Children’s (6-12)

A child’s mid-years is an important stage in their life. There are plenty of changes happening, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s also a time when they learn to be more independent.

At this stage, kids need to have different avenues to explore and learn. Getting them into various activities makes it easier to manage all these changes that are happening.

Fun, after-school kids programs are always a great idea. There are many to choose from, including martial arts classes for kids.


The Best Kids Taekwondo Academy in Waterloo and Kitchener

Martial arts is a fun and amazing way for kids to build character, strength, and discipline while making new friends. It’s a great way for children to stay active while having fun.

Are you interested in children’s martial arts classes in Kitchener or Waterloo? Here at Five Rings Taekwondo, we offer taekwondo classes for kids ages 6-12 years old. Our unique curriculum is focused on improving:

  • Self-Respect
  • Awareness
  • Character Development

With the help of our experienced instructors, we teach kids the basics of TaekwonDo, along with breathing techniques, basic blocks, strikes, and more.

Learn more about our kid TaekwonDo classes by giving us a call today.

Types of Martial Arts Classes for 6–12-Year-Old

Our children’s classes focus on TaekwonDo philosophy, spirit, and history. We include:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Focus training
  • Stretching and conditioning
  • Exposure to basic blocks and strikes

Five Rings TaeKwonDo offers the following classes for kids ages 6-12 years old:

  1. Beginners Sparring – a TaekwonDo class for beginners that covers the basics of no-contact sparring and sparring drills.
  2. Beginners Poomsae – kids with no martial arts background will learn WT Taegeuk Poomsae patterns.
  3. Beginners Curriculum Class – a beginner class where kids will be introduced to basic kicking combinations, sparring, and basic self-defense
  4. Intermediate Sparring – kids with prior knowledge of TaekwonDo take part in competitions and sparring with equipment.
  5. Intermediate Poomsae – TaekwonDo for kids where they learn intermediate WT Taegeuk Poomsae patterns.
  6. Intermediate Curriculum Class – kids learn more advanced and complex kicking and punching combinations.

Karate classes for kids with fees depend on the type of class you choose. If you’re unsure which class is best for your kid, no worries! Contact us to book a free trial today

Benefits of Kids Martial Arts

The benefits of martial arts for kids can be seen in a variety of aspects. Primarily, staying active keeps children strong and healthy. It’s great exercise!

More than physical, TaekwonDo for kids is where they learn valuable lessons on:

  1. Discipline
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Teamwork
  4. Self-Defense
  5. Self-Esteem

Find a martial arts kid’s program for your child today and see the difference in their health and wellbeing.

Looking For an Academy for Kids TaeKwonDo Near You?

If you’re searching for karate for kids in Waterloo or Kitchener, look no further! Five Rings Taekwondo is your first choice when it comes to high-quality martial arts programs.

We have experienced instructors who always create a safe space for kids to learn and grow. Be a part of the top kids’ martial arts academy. Contact us for a free quote and book a free trial today.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer taekwondo for children as young as 3. Children this young are still old enough to learn the basic movements involved in taekwondo. They will not be able to compete seriously until they are older. However, you can start learning taekwondo at any age, including in your senior years!

Taekwondo is a great activity for children and it offers them many benefits. Taekwondo provides children the opportunity to develop all kinds of physical skills, including balance, strength, endurance, agility, and more. Plus, kids will learn essential interpersonal skills and develop emotionally and mentally from practicing and competing in taekwondo.

There are many benefits of taekwondo, but it depends on the specific child and what efforts they put into it. For children who have too much energy and need discipline, taekwondo can give them an outlet and help them learn control. For shy children, taekwondo can instill confidence and help them step out of their shell.

There are a few movements not allowed in taekwondo, including using your knee or head to attack, punching to the face, or punching below the waist. Your instructor will make clear the rules for engaging in taekwondo during your lessons. There are also different international bodies that may have slightly different rules for taekwondo.

There is no specific motto for taekwondo, but there are five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. You’ll learn more about the tenets of taekwondo and how they apply to it during your classes.

The taekwondo uniform is based on traditional Korean clothing called a hahn-bogh. Taekwondo itself is Korean. The term “gi” does not apply to the taekwondo uniform. In judo and karate, the uniform is called a keikogi or a dogi. The taekwondo uniform consists of a jacket, belt, and a pair of pants. You get a belt in a new colour as you advance through the ranks of taekwondo.

Your child can learn taekwondo when you bring them to taekwondo classes at a dojo. We offer classes for children starting at age 3.

We think so! Of course, karate is an interesting martial art that has several advantages, but we prefer taekwondo for many reasons. It focuses more on the lower body and teaches kicks and jumps that a lot of people enjoy. There is also a strong competitive community for taekwondo in our area.

Everyone needs some level of discipline in order to accomplish what they would like to with their day. Taekwondo teaches a mindfulness and focus that helps you remain disciplined. It can also teach children the value of discipline, as hard work is strongly rewarded, as opposed to slacking off, which is not.

You can get taekwondo classes in Kitchener here at 5 Rings Taekwondo. We offer classes for children of various ages as well as for adults and families. We also provide camps and special programs. Reach out to us to discuss them.