The main emphasis of the Tiger-Rock Junior Taekwondo program is to provide the instruction, structure, and environment to enhance the development of children between the ages of 6-11. The specialized program focuses on the needs of this age including physical maturation, coordination, self-discipline, self-esteem, and confidence. We also help children constructively channel their energy into a beneficial physical activity, develop lifelong practical self-defense skills, and learn about physical development and competition. Nobody sits on the bench in our program!
At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Alabaster, students are frequently asked to attain new levels both physically and emotionally. Our atmosphere, though challenging, is one of accomplishment through individual development. By focusing and trying hard, our students understand they can be extremely successful in Martial Arts and in life. Everyone is the star player on our field!
Tiger-Rock Taekwondo helps build confidence, self-esteem, and self-defense skills. The Tiger-Rock philosophy and training techniques teach students how to successfully adapt and react to various social environments including the unexpected ones. In fact, the University of West Florida Education Department validated through research that our Taekwondo training enhances social and emotional intelligence. In addition to enhancing social skills, Tiger-Rock Taekwondo for youth teaches children how to properly protect themselves from threatening situations such as schoolyard bullying. Our program also addresses safety behaviors when confronted by a stranger.
It is well documented, and an area of growing concern, that today’s sedentary lifestyle habits are leading to childhood obesity. The curriculum and structure of our class ensures that the level of physical activity provides children with the essential ingredients to develop strength, coordination, and agility. It also teaches individuals how to live a healthy life, including the importance of participating in daily exercise and making appropriate nutrition decisions.
You can be assured that your youth are receiving the highest quality of instruction. Tiger-Rock Martial Art Instructors are required to be certified and earn continuing education credits to keep up-to-date with the latest policies and teaching methods, ensuring safety and enhanced learning. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International recommends that all Instructors in the academy maintain a current CPR and First Aid certification. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts also require academy owners to conduct background checks on all annually-qualified Instructors and academy workers who are 18 years old or older in their academies. Academies place a high priority on protecting the safety of members.