We refer to this program as our early years Martial Arts Program which has been specifically designed for children 4 and 5 years of age. Children within this age group benefit from our Tiger Rock curriculum which develops both sides of the body with symmetrical movements. When learning takes place in this balanced manner, both hemispheres of the brain are encouraged to develop simultaneously. Our Cubs learn to focus their attention, increase their confidence, and improve their coordination. They also have lots of fun!
The early development that occurs for children between the ages of 4-5 is crucial for building physical, social, and cognitive abilities. The Tiger-Rock Tiger-Cubs™ training program aids in this development through play-based action scenarios, staged physical challenges, and cognitive development drills. Students strengthen their ability to process instructions, focus on objectives, and interact amongst peers inside an energetic and fun martial arts based experience. The main emphasis of the Tiger-Rock Cubs program is to provide the instruction, structure, and environment to enhance the development of children between the ages of 4 & 5. This specialized program is focused on the particular needs of this age including physical maturation, coordination, social skills, self concept, attention span, mental acuity, safety awareness, and self discipline. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts instructors are extremely gentle and patient with participants. Positive feedback, gentle motivation, and encouragement are the principles of instruction.
Whether it is learning to block, to be more aware of strangers or learning about leadership, our students win the day through play-based action scenarios, staged physical challenges and cognitive development drills.
After students graduate from the Tiger Cubs program they are eligible to enroll in the traditional programs for juniors. They also have the honor of earning a special tiger cub graduate rank/belt.