Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a core club that runs on a Wednesday night with Dave Bell, a specialised coach from All Stars (Trentside) Tae Kwon Do. Children develop their skills at a personal rate and periodically take part in formal ‘grading sessions’ to progress through the coloured belt ranks.
ALL STARS ACADEMY - CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
All Stars Academy specialise in teaching Taekwondo to children, starting at age 4. The intention is to make children feel good about themselves, to be in good physical condition, and have good, mental control. Teaching methods are sensitively tailored to meet the needs of individual learning differences. All children are taught at their own pace and are never pressured to perform beyond their capabilities
HOW YOUR CHILD CAN BENEFIT FROM TAEKWONDO?
Taekwondo can be extremely beneficial to a child’s development. Parents regularly comment on the positive difference in attitude a child develops after beginning classes. Lessons are tailored to the child’s age and skill level. Children begin by practicing basic patterns and forms, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching. These fundamental skills increase your child's physical co-ordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen.
Taekwondo develops your child's athletic abilities and self-awareness, and improves the child's capabilities in self-defence.
SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SELF ESTEEM FOR YOUR CHILD
Taekwondo emphasises moral development. Children learn respect for themselves and others, heightened concentration, and increased self-discipline and self-restraint.
The self-discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of the child's life. School grades often improve as the child learns to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement. Although the ability to defend oneself is important, there are other important benefits to be had, our approach to teaching Taekwondo is designed to instill:
- Effort and concentration
- Character and self esteem
- Sincerity and respect
Respect, trust and open communication are the foundations of strong families. Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Each is an essential component in maintaining a good family structure.
OLYMPIC STYLE SPORTS TAEKWONDO
The All Stars Academy specialises in the Olympic style full contact taekwondo, and has many successes at national & international levels. The academy is headed by Master Gary Sykes, who has coached the Olympic team on two occasions. The academy also has an Olympian, Sarah Stevenson who to date has won the only Olympic medal for Great Britain in Taekwondo, at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Sarah has also achieved World champion status and European champion status at junior & senior levels. The academy currently has a number of cadet & junior champions at a national level, together with silver and bronze medalists.
For Further Information contact:
Mr David Bell (01427) 728162
Mr Gary Sykes (01302) 3292891