Tiger-Cubs: our early child development training program
Our Tiger-Cubs Program is our early child development martial arts program. This program is specifically designed for ages 4 and 5 years old. These are formative years in your child’s life. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts’ training program for pre-school and kindergarten can make a positive impact on your child’s development.
At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Portland, we have created a positive, safe environment for your 4- and 5-year old. Our nationally accredited taekwondo instructors understand constructive child development. Tiger-Rock instructors believe in positive reinforcement, focusing on what the student does right and helping your child build success from there.
The Tiger-Rock Advantage
Here are a few reasons why you should enroll your child at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts
- Action-packed 30-minute classes
- Age-appropriate curriculum
- Gross motor skills development
- Balance and coordination development
- Development of self-discipline
- Focus and concentration
- Positive learning and social environment
- An enormous amount of fun!
Key Areas of Training
Balance and Coordination A major part of our curriculum are symmetrical movement exercises. These exercises focus on left- and right-side motion. These activities help these young students develop balance and coordination. Good balance and strong coordination at an early age form the foundation of self-confidence and self-control.
Focus and Concentration Tiger-Cubs participate in striking, kicking, speed, and agility drills. Not only will the 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 Portland and Portland South, 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.
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”. Through these lessons, we aim to teach your child what he or she needs to know to be safe. This is also a foundation of self-defense.
Advancement & Competition Students are encouraged to take advantage of multiple opportunities per year to advance in belt ranking. These belt tests give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned on the mat. Also, 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.
Tiger-Rock can make a positive impact on child development
With our safe, positive, encouraging environment and wonderful facilities, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Portland are wonderful places for your child to train in martial arts. We are enrolling new students everyday. We invite your child to join the other Portland kids martial arts students on the mat today!