kickboxing, we teach your children basic martial arts movements and disciplines, to help them better their physical fitness, and themselves as a whole. We teach:
- A number of easy to master techniques (which are essential when teaching children of this age)
- Basic self defence strategies
- A number of structured rewards and our grading belt syllabus
- A number of effective ‘learning through play’ activities, so your children have fun whilst they learn
- Discipline and how to respect others
There are a number of advantages and benefits that you and your children can enjoy when enrolling in Little Dragons Kickboxing, all of which have been proven to be essential parts of a child’s development as they grow older in life. Some of the benefits and things your child can learn and expect are:
- Martial arts and self defence techniques
- How to play and socialise with others
- Will make new friends
- Will benefit from improved fitness
- Will keep their weight managed and under control
- Self discipline
- Good manners
- Great martial arts techniques
One of the things that kids and parents find most appealing about our class, is the fact that we offer your children what we call ‘achievement patches’ which can be sewn or ironed onto your child’s kickboxing belts once they’ve earned them. Some of these achievement patches will be for showing signs of outstanding confidence, showing respect, manners, and politeness, showing great ability, trying their hardest, and many, many more on top of that. We also feature a ‘student of the month’ award, to the student of that particular month, which we feel has really shown all of the qualities that we look for here at Little Dragons.
Whether you want to help your child get fitter and healthier, meet new people and make new friends, broaden their minds and their horizons, or even if they’ve shown a real interest in martial arts, you can rest assured that here at Little Dragons Kickboxing, your child is in the safest of hands, and will soon be reaping the benefits and rewards we listed above, plus many more on top of those too.