if you want your child to...
be excited about coming to practice
burn a lot of energy
learn how to defend themselves
build their focusing power
explore new things with confidence
welcome to mo kwon do
we focus on behavior shaping
fun first, then shaping energy into focused effort
because we know, if the kid doesn't have fun, they won't want to come, meaning they won't learn.
we are more than child care
we are a physical awareness and wellness center
we talk about emotions and how to focus
we are a self defense, situational awareness, and confidence building organization
who you are
a parent who is personally involved with their child's development
a celebrator of achievement and cheerleader for effort
who your children are
a little shy
not very competitive
plays by the rules
basically, a kid
over 6 years old & under 13
(for teens see adults)
what we do not do...
raise our voices at your kids
teach children to hit others or use violence in conflicts
tell kids to avoid standing up for themselves
what we do instead...
get down to their eye level and speak to them softly
~pause~ for emphasis
ignore disruptive behavior, proudly reinforce desired behavior
strong eye contact, firm words to tell others "hands off"
if they attack you, defend and counter.
what to expect from a practice
come see if your child likes training with us
a fun warm up
fundamental boxing steps and defense
fundamental tae kwon do sparring technique
sparring for green belts
fun games to play when earned
challenges to build body coordination
a little competition (not individual, but more group based)