Tiger-Cubs: our early child development martial arts program
Tiger-Rock’s early child development martial arts program is called the Tiger-Cubs Program. Designed specifically for ages 4, 5, and 6 years old, this program focuses on the basics of martial arts training.
We know that these are formative years in your child’s life. We’re confident that pre-school and kindergarten martial arts program can make a positive impact on your child’s development.
At our academy, we have created a positive, safe environment for your child. Our nationally accredited taekwondo instructors understand constructive child development. Our staff believes in positive reinforcement, focusing on what the student does right and helping your child build success from there.
Juniors: The next step in kids martial arts training
Elementary school brings new challenges both academically and socially. A constructive after-school activity such as kids martial arts training can help your child with these challenges. This is where Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, your neighborhood martial arts academy serving the Bridge City TX community, comes in.
We have a specially designed curriculum for elementary school students – the Juniors Program. Perfect for 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-year olds, this program represents the next step in kids martial arts training. Students in this program set goals, learn self-defense, and anti-bullying tactics in a fun and action-packed environment.
Key Areas of Training
Focus and Concentration Tiger-Cubs participate in striking, kicking, speed, and agility drills. Not only will these drills help with motor skill development, but they will also enhance the student’s ability to focus. Focus and concentration are essential pillars of child development. This will help your child become more disciplined.
Self-Discipline Key to early child development is self-discipline. Self-discipline helps shape childhood behavior. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, we instill values of self-discipline through our training. We encourage our students to focus on the drills and tasks at hand. From that, your child will learn personal responsibility and self-control.
Balance and Coordination Symmetrical movement exercises are a cornerstone of Tiger-Cubs training. These exercises focus on left- and right-side motion. These activities help young students develop balance and coordination. Good balance and strong coordination at an early age form the foundation of self-confidence and self-control.
Striking, kicking, and self-defense drills Lessons for these age groups include various striking and kicking drills. Students will learn various kicking techniques and defensive striking moves. Your child will learn how to defend themselves from aggressive threats.
Anti-Bullying Education Unfortunately, elementary school may expose children to their first experience with bullying. However, our kids martial arts training system at Tiger-Rock incorporates anti-bullying education. We teach our students how to react and defend themselves against bullies.
Full participation As we say at our academy, “Nobody sits on the bench!” Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging where everybody participates. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, your neighborhood kids martial arts training academy, we have developed an inclusive environment. This environment allows for students to have a positive social experience and participate in various martial arts activities without feeling left out.
The Tiger-Rock Advantage
Here are a few great reasons why you should enroll your child into one of our kids martial arts programs:
- Action-packed, high-energy classes
- Age-appropriate curriculums
- Anti-bullying, stranger-awareness, and personal safety education
- Motor skill, social skill, and life skill development
- Balance and coordination development
- Listening skill development
- Development of self-discipline and self-control
- Focus and concentration
- Positive learning and social environment
- An enormous amount of fun!
Stranger Awareness Kids at this age are, by nature, very impulsive and eager. That’s why it is important for your child to know what to do when approached by a stranger. Our lessons incorporate stranger awareness, also colloquially called “stranger danger”.
Good Citizenship Tiger-Rock Martial Arts encourages students to be good citizens on and off the mat. This includes respect for authority and academic accountability. We also have an Honors Program that will be available as your child advances in rank.
Advancement & Competition Students are encouraged to take advantage of multiple opportunities per year to advance in belt rank. Belt tests give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned on the mat.
As a member of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, your child will be invited to participate in yearly tournaments in the fall, spring, and summer. Much of our training is geared towards preparing students for belt testing and competitive events.