Kids can start training for Tae Kwon Do from the age of four to five years. Children at this age are naturally very supple and flexible, with joints that can easily perform many movements. Their balance is good as they have not yet fully developed an awareness of their body mass or gravity.
If you have younger children in the family, they can attend some of our classes as a spectator to learn the names of the techniques and how to respond when called out.
Taekwondo is one of the best martial arts for kids. Taekwondo training can be a great introduction to the martial arts for most kids. It has secular forms and is less expensive than many other martial arts. It’s the most popular martial art in many regions and kids who start in it also tend to stick with it longer.
There’s no way for you to learn everything on your own! every master has been taught by someone else before. When you join a Taekwondo class, you’ll become more disciplined in your life and make new friends. You’ll have someone there to keep you on track toward success. You’d work out harder than at home where no one is watching so you’d be focused on getting the best result possible.
A serious and dedicated student can reach black belt in 2 – 3 years. A less ambitious student may take five. For some, it can take a year to move up a single belt. The progress of students will vary by instructor and individual style, but most instructors follow basic guidelines set by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) for their country.