Tiger Cubs Ages 4 & 5 yrs
We refer to this program as our early years Martial Arts Program which has been specifically designed for children 4 and 5 years of age. Children within this age group benefit from our Tiger Rock curriculum which develops both sides of the body with symmetrical movements. When learning takes place in this balanced manner, both hemispheres of the brain are encouraged to develop simultaneously. Our Cubs learn to focus their attention, increase their confidence, and improve their coordination.
The early development that occurs for children between the ages of 4-5 is crucial for building physical, social, and cognitive abilities. The Tiger-Rock Tiger-Cubs™ training program aids in this development through play-based action scenarios, staged physical challenges, and cognitive development drills. Students strengthen their ability to process instructions, focus on objectives, and interact amongst peers inside an energetic and fun martial arts based experience. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts instructors are extremely gentle and patient with participants. Positive feedback, gentle motivation, and encouragement are the principles of instruction.
Balance and Coordination A major part of our curriculum are symmetrical movement exercises. These exercises focus on left- and right-side motion. These activities help these young students develop balance and coordination. Good balance and strong coordination at an early age form the foundation of self-confidence and self-control.
Focus and Concentration Tiger-Cubs participate in striking, kicking, speed, and agility drills. Not only will the drills help with motor skill development, but they will also enhance the student’s ability to focus. Focus and concentration are essential pillars of child development. This will help your child become more disciplined.
Self-Discipline Key to early child development is self-discipline. Self-discipline helps shape childhood behavior. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of North Louisiana and North Louisiana South, we instill values of self-discipline through our training. We encourage our students to focus on the drills and tasks at hand. From that, your child will learn personal responsibility and self-control.
Stranger Awareness Kids at this age are, by nature, very impulsive and eager. That’s why it is important for your child to know what to do when approached by a stranger. Our lessons incorporate stranger awareness, also colloquially called “stranger danger”. Through these lessons, we aim to teach your child what he or she needs to know to be safe. This is also a foundation of self-defense.
Advancement & Competition Students are encouraged to take advantage of multiple opportunities per year to advance in belt ranking. These belt tests give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned on the mat. Also, as a member of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, your child will be invited to participate in yearly tournaments in the fall, spring, and summer. Much of our training is geared towards preparing students for belt testing and competitive events.
“SUCCESSFUL 7” Life Skills
The main emphasis of the Tiger-Rock Cubs program is to provide the instruction, structure, and environment to enhance the development of children between the ages of 4 & 5. This specialized program is focused on the particular needs of this age including physical maturation, coordination, social skills, self concept, attention span, mental acuity, safety awareness, and self discipline. Each of the 7 steps in our Tiger Cub belt ranking system represent the development of a physical, social, or life skill. Graduates of our Tiger Cubs program will be equipped with The “Successful 7” skills required to achieve continued success in life both on and off the mat. Tiger Cubs also have opportunities to participate in our Regional, National & World Championships.
Cubs may enter our program anytime between their fourth and sixth birthdays. Try our introductory course today to see if your child is ready for Tiger Rock Martial Arts.