The Shire Martial Arts Big Dolphin’s program is a 7-10 yr old age specific curriculum. Unlike the younger Little Dolphin’s, who have an attendance based curriculum with their own special belt system, the Shire Martial Arts Big Dolphin’s are actually beginning their journey to being a Black Belt.
Here’s how we teach kids about:
The ability to learn
Developing self esteem and
Creating a desire for achievement
At the end of class each student receives a black attendance stripe on one side of their belt.
When they have accumulated a sufficient amount, they undergo a ‘Tip Test’ each month where they must demonstrate the skills covered in their syllabus.
As well as this, Big Dolphins are required to demonstrate that they have good behavior and attitude at home and at school.
Once all of this is checked out by our Shire Martial Arts systems, the student then moves up to the next coloured Big Dolphin belt. This helps kids see the benefits in trying their best.
After this, the process is repeated with the skills becoming slightly more challenging each time.
Eventually, Big Dolphins will graduate into our junior black belt program.