Junior Dragons classes are fun, full of variety, energetic and are guaranteed to make your little one giggle!
All our Instructors are parents themselves and have rigorously trained to become qualified GTI Instructors. They are all Enhanced DBS Checked, First Aid Qualified and hold GTI approved Insurance.
Our Chief Instructor has also been in the teaching profession for over 20 years and our Assistant Instructors are involved in a variety of roles from Coaching to Scouts and Cubs leaders!
As a parent or carer, you will also be pleased to know that whilst your children might be aiming to be the next Ninjago, Power Ranger or Ninja Turtle, our Junior Dragons classes follow a specially designed Child Development Programme that aims to deliver classes that:
> Deter bullying
> Improve co-ordination
> Promote self discipline
> Be fun, yet challenging
> Show progression through Junior Dragons Certificates and belts
“Seamus is great with the kids, it definitely shows that he’s a teacher as he keeps them working, but having a lot of fun too. A great balance between play and learning. Mr A”
Structured classes are tailored specifically to children aged 4 to 9 years of age, incorporating basic tae kwon do techniques including punches, stances, blocking, kicking, self defence and a ‘hidden curriculum’ including leadership skills, confidence, self discipline, anti-bullying and fitness through games and activities.
Classes are restricted to a maximum of 12 students in order that they may benefit from the maximum targeted tuition from the Instructor. Assessments take place approximately every 3 months and progression is achieved through a Junior Dragons Certificate and Belt system.
Encouraging children through fun and fitness at an early age is key in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our Instructors have been invited to run workshops in local schools, teaching self-defence and basic Tae Kwon Do Skills, as well as being invited to moderate and assess GCSE, BTEC, A Level PE and Duke of Edinburgh Awards elements.
Our young students really enjoy the lessons – just have a look at our Testimonials to find out how parents and students have benefited from enrolling with Excalibur Martial Arts.