Within the Mini Ninja programme we cover 1 of 8 skills per class (in order as below). During each class we run a warm-up; deliver a mat chat about the skill; run two or three skill-building drills; and then we have them demonstrate the skill to earn their skill-stripe. They must earn all 8 skill-stripes in order to graduate to the next belt level. Once they earn their next belt they will continue to run through all 8 skills earning their skill-stripes with more challenging curriculum as they advance to each rank. They graduate to the next programme after they have successfully completed all 9 belt ranks of Mini Ninjas.
3-4 YEAR OLDS – 8 SKILLZ
KICKING – this skill helps ninjas work on developing leg muscles, kicking while counting, foot-eye-coordination, and balance.
PUNCHING - this skill helps ninjas work on developing upper body muscles, punching while counting, and hand-eye-coordination.
BLOCKING - this skill helps ninjas develop spatial awareness, blocking while counting, hand-eye-coordination, and focus.
CRAWLING - this skill helps ninjas work on developing their core muscles, spatial awareness, and hand-and-foot coordination.
HOPPING - this skill helps ninjas develop their leg muscles, core strength, hopping while counting, and balance.
ROLLING - this skill helps ninjas work on developing hand-eye-coordination, core strength, spatial awareness, and control.
RUNNING - this skill helps ninjas develop motor skills, leg muscles, cardio endurance, and control.
CATCHING - this skill helps ninjas work on hand-eye-coordination, spatial awareness, and teamwork.
Throughout the programme our ninjas will also learn some of the key foundations of Taekwondo. They’ll be taught some of the key etiquettes demonstrated in a Martial Art, such as how to bow and to respond to instructors with yes Sir or Ma’am, and also be shown some basic stances and develop techniques that will prepare them for more complicated aspects of a Taekwondo curriculum.
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