Dragons 4– 6 years
The little dragons programme is for children between the
ages of 4– 6. The programme introduces and prepares
young children to an education in martial arts. Lil’
Dragons students receive instruction on martial arts and
life skills. The dual education of martial arts and life
skills has improved many of our lil’dragons attitudes
to learning and discipline. The programme teaches each student
to recognise the importance of focus and determination and
how these aspects lead to reward and achievement.
The Lil’ Dragons programme is taught by professional
full-time instructors of the GMBAA. All instructors are
CRB checked, have received and gained qualifications in
safe martial arts practice, sports development for children
and first aid. The Academy has a child protection policy.
Lil’ Dragons students grade from white to black on
the Lil’Dragon syllabuses. The black belt achieved
is recognised as the first grade in the GBMAA’s primary
syllabus. Lil’Dragons will also receive extensive
tuition on essential life skills. Lil’Dragons students
will cover a life skill course of 24 units taught over a
time span of two years.
The key life skill topics which are covered are:
· Stranger awareness
· Health & Safety
· Road Awareness
· 999 Phone calling
· Poison Awareness
The life skill curriculum gives the Lil’Dragons the
knowledge about potential dangers and safety skills, which
are not always taught in primary education.
Students will learn the martial arts curriculum for their
specific grade, which comprises of basic stances, blocks
and strikes. Each student will perform a set form for their
grade rank. The form is a set sequence of blocks and strikes
constructed from the GBMAA’s dual syllabus of Lau
Gar Kung Fu and Sport Karate. As the students progress up
through the grading system they will learn and execute an
improved and strengthened form. Each student will demonstrate
their form with the aid of the class instructor to their
fellow students. The form’s main aim is to build confidence
and focus into the student, because the student will be
presenting their skills to the class.
The lil’dragons programme has improved many of its
students’ learning ability, which has led to new progress
in school and at home. The lil’dragons programme prepares
the students for entering the kidz zone (7 – 8 years
old) where they further their education in the GBMAA.