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Taekwondo as a non-elective subject in grades K-8

 

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Our fully accredited Academic Taekwondo®  Program has been taught as a required (graded) subject at Elementary & Middle School levels since 1990 in South Florida.

Academic and intellectual success is continually complemented by a  well-rounded program in physical education. Two times per week all students participate in one hour of Taekwondo, the Korean martial art, which is ideal for young children.

Taekwondo is compatible with the basic principles of gifted and standard education, giving each child the freedom to advance at his or her own pace. The program helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, endurance, and self-control, as well as a strong sense of self-discipline, self-esteem, and responsibility.

  • Students receive a Taekwondo grade on their report cards.

  • Curriculum based on over 25 years of research and 20 years of successful implementation.

  • Taekwondo is studied throughout the school years, from Kindergarten to Middle school.

  • Students use a Study Book (published by Academic Taekwondo®).

  • Quarterly testing on Taekwondo history, philosophy and terminology.

  • In-school Belt Promotion Tests (Performance Grading/ Evaluation of technical skills).

  • Rank Promotions include Black Belt levels (Kukkiwon Certification).

  • School Teams participate in Local, State and National Championships.

  • Taekwondo Demonstrations for Community and Private Functions.

  • Motivational award badges, clubs and memberships.

  • Taekwondo Seminars, Clinics, and Field Trips are a part of the curriculum.

  • Monthly Newsletters & weekly Bulletins (Edline).

  • The PTA and "Taekwondo Moms" help arrange fundraising events for the school.

  • Classes given by Certified Black Belt holding Kukkiwon issued Instructor's License.

  • The Academic Taekwondo® is a Licensed member of the US. Taekwondo Union (USAT).

Naturally, many aspects of the traditional Taekwondo instruction required modifications in order to comply with an elementary school environment.  Some examples of modifications were, to match promotion tests with the schools' quarterly grading periods, adjust the ranking system to maintain the national training levels (due to class length, holidays and vacations), and to incorporate all school rules and policies into the Taekwondo rules, and vise versa. 

The Academic Taekwondo® curriculum was designed to include (age and grade appropriate) verbal, written, electronic and physical study materials, home work assignments, and exercises correlating with elementary and middle school policies.

 

 
   
   
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P.O. Box 15416

West Palm Beach, FL  33416

This page was last updated on 08/10/10.

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