Beyond the kicking, punching, and self-defense we teach our Lil' Dragons -- There are 8 Lil' Dragon skill requirements that are composed of physical, mental, and developmental benefits. The following are the skills with the benefits from participating in the Lil' Dragon class:
Skill #1: FOCUS - Focus plays a key role in the mindset of children, who have limited attention spans. The Lil' Dragons class will teach your child to focus on the task at hand. This skill will help your child's aim, listening skills and reaction skills. As a result, he/she will excel faster in any physical activity. Your child will also become a better listener and a more focused student in school.
Skill #2: TEAMWORK - Teamwork skills are necessary for any young child to develop. The Lil' Dragons are exposed to positive interaction with other children in class. By having an organized game plan and instructor supervision, Lil' Dragons will learn together and have fun in the process. The more confidence your child shows towards working with others, the more they will get accomplished in life. Your child will develop character and good social skills, which will help him to make new friends and become a leader.
Skill #3: CONTROL - Control will help children respond and perform correctly. They will strive to be cool, which means not losing their temper and not being too rough. The Lil' Dragons program will help your child develop control of what they say, how they feel, and what they do physically. Children also learn at an early stage not to give up. Having control means making good decisions. Whether your child is handling a pet or handling a problem, he or she will learn to make the right decisions. Control will build confidence in your child.
Skill #4: BALANCE - Balance is a crucial skill to develop at an early age. Your child is beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging, like riding a two-wheel bicycle. Having good balance will increase speed and agility, as well as lead to better posture.
Skill #5: MEMORY - Developing a good memory is exercise for your child's brain. As your child develops memory, he/she will retain techniques and lessons. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions.
Skill #6: DISCIPLINE - Discipline is what martial arts are based upon. Children must learn self-control of their body and mind. Once they learn to have good discipline, they will become better students who are focused on their goals. Our instructors use the Lil' Dragon drills to create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Your child will also follow directions better. Discipline and listening are the MOST IMPORTANT skills we think the Lil Dragons program can teach and strengthen.
Skill #7: FITNESS - Being physically fit is a necessity for any martial artist. The sooner you enforce this concept, the healthier your child will be. Fitness can be very fun and rewarding. If your child develops a passion for exercise early in life, it will be less difficult to stay physically fit as they grow older. It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit.
Skill #8: COORDINATION - Coordination is one of the best benefits of training in the martial arts. This skill is important for children to have if they want to participate in sports. All sorts of talents nurture off this skill. Your child will learn their left from their right.
We will strive for excellence bringing the martial arts and it's great benefits to you and your child and will teach your child to achieve their PERSONAL BEST to seek excellence as well.