Build the right foundation for your child with Tiger-Rock’s Kids Martial Arts training program. This program is specially designed for elementary students ages 7 to 11 years old. (Pre-school / Kindergarten students ages 4-6 will be placed in our Tiger-Cubs program.)
Tiger-Rock Juniors will learn the foundations of martial arts along with continuing to develop their physical, social and life skills development. In addition, these students will begin their self-defense training and anti-bullying education.
Our Kids Martial Arts training program is more than just teaching martial arts skills. We partner with parents and educators to make sure that Tiger-Rock students are just as successful in the classroom as they are on the mat.
Tiger-Rock's R15E performance program was created to measure achievement and reward success. Each of the 15 steps, ranks towards black belt - requires the student to develop skills and tools to be a champion in life - on and off the mat!
Tiger-Rock’s junior martial arts lessons include striking, kicking, and sparring drills. These drills help improve motor skills, physical ability, and physical fitness. As juniors advance in these drills, their timing, coordination, and balance improves. Core endurance is enhanced. They also help juniors further develop their capabilities in self-defense.
Helping kids stay fit is a major part of our program. We incorporate various calisthenics with a martial arts twist. These strength and conditioning exercises help build upper- and lower-body strength. In combination with typical teen martial arts striking, kicking, and sparring drills, a workout that improves a teen’s cardiovascular health and core endurance is developed.
Bullying begins as early as 1st grade in elementary school. It is important for a kids to know how to not only how to identify bullying situations, but also what to do when they, or someone else, is a target of bullying. Our anti-bullying education is extensive and our training program includes both avoidance and extensive self-defense training. We want to help juniors gain the ability to protect themselves safely and effectively.
During these years, kids slowly begin self-assessment and where they fit in in the world. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we understand how important it is for all kids to have a positive self-assessment. For many kids self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-awareness determines their physical, mental, and emotional comfort levels. With our inclusive environment, we aim to teach with positive reinforcement while giving every student the tools they need to succeed not only on the mat, but off the mat as well.
Some of the most important life lessons are taught during this time. We feel that it is important for kids to cultivate those life lessons early and in an extremely positive way to make a better world. We extensively train our students in the values of good citizenship and strong leadership. In fact, we offer a Leadership Program whenever a student achieves a certain rank. It’s more than a martial arts system; it’s a way of life.
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, junior martial arts students 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.