- Tae Kwon Do Programs
FLYING KICK FITNESS CENTER is dedicated to the development and education of the whole student through training in TaeKwonDo. We help each student learn and grow at his or her own pace, according to his or her own capability and potential. Over his decades of teaching, Master Al-Atrash has developed and refined a unique curriculum that maximizes learning and progress in a fun and exciting way. The Children’s Program helps each student develop courtesy, self-control, and self-esteem. Our instructors emphasize the philosophy of TaeKwonDo as a defensive art.
Little Ninjas: This program for 3 year old students is a great way for little ones to develop their executive function, learn to attend to and follow directions, and develop trust with instructors, all while learning the basics of TaeKwonDo. This class is tailored to the 3-year old’s attention span and is taught in a fun, age-appropriate way, integrating games as part of the lesson plan. The emphasis is on developing trust and having fun! Classes are 30 minutes.
Little Dragons: This program for 4 years olds builds on the skills addressed in the Little Ninja program, with some added structure and covering more of the basics of TaeKwonDo. Children learn to follow directions, and boundaries are set in an appropriate manner. Games are integrated into the lesson plan. The program emphasizes learning the basics of TaeKwonDo, listening well, and having fun. Classes are 45 minutes.
Children’s Classes (5 and Up): This program for children age 5 and up comprises a complete TaeKwonDo curriculum that truly develops many of a child’s physical and mental abilities. Classes are fun but very structured and are always taught with the safety and well-being of each child in mind. The focus is on learning the TaeKwonDo techniques at each child’s specific rank in a positive environment where each student can grow at his or her own individual speed and learn according to his or her needs. The classes include plenty of exercise and help develop each child’s strength and endurance. In addition to the physical aspect of the art, children learn that TaeKwonDo is a defensive martial art. The meaning and importance of the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do are emphasized: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Classes are 40-60 minutes.
Yellow Belt — Advanced Beginner
Green Belt — Intermediate
Blue Belt — Advanced Intermediate
Red Belt — Advanced
Red/Black belt: This portion of the Children’s program is based on the adult curriculum. These classes are the most popular and the most challenging programs at Flying Kick. Therefore, we spend a lot of time with our students, helping them learn advanced techniques and refine their abilities as they prepare to earn a black belt. We work with each student to help them set a goal, identify areas for improvement, and create a plan for success as they approach the black belt examination. Earning a black belt is a significant achievement that will have a positive impact on a student for the rest of his or her life. Black Belts have already achieved and learned much through their TaeKwonDo training, and are challenged with the most difficult curriculum. Classes are 50 minutes or longer.
A Recognized Curriculum
Our curriculum and our positive, professional mode of instruction is recognized by leading Washington, DC area private schools and by Montgomery County, Maryland schools where we offer after school programs. To find out more and learn which schools offer our after-school programs check out our after-school programs.