If you live in Christchurch, and you seek an activity for your young children, International Taekwon-Do Riccarton is ideal. Most forms of physical activity produce excellent benefits for children – both physical and behavioural. International Taekwon-Do goes one step further and explicitly reinforces the positive behaviours you teach at home.
Benefits of Taekwon-Do for children
The benefits to children include improved confidence, greater self-esteem, better discipline, improved concentration and improved manners and behaviour generally. Children often fare better at school and at home.
The culture of International Taekwon-Do reinforces universal family values, such as respect, trust and honesty. It is important to us that children respect their parents; usually parents find new reasons to respect their children, too.
These benefits accrue because International Taekwon-Do is more than just kicking and punching. We encourage our students to live by the Tenets of Taekwon-Do:
We have many parents tell us how the tenets of Taekwon-Do have flowed into home life and helped their child deal with personal challenges and goals outside of Taekwon-Do.
Taekwon-Do has numerous benefits for kids that their parents love too!
Child appropriate self-defence
We teach basic self-defence techniques to your children; more importantly we teach sound self-defence strategies to you, the parents. As Accredited Protect Self Defence Trainers (Level 1) as well as qualified International Taekwon-Do black belts, we have a wealth of valuable information to share to help your children defend themselves, and help you protect them.
Classes are customised for two age groups of children – one for those aged around 5-10 years, and one for those aged 9-12 years. From the age of 13 the children are encouraged to join the adult/youth class, twice a week.
Children’s classes run during the school term's only. During the holidays, train with the family class for free!
Information for parents
Further information for parents and caregivers about Taekwon-Do and children, as well as the kids/mini-kids programme and Kubz programme, is on the International Taekwon-Do website:
Kids / Mini-Kids programme »
Kubz programme »
If you and your children are in Riccarton, Burnside or the wider Christchurch area, and want a great activity for your kids come along to International Taekwon-Do and have a go!
We would love to meet you!