Kicking it to win!
Our martial arts program teaches the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do, guiding students from White Belt to Black Belt and beyond. Tae Kwon Do helps students develop positive values such as respect, focus, self-discipline and self-control. It also builds self-esteem and confidence, increases strength and flexibility and promotes an overall healthy lifestyle. The values and life skills that Tae Kwon Do teaches can be applied to all areas of life including home, school, work and play.
Little Ninjas (Ages 4 – 7)
Twisters’ Little Ninjas program is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 7. This program emphasizes the development of strength, balance, flexibility, body control and coordination. Little Ninjas also learn to be respectful towards others, remain focused and have self-discipline. Children in this program will learn basic kicks, punches, blocks,stances and footwork. The techniques are taught through exciting drills, fun games and challenging activities.
Junior Program (Ages 8-17)
Twisters’ Junior program is designed for children 8 to 17 years of age. This program emphasizes the development of both mental and physical control. Students learn to be respectful towards others and have a positive attitude. This program also increases flexibility and strength, and builds teamwork and self-confidence. Our Tae Kwon Do Juniors are expected to be well-behaved at home and good students at school.
Striping and Testing
Progression through each belt level is based on a striping system. The curriculum for every level is broken down into five sections: forms; basic hand techniques and stances; kicks; kicking combinations; and sparring techniques. Students receive a stripe on their belts when they are able to properly execute all techniques of a particular section. A white stripe signifies memorization of the technique as a black stripe represents the student mastering the technique. Students become eligible to test for the next belt level when they have received all five black stripes.