Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts Program
The Big Dolphins Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts Program
Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts program at Caringbah Taekwondo is called ‘Big Dolphins’.
The Big Dolphins program is best decribed as being a personal development program for kids who are aged between 7-10 years old and live in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s South.
Shire Martial Arts was founded by Master Gary Simmons over 20 years ago and his Sutherland Shire kids Martial Arts program is one of the most successful programs that he has created for his Caringbah Taekwondo centre. This link leads to a video where Master Gary Simmons describes exactly how the Big Dolphins kids program works. Big Dolphins Movie
The Big Dolphins program is heavily based on mentorship. Older students in our STORM employment program play a big part in all of our Sutherland Shire Martial Arts programs because most of the STORM team are former Little Dolphins as well as Big Dolphins themselves so they naturally make great role models for our 7-10 year olds. There is more information about our SWAT and STORM teams with this link.
The Big Dolphins program is a competency based program. It works like this. For each belt in the Big Dolphins program there are three competencies including kicking, technical as well as self defence/sparring. Each month the Big Dolphins have three weeks of skills training and one week of testing which we call tip test week. Once a Big Dolphin has completed and passed all three competencies they move up to their next belt at our Belt Graduation ceremony where each child does a board break. The Shire Martial Arts Belt Graduations are SO excititng – for the students and their parents.
There is more information about our training techniques, competencies and Belt Graduations in our Shire Martial Arts kids programs here: http://www.shiremartialarts.com.au/kids.html
Also, check out the Big Dolphins video on this post (above) and see how our junior assistants help to mentor our young 7- 10 year old Big Dolphins at our Sutherland Shire Taekwondo achool (which by the way was aka Taekwondo Cronulla) which is located on the border of Taren Point and Caringbah.
Also, as mentioned above Master Gary Simmons is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Sutherland Shire kids Martial Arts classes and in 2015 the Big Dolphins program has never been stronger.
To find out more about Shire Martial Arts please have a look at our website http://www.shiremartialarts.com.au