Little Dragons Class

Our Little Dragon Classes are for Children aged 4 years to 6 years. In this programme we look to give the children a great start in Martial arts and key development in the Life skills that are so important for them, these include, Balance, Co-Ordination, Focus and Discipline to name but a few.

The Little Dragon Programme is based on a ratio of 80% of the class structure focused on developing these important life skills as listed below and 20% of the Programme working through the physical elements of Martial Arts. For children we believe in an Education through Martial Arts and not to focus on a child’s ability to Kick and Punch another child or Adult, It is our belief that children at this age do not need to be taught this and Martial Arts for Little dragons is far more than just punching and kicking, at this age there Wing Chun Training must be about instilling great Values in There behavior.

The Little Dragons Class Curriculum

The Little Dragon curiculum is about giving this age group of children a great foundation in Martial Arts. Although we are a Wing Chun Kung Fu Organisation it is near on impossible to ask a 4 to 6 year old child to learn the Wing Chun Self Defence system, we therefore extract elements of the Wing Chun curiculum and introduce this to the little dragons in preparation for there training as they get slightly older and move towards the Junior warrior programme.

For our Little Dragons its all about having fun, Laughing and playing whilst we disguise the Wing Chun movements and get them to work through them, whilst we are doing this we are giving them a great start to being a in a Martial Arts class and giving them Martial Arts material that will be easy for them.

White Sash Training

When a Little Dragon begins there Martial Arts journey with Wing Chun International they are introduced to White Sash Orientation, This involves introducing them to the Basics of Martial Arts, These include how to Welcome each other, how to get ready for the class (Leave the Parent) how to Stand and act in a class, how to join in with the curriculum that is being taught to the other little dragons and how to work through some basic hand and leg movements, all of this whilst having fun. After showing a basic level of ability in these tasks will then be introduced to the First Physical programme of there Martial Arts Training, depending upon when the student starts within the year they will learn the curiculum of one of following.

Basic Strikes

Basic Striking and Movements are introduced in one of the child’s 8 week programmes, in fact these movements are normal for a child but we introduce pad exercises andsequences for them to start with to work on there co-ordination and other Key life skills that as a parent you will be looking to develop.

Partner Training

It is very important in a Martial Arts school the children of any age can work with other children in a controlled and respected way, our Partner Training Programmes works through the basics of how children should interact with each other to gain the maximum benefit in the Wing Chun International Classes.

Fight Training

Flight training is the term that we use to develop your children’s ability to work through certain leg routines, these movements are normal for the children and in a structured manor help increase there Balance and Co-Ordination, Front Kick, Side Kicks and other fantastic movements that Children love are in this 8 week programme and makes learning a lot more enjoyable for them.

Self Defence

One of the core elements of Phase one is the Self Defence Programme, once your Children have the basics of the class structure, using there hands and legs in a controlled manor and working with the other children in the class we then introduce them to some basic self Defence movement preparing them for the start of the Journey in Phase Two and learning the Complete Wing Chun System.

Rewards Systems

Wing Chun International has a collective set of reward systems, these are used to motivate and inspire the children to do there best and to strive for the next goal, our reward systems are as follows:

Reward Clips

These Reward clips are used to reward the children in class that are performing at there best, these are a great tool to take the focus away from the children who may be misbehaving as they are looking for attention or simply because they are being children, when the children see the others being rewarded for there great behaviour in class they soon follow suit.

Ten rewards clips earned and kept on the kung fu suit can be exchanged for Grand Master Badges.

Grand Master Badges

Grand Master badges are a reward system to show consistent achievment over a long period of time, these badges get placed onto the Kung Fu suit.

White Grand Master Badges, Children earn ten reward clips and are then allowed to exchange them for one White Grand Master badge.

Red Grand Master badges, five white grand master badges show a period of time of constant reward and improvement, therefore are awarded the red grand Master badge.

Yellow Grand Master Badges, Five Red Grand Master badges again show that a significant time period of achievement has been passed, when five red grand master badges have been achieved the children are rewarded with the ultimate Yellow Grand Master Badge.

TIP Striping

Training Incentive Programme is a key method used to help the children measure there attendance and achievements during a grading cycle, Junior warriors set the goal to achieve the next Sash every eight weeks, in order to help keep them on track and to shown that they are not just given the next sash they are taught to earn a TIP stripe that allows them to be put forwward to Graduate at the next Childrens Graduation party and be awarded there next Sash at the end of the grading cycle. The student will have demonstarted the importance of a key life skill within the first and second month at week three of the period and then again in grading week, these three strips are awarded and taped to the current sash that is worn and demonstrate that the child has passed the TIP test and qualified to graduate to the next sash level.

Junior warriors earn 3 TIP Stripes per grading rotation and The Little Dragons earn 1 TIP per week making 8 TIP Stripes acheived within the grading Cycle.

The TIP Stripes are as follows and the children must demonstrate an understanding of these key lifeskills:

Speed (White)

Focus (Green)

Accuracy (Black)

Power (Blue)

Intensity (Red)

Black Belt Excellence (Yellow)

Stars Badges

Red Star Badge

The red star badge is awarded once a month when the student returns his or her Kung Fu homework sheet, Home work sheets are based on the Key lifeskills that they are learned in class and are handed out once for the month, these star badges go on the front of the Kung Fu suit.

Blue Star Badge

The Blue star badge is awarded for the childrens attendance at the Kung Fu school, if they maintain a certain amount of classes with in the monthly period they are awared the Blue star badge again awared once a month, these badges go on the Right Arm of the Kung Fu suit.

Silver Star Badge

The Silver star badge is awarded for excellence at the children institutional school, when they are rewarded at school by a teacher they can bring that into there Kung Fu class to show the other children and earn a silver star badge, there is no set time when these are handed out but the instructor would motivate the student to do well at school, these badges go on the Left arm of the Kung Fu Suit.

Yellow Star Badge

The Yellow star badge is awarded to the children when they bring a friend or family member along to the Kung Fu school and who then decides to join, This badge is a thank you as represents the students efforts in helping to grow the Kung Fu school, these badges go on the back of the students kung fu suit.

The Student Sash

The student sash is the most important reward that the children can earn and all other rewards are focused on the child acheiveing the Sash, for both the Junior and Little Dragons there are 12 Sashes to be rewarded with and aimed at focusing there attention on gaining there Black Sash/Belt before moving on to the next level.