At World TaeKwonDo Academy, our children's programs are second to none. We realize that the ability of a child to defend himself/herself is important, but far more important are the tools the child will need to develop into a well-rounded adult. Therefore, children learn respect,courtesy and self-control while participating in a well rounded excercise program. As students of the martial arts, children build confidence and self-esteem while they progress through the program. Each of these characteristics improves attitude and grades. Our objective is to help children improve in each of the following areas:
- Sincerity, respect and self-control
- Individual effort and self-confidence
- Character and self-esteem
As children successfully accomplish and reach for new goals, their confidence level grows, their self-esteem is enhanced, and the need to be self-confident becomes an accepted standard. As part of our program, we have included visible rewards include different colored belts that are symbols of ever increasing levels of expertise in the martial arts and patches for the accomplishments of specific project such as honor roll. However, even more important than these is the encouragement to continue when things seem difficult and the verbal acknowledgement of goals reached and rewards earned. Each of these elements enhance the child's character and contributes to his/her own self worth.