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Children's Program - Ages 7 to 11

At North Austin Tae Kwon Do, our children's programs are second to none. We teach our students using a basic philosophy of positive reinforcement to build Self Esteem, Confidence, Discipline, Positive Attitude and Values. At North Austin Tae Kwon Do, we realize that although the ability to defend oneself is important, there are many additional benefits to martial arts program. Our unique method of training is fun and is designed to:

  • Instill a Positive Attitude
  • Build Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Teach the Importance of Strong
  • Values & Good Character
  • Promote the Desire to Learn
  • Improve Effort & Motivation
  • Improve Concentration
  • Teach Self Discipline
  • Instill Respect for Themselves & for Others

By embodying these principles in our children's classes, the North Austin Tae Kwon Do team has made a strong commitment to today's youth. Our carefully designed programs for children of all ages will improve your child's performance in other sports as well as improving study habits and increasing overall concentration. In addition to this, by building self confidence, self-respect, and self-discipline, we are helping young people to deal with the many problems they face growing up in today's world, including drugs, peer pressure and gangs.

"Train the mind as well as the body?"
(reprinted from American Health Magazine)

Many parents are enrolling kids in martial-arts classes hoping they will learn discipline and self-defense and get a healthy workout. But a new study suggests Western methods for teaching martial arts may make kids more aggressive than savvy. Reason: Many courses ignore the ancient philosophy and just teach body moves.

At Texas A&M University, Dr. Michael Trulson divided 34 teens prone to delinquency (as determined by psychological tests) into three groups.

For six months, group A spent one hour, three times a week learning the ancient Korean martial art, Tae Kwon Do. Along with self-defense, it emphasizes setting goals in life, respect for others, honesty, humility, responsibility and honor. Group B spent the time learning a short-cut modern version of Tae Kwon Do (no philosophy), while Group C got no training at all.

Results: No change in Group C, but the kids in the two martial-arts groups responded in radically different ways. Those in Group A, who got the version emphasizing body and mind, got all the benefits: less anxiety, higher self-esteem, improved social skills, stronger values and, best of all, below-average levels of aggression. But kids in Group B (body only) got worse ?and their aggression shot way up.

Advice to parents: If you enroll kids in a martial-arts class, stick to tradition. Training the body without the mind may be a path to trouble.

Our family discovered North Austin Tae Kwon Do when my 7 year old son enrolled at the urging of a friend. Now, 6 months later, my 4 year old daughter and I are devoted students as well. I have seen my children thrive under the guidance of Master Thomas and Jo Kyo Chad. They have gained self-confidence, self-discipline, and athleticism while having fun. I have been equally satisfied with my own experience. Like most women, I have tried in the past to meet my fitness needs by joining a gym, only to find the programs impersonal and uninspiring. Thanks to NATKD I have finally found a fantastic way to stay fit both mentally and physically. Being a student of the martial arts has been a truly empowering experience --- it has increased my strength, balance, flexibility, and focus. The program at North Austin TKD continues to hold my interest by constantly providing new challenges, and the comprehensive curriculum is able to meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities. Anyone who is looking for an activity that will engage both mind and body will not be disappointed by the classes at North Austin Tae Kwon Do! - Laura Herrick & Family, Adult, Child and Tots Students.