BY ENROLLING YOUR CHILD INTO OUR JUNIOR WING CHUN PROGRAMME YOU WILL BE TAKING A GIANT STEP TOWARDS CREATING A MORE CONFIDENT, DYNAMIC AND RESPECTFUL YOUNG PERSON WHILST LEARNING TO BECOME AN INCREDIBLE MARTIAL ARTIST.
Children between the ages of 8 to 16 are in a very important stage in their life. With the dream and haunts of being a teenager, which is right around the corner, there are many physical, emotional, social, and intellectual challenges that they all face. With the right developments and positive reinforcement, your child will face their transition as a teenager with an enthusiastic outlook.
What does this mean for you?
The programme is an innovative children’s martial arts programme that was specifically designed to challenge and develop the skills of a pre-teen & teenager. This programme targets the characteristics of pre-teens & teenagers and utilizes those characteristics to help them develop physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. The best part about their development is that they are learning and growing through martial arts training. Therefore, your child will build dynamic martial arts capabilities while gaining courage and confidence, and they will learn how to think smarter and harder with children of the same age. It is the best formula for success!
We will help mold your child into a leader, a thinker, and a character that brings out the best in his or her personality. Martial arts capture children’s undivided attention. That is what makes their positive growth and development possible. When a child chooses to participate in an activity that is good for them, they know it and support it. Children like to be their own individual who makes their own decisions. Training in the martial arts quite possibly will be the best decision they make during their adolescence.
How the programme works!
- Initially new recruits come along on a 4 week beginner’s course.
- On completion children are able to participate in regular weekly sessions.
- Each week the children learn a new technique and skill within their belt status.
- Once all the techniques within their belt status are taught and understood the students are able to grade for the next belt within the system.
- At the end of every school term the students are able to enter into non contact regional tournaments with medals and trophies for ALL.
- The programme runs over a four year period, on completion the students are fully equipped to move to the Teenager or Adult Programme respectively.
- REMEMBER: ALL OUR CLASSES ARE AGE SPECIFIC SO TEENAGERS AND JUNIORS ARE TAUGHT IN SEPARATE CLASSES.
Junior and Teenager Wing Chun Programme
These programmes were specifically designed to target the stages of development of 8-12 & 13-16 year olds. The curriculum in the Junior and Teenager sessions follow years of research and development proven effective for this age group.
What is the Junior and Teenager programme?
A fantastic martial arts training course that focuses on building Junior and Teenager capabilities; physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. We are confident in what our programme can do for your child. Children this age are in a unique growth period in their life. They are refined in their gross motor skills, while establishing a foundation in basic fundamental skills.
These basic fundamental skills include: focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness, and coordination.
In any other sport of activity, all of these skills are important to have. The more exposure to proper development in each of these skills, the better your child will be.
Within the syllabus you learn.
- Traditional material – this includes basic martial art moves, self-defence, and forms. Traditional techniques are the basic punches, kicks and blocks. Self-defence they will learn to protect themselves. They will also master new forms to develop focus, power and concentration – each new form will be more challenging than the one before.
- Dynamic performance – this portion of the curriculum challenges the student’s skills and abilities in a way that increases their performance and intensity of their martial arts education. Out of all of the portions of the curriculum, this portion is meant to excite.
- Chi sao training – this includes the competitive hand-to-hand application of their martial arts training in a controlled manner. This portion of the training is the most fun for the students, especially as their skills get better.
- Physical development – it is the most sustainable part of anyone’s health to maintain physical fitness. The sooner a child learns the benefits of fitness, the better chance it will stick with them throughout their adulthood.
- Mental development – a wise martial artist is the best martial artist. When a student understands the importance of morals and values, their confidence and attitude shift to a very positive outlook.
The 8 fundamental skills selected for the programme were broken down into specific requirements that each student must tackle at every belt level. There are different belt levels to achieve, which means that your child will dramatically progress through all 8 skills whilst learning martial arts. This means your child will be sharper, more focused, and better developed physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially than a child who does not participate in a programme strategically designed like the Little Snake and Crane programme.
Here are the 8 fundamental skills in order
The following section will provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of each valuable skill and what your child will learn and develop throughout the entire programme whilst developing their martial arts enjoyment.
The purpose of the focus in the curriculum is to teach the child how to focus with their mind and body. The beginner level introduces the child to the basic concept of keeping their eyes on the target. The intermediate level takes their skills a little further by having the child focus not only on the target, but on their technique of each kick and strike. The advanced level further enhances the child’s focus skills by having the child execute techniques where the child takes his/ her eyes off of the target for a second and then requiring the same focus on technique.
The purpose of the teamwork in the curriculum is to teach the child how to cooperate with others on various tasks. The beginner level introduces the child to good working habits with other people. The intermediate level introduces the child to working in a team. The advanced level teaches the child how to train with others while following the rules and maintaining good sportsmanship.
The purpose of the control in the curriculum is to teach the child how to have control of their mind and body. The beginner level introduces the child to having control of their mind and body by responding quickly to commands while in motion. The intermediate level introduces the child to having control of their body when they are kicking and punching towards each other. The advance level teaches the child how to have control of their strength when practicing their self-defence techniques.
The purpose of the balance in the curriculum is to help the child master the skill of balance through increments of balance training that increases in intensity at each belt level. The beginner level introduces the child to the components of balance and how to have balance using various kicks. The intermediate level increases in repetitions of each kick by double the amount from the beginner level. The advance level challenges the student’s balance skills by making them do 10x the balance requirements than that of the beginners.
The purpose of the memory in the curriculum is to get the child familiar with remembering the basic martial arts techniques and how to perform the techniques appropriately. The beginner level introduces the child to the names and mechanics of the basic strikes, blocks, kicks, and stances. The intermediate level begins to test the child’s memory by requiring the child to perform random combinations. The advanced level challenges the child’s memory by requiring the child to perform a structured combination of martial arts techniques known as a form.
The purpose of the discipline in the curriculum is to positively reinforce the importance of following rules, maintaining good behaviour, and performing at high standards. The beginner level introduces the child to basic commands and how to respond to those commands with good discipline. The intermediate level teaches the child how to maintain good discipline without being distracted. The advanced level curriculum challenges the child to perform at high standards by displaying discipline of the mind and body.
The purpose of the fitness in the curriculum is to expose the child to exercises and activities that build strength and cardiovascular endurance. The beginner level teaches the child how to run through basic exercise routines with the appropriate technique. The intermediate level exposes the child to intensity in their exercises. The advanced level challenges the child to demonstrate advance muscular strength and endurance in their regular exercises.
The purpose of the coordination in the curriculum is to teach the child their left from right and how to perform multiple physical tasks while maintaining good technique. The beginner level introduces the student to basic coordination of jumping and moving in rhythm. The intermediate level teaches the child how to perform various combinations using both their left and right hands and feet. The advanced level challenges the child to perform various techniques without losing coordination.