Does your child like to practice sumo wrestling for fun? Are they interested in gymnastics? Can’t tame your karate kid?
Taekwondo may be the perfect activity for your child as it’s developed specifically for little kickers! This combat sport is characterized by jumping, grappling and head-height kicks. Think of it this way, it’s for little tykes who have an unlimited source of energy (even after a long day at school)!
Mixed martial arts and taekwondo specifically, are great activities for kids who are into fitness, sporty and want to step it up. Watch your child move up the ranks as they learn new skills and develop a greater sense of confidence. Among the many after school programs out there to choose from, ours definitely ranks #1 in fun!
Although having fun is definitely top of the list, safety is the most important. Of course, the safety of your children is our utmost concern, and proper etiquette in mixed martial arts is always emphasized in our classes. Our commitment is to helping your karate kid grow in a positive and empowering environment – we know that’s what’s most important to you!
We help kids build confidence and show them just how important respect is (and we really like to instill it). If you want to know more about this exciting mixed martial arts sport and our new after-school programs, check out the information below!
FROM PEEWEE TO TEENS – WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
Our pee wee classes begin at 3 years old up to 7 years old. These specialized classes help introduce your child to the exciting and versatile nature of tae kwon do. Exercises are always age appropriate and safe. At this age, they begin to explore the positions, kicks, and stances.
If your kid is always looking for fun things to do – they will love our classes. Its mixed martial arts, combat-fitness and gymnastics all in one! Picture spin kicks, wide stances and quick movements! It’s not only fun to do but also fun to watch.
Think your child is up for the challenge? Or would you like to help them build up their confidence?
THE HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art developed during the 1940s by martial arts artists who combined certain key elements from karate and Chinese martial arts blended with traditional Korean martial arts traditions. This sport was popularized since its introduction to the Olympic Games in 1988 as a demonstration event (and later, it became an official medal event in 2000).
It is accepted and recognized in many large sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games. Today, this sport is practiced in those who want to develop their speed and agility. As you can tell, this ancient art is deeply rooted in a asian culture but has been popularized in North America. Let your child be immersed in this rich culture by taking a class with us!
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TAEKWONDO AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
As we mentioned above, taekwondo was practiced by those who wanted to develop their speed and agility. As this sport combines kicking and low stances, your child will also be able to improve their sense of balance. Did you know that taekwondo ranks are separated by colour belts to indicate ‘juniors’ and ‘seniors’? Using this ranking system can be very beneficial in encouraging your child to be in healthy competition with themselves.
As they progress, they will see the improvement in themselves and develop a sense of pride in what they’ve learned. Another benefit to practicing taekwondo is that it is a form of self defense, one that your child will learn is not to be used when it is not appropriate (no need to worry!). Combat fitness is one of the most fun things to do and with all the benefits mentioned above, why not try it!
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OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN