Lil Dragon is a programme suitable for those who wish to teach their children discipline. Our Lil’ Dragon classes make learning fun and educational. Our goal is to help your pre-schooler be the best they can be at everything they put their minds to. Our motto is “Lil’ Dragons today, leaders tomorrow.”
There are many benefits of introducing taekwondo to children at an early age. It can be instrumental in the development of a child and give them coping strategies to move forward and be a confident, happy child. Here is a testimonial from one of our current members who has first-hand experience of it being highly beneficial to the development of children.
“Our daughter Jacey is 7 years old and has been attending Premier Taekwondo for almost 2 years. She loves the sessions and has learnt so many new skills.
Recently Jacey was assessed by an Education Phycologist due to concerns with her development in learning and anxiety in school. We were surprised that her diagnosis has confirmed ADHD and dyslexia, with her main weakness being in her working memory.
We were a little shocked by this outcome as she has been so successful with her gradings, remembering the patterns and having the confidence to achieve her belts….so how could this be? Apparently, ADHD represents differently in girls…who knew!
The report and feedback we received from the specialists, states ‘Jacey has developed her own strategies to cope with her processing and memory’. The referral report has ‘strongly recommended’ that her participation in Taekwondo has provided her with these skills by both the way the sessions are delivered and the focus on routine.
As parents we see the difference in her confidence and reduction in her anxiety when she attends her weekly class at Premier, however, we now recognise it has helped her with so much more!
We initially brought both our children here to have a go at a different activity and we are very grateful to all the Masters for playing such a significant role in our daughters development and future, in both education and learning, and her health and well-being. Thank you so much!” – Parent Feedback
What will your child learn?
This skill is crucial to develop at an early age. Your child is beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging, like riding a two-wheel bicycle. Your child will develop good balance and a better posture through fun, strength building exercises.
Developing a good memory is exercise for your child’s brain. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions independently. Starting such exercise early in life will actively help in the development of a better and stronger brain.
It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. Our exercise program will help your child burn off any excess energy, enabling a better sleep pattern and set them up for a healthy lifestyle. They will learn that an exercise routine can be fun and make them feel better about themselves.
Your child will learn to work in a team during warm up. It is important at this age to learn to take turns and encourage others to feel part of a group.
Our instructors use the Lil’ Dragons’ drills to help children learn quickly that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. They will also follow directions better.
Your child will learn “their left from their right”. They will become more confident physical participants in sports and activities. The better coordination they have, the fewer injuries they are likely to incur.
Many children start these sessions feeling shy but, within a few weeks, most are participating with confidence and are able to demonstrate their new skills to other members of the class. Confidence plays a huge part in the mental well being of young children and can give them the “I can” attitude that is required to form friendships and get on well at nursery or school.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Little Dragons?
Little Dragons is a special program designed for children aged 3-7, the aim of this pre-Taekwondo program is to make the kids mentally and physically ready to start TKD once they turn 7 or as soon as they completed the course which normally takes less than 2yrs.
Can I try it first to see if that is what my little one likes to do?
Yes, if you want your little one to take apart you can call or message us on 07713837508/07710197189 to book your FREE trial or you can simply walk in no apt needed and stay during a whole session to watch what we do before you book any trial sessions.
As a new member, will my child be in an established class?
Yes, your child will be starting in an established class that may have been going for a while, though every new member will be taught from the beginning regardless of the time that enrolment started.
When will my child finish the Lil-Dragon course?
We have our grading to earn a new belt 4 times a year and your child will be offered to take apart if he is ready, the course will be completed once your child reaches Yellow-Tag, which is on the 5th grading.
What happens when my child finished the Lil-Dragon course?
Your child will progress onto the Foundation classes after Lil-dragon.
How long is each session?
Each session is 45min long.
Does my child needs a uniform and if so how do I get one?
Yes, they will need to have a uniform once enrolled and you need to purchase the uniform from Premier Taekwondo Only.
What happens if my child doesn’t seem too happy at the 1st trial and if I still want to enrol him?
We will offer you another trial session, please speak to our reception if this comes into your concern.
How many times can my child train per week at Lil-Dragon level?
We strongly advise that students attend at least once a week at this level.
What is the max number of kids in each Lil-Dragon session?
The max number is 22 kids which will be supervised by one of our assistants in the ratio of 6-8 kids.
Can I stay during the session?
Yes, you can relax drinking your tea or coffee and watch your little one during the class.
Can I leave my child and come back to get him?
We know you may have a quick shopping to do while we take care of your little one but unfortunately as the kids are very young at this level we need one adult to stay in during the session.