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Little Dragons - Fun With Martial Arts

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Ma'am/ Sra. Lopez
Average rating:
4.9
Number of reviews:
(122)
A fun and playful introduction to martial arts.

Class Experience

  • Each Class: Each class will begin with a traditional greeting, jumping jacks, stretching and core work. Stretches include butterfly stretches (during which the students will guide us on an imaginary journey and core work will consist of bicycles drills (where we will go on another imaginary journey). We will then review the previous lesson and dive into that day’s lesson. Each class will conclude with a 15 count – a series of positions and moves the students will become familiar with as we progress through the classes. Students are not only encouraged to replicate each move, but also accompany each move with a “kia,” count out loud and respond to instruction with a loud “yes, Ma’am.” During each class, we will count (1-10) in Korean. We encourage the students to repeat after the instructor so that they can commit the numbers to memory. Week 1: Respect • Introduction to instructor and her assistant, Kia. • Discussion regarding the rules of Martial Arts - It is not okay to punch and kick others - When it is appropriate to practice the moves, we are learning - How martial artists conduct themselves in other aspects of their lives • Kia tells the story about respect • How to make a proper fist using a 3 count (students will count with the instructor) • Balance game • Listening game which will enforce the three basic attention stances of Tae Kwon Do • 15 count and a virtual high fives Week 2: Focus • Traditional greeting, jumping jacks, stretching and core work • Review previous lesson • Balance game • Listening game • Introduction of new moves. Each move will be given a unique, age appropriate name to help the students understand the mechanics behind the moves and keep students engaged. - Blocks: Upper block, inside block and inside block - Kicks: front snap kick • Kia shares a story of Concentration • 15 count and a virtual high fives Week 3: Confidence • Traditional greeting, jumping jacks, stretching and core work • Review lessons from weeks one and two • Practice different combinations to enforce moves learned in weeks one and two • Review games to gauge students’ progress • Introductions of new moves - Blocks: double block, down block - Strikes: palm strikes - Kicks: Round house kick • Kia shares a story of confidence • 15 count and a virtual high fives Week 4: Courage • Traditional greeting, jumping jacks, stretching and core work • Kia will share a story of courage • Review lessons from weeks one, two and three • Introductions of new moves o Stance: cat stance o Strikes: knife hand o Kicks: axe kick • Review games to gauge students’ progress and retention • Discussion regarding students’ progress after four weeks of instruction • 15 count and a virtual high fives

I am a 4th degree black belt and Tae Kwon Do. 

For the last 22 years, I have had the honor and privilege to work with children passing on this ancient art.  Whether it has been within a county’s educational system, a summer camp, a private group or my own studio, I enjoy being able to teach children something new and watch their confidence build as they learn. I have experience working with typical as well as special needs children. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined April, 2020
4.9
122reviews
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I have been a teacher for the past 30 years, working in the my local school system, as well as in Outschool for two years. It is my pleasure to help students learn my native language. I am fluent in Spanish.  I am also a product of a full... 
Group Class

$72

for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
30 min

Completed by 81 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-6
5-7 learners per class

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