There are huge benefits to learning taekwondo at an early age, including:
Confidence and self-esteem
At Taekwondo4Kids we split the classes into Juniors (4-7 yr olds), Cadets (8-12 yr olds) and our new Family class (7+yrs).
Our Junior and Cadet classes are purposefully small with a maximum of 10 students per class. They are run by the instructor plus an assistant, ensuring a ratio of at least 1:5 adults to children. This means that each child is given proper attention, can develop their techniques correctly and progress well.
The Juniors follow an age-appropriate syllabus that involves games and exercises to not only help children practice the techniques of taekwondo, but also to improve their gross motor skills, spatial awareness, co-ordination and social skills such as taking turns and teamwork.
The Cadets and Family class learn the official ITF taekwondo syllabus, which means they can work their way up the belts through gradings that occur every 3-4 months.