Below is a brief outline of the Taekwondo structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art developed in the 1940s, incorporating karate and Chinese martial arts with traditional Korean martial arts. As a modern International Olympic sport as well as an ancient martial art, there’s reason now more than ever to start learning Taekwondo at a young age where your child can foster certain techniques if they wish to pursue this sport later on in life and maybe one day compete in the Olympics!
Why Should Your Child Learn Taekwondo:
- It can be attested that practising Taekwondo improves coordination which can help your child in a wide range of other sports, and give them greater control of their bodies as they are growing and developing
- Taekwondo enforces discipline in training and in your lifestyle. By learning the martial art, your child will learn from a young age the importance of self-control and what they can achieve through it.
- It encourages healthier eating habits and keeping your child in shape growing up. With martial arts, fitness is a huge asset to performance and in Taekwondo this is evident. At Hampton we encourage healthy nutrition, but through Taekwondo your child can reap the rewards of a healthy diet and exercise.
- Children and infants typically have higher flexibility than adults and it’s only through stagnation that we lose this flexibility. Taekwondo will maintain or improve flexibility and range of motion and keep your child’s body in good health and mobility growing up.
- In a world of ever-growing dangers, our children’s safety is our number 1 concern. We do not condone violence, but what can be taken from Taekwondo is impressive self-defence skills which can be used to escape dangerous situations in a non-lethal way.
- Taekwondo is for everyone; regardless of shape, size, experience, etc. In Taekwondo, it is not the main objective to beat your opponent but to improve your own self. There is greater victory in improving your reactions and focus and keeping a calm mind than winning a single fight
Co-curricular activities and after school activities are charged termly. A full half terms notice is required if your child is to discontinue any co-curricular activity.