Waterford TaeKwon-Do
4112 Walton Blvd. Waterford MI  48329  (248)673-CHOP (2467) 

Waterford TaeKwon-Do

Building Confidence

Lil' Dragon Wills

This program teaches more than just martial arts.  It teaches every student to be good citizens and to prepare them for life, or at least kindergarten.  It includes units in safety and life skills.  These help the students become well rounded and make our school unique, be developing the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.  If you look at this program as a triangle, safety skills, life skills and martial arts each form one leg.  


Each Lil' Dragon will: 


  • Learn to share
  • Develop self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of independence
  • Take turns
  • Stimulate curiosity
  • Develop speech and language
  • Promote physical strength
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Build fundamental motor skills
  • Increase awareness of body and space
  • Follow directions
  • Encourage socialization
  • Problem solve
  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Show self-control
  • Act respectfully


Lil' Dragons General Rules for Class

1.  Upon entering or leaving the Do Chang (school), students in Do Bock (uniforms) or in street clothes shall acknowledge the flags by bowing.  This will be done without exception.

2.  During the class, proper respect and discipline shall be maintained at all times.

          A.  When a student comes to class late, he or she should wait until he or she is recognized by the instructor, then approach, bow, and get permission to join class.

          B.  When a student must leave the mats during training, he or she should first receive permission from the instructor, unless other instructions were given at the start of class.

          C.  Students should reply with "yes", "no", or "Yes, Ma'am" or "no, ma'am".  The words yeh, yup, nope, etc. should never be used.

          D.  All instructors, assistant instructors, and black belts are to be addressed as Mr., Miss., Ms., or Mrs.  as the case may be, or Sir or Ma'am, respective of age.  Students are never to call the instructor by the first name,

          E.  No jewelry or chewing gum will be allowed in class.

          F.  No profanity is allowed in the Do Chang.

          G.  When entering the office of the Master Instructor, knock, bow, and then enter.

3.  There should be an absence of unnecessary noise in the school.  Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the class, but please refrain from talking on the sidelines.  Absolutely no interrupting of class by a parent will be allowed.  We need him or her to pay attention to the instructors not the parents.

4.  Great importance should be attached to salutation.  It is an integral part of TaeKwon-Do.  While training one should treat with esteem, and pay respect to one's instructors, senior members, and opponents.  One should not loose prudence, self-control, patience, or composition.  Before and after exercises or contests, the participants should turn around, adjust their Do Bocks (uniforms), and make a correct salutation to their opponents or instructors.

5.  While seated on the floor, students should keep proper posture conducive to good health.  Hands should be placed on the knees, the back should be straight, and legs should be crossed in front.

6.  Students should exercise care to keep their Do Bock (uniform) clean and pressed at all times.  It is important to give a good impression of our art, and a neat appearance is important in this respect.  A high degree of cleanliness should be maintained.  Fingernails and toenails should be clipped and kept short to prevent injury to others.

7.  In order to improve in skill, one must learn the basic motions and practice them constantly until they are perfected.  Concentration and hard work must also be expended to learn the various forms.  It should be remembered that all TaeKwon-Do techniques depend on basic motions and forms.  Learn them properly and apply them in your free-sparring.

8.  It is absolutely essential that students attend class regularly if they are to become proficient in TaeKwon-Do.  It is a fact that students who are not regular in class attendance show inferior techniques as well as lack of discipline.  As a result of this they become frustrated and attribute their lack of proficiency to the instructor, be he the master or another.  It is, therefore, advantageous to all students to attend class regularly.  The school wishes to fulfill its obligation to all its students, but must have the members' full cooperation.  Therefore it cannot be urged too strongly that students make every effort to avail themselves of the opportunity to train regularly.

9.  Failure to comply with the above stated rules could result in

     A.  Dismissal from class

     B. Period of probation

     C.  Loss of rank

     D.  Loss of rank and suspension

Discipline Guidelines

We will be using the "time out" method here at Waterford Tae Kwon Do.  The "time out" area is where children that need to regroup will go to think about what the proper behavior is.  The Lil' Dragon will have to sit in the "time out" chair.  The rule of thumb is one minute for every year of age.  However, the behavior will be taken into consideration, because a lesser problem may require a shorter time out.  The first time we have a problem with the child that is inappropriate behavior (shoving, spitting, biting, back talking, or hitting another child) they will be told to sit in a "time out".  The second time, they will be sent to the "time out" and asked if they would like to continue with class after their time out.  The child will be told that this is their last chance.  The third time we have to talk to them about a disruptive behavior, they will not be allowed to participate in the rest of the class.  The child will have to remove their belt and sit on the bench and watch the rest of the class.  I cannot have a child's behavior problems continue to interrupt other children's learning.  I want every Lil' Dragon to have fun and enjoy coming to TaeKwon-Do.  If the child's behavior continues to be a problem every class, we will have to discuss other consequences, such as loss of rank, and then removal from class.

Please make sure you go over these discipline guidelines with your child.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this matter.

Lil' Dragon Student Creed

I'm a Lil' Dragon,

Oh so strong.

Learning each day what's right and wrong.

During this class, I know I'll find

Honesty for the heart

And knowledge for my mind.

Dressed in purple, green and white

This class will teach me might for right!

Curriculum

Each Lil' Dragon will receive a sticker for every class they attend.  They will put the sticker up on the board next to their name.  Once they have 4 stickers by their name, they will receive a yellow tape stripe on their belt.  After they have received 8 stickers by their name, they will receive a green tape stripe on their belt.  After they have received 12 stickers by their name, they will receive a blue tape stripe on their belt.  After they have received 16 stickers by their name, they will receive a red tap stripe on their belt.  Once the Lil' Dragon has received all four tape stripes on their belt and they know the entire curriculum for testing they will test for their next color belt.

Testing Requirements:

WHITE BELT TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH ORANGE

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • 5 push ups on their knees
  • 5 jumping jacks - done properly
  • Know what respect is - being kind to others
  • Low block
  • Know definition of TaeKwon-Do - Feet, Hands, Knowledge
  • Must have turned in respect sheets 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Front hand jab
  • Proper way to make a fist
  • Fighting stance
  • Rear hand punch (reverse punch)
  • 4 punch combo (right, left, right, left)
  • Know what a kihap is - yell
  • Know why we kihap - to scare someone or to draw attention, or for confidence
  • Front kick (front foot and rear foot)
  • Know what part of the foot a front kick hits with - ball
  • First 4 moves of Saju with only low block

WHITE BELT WITH ORANGE TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH GOLD

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Mist have turned in memory sheets 1, 2 & 3
  • 10 push ups on their knees
  • Side kick (front leg and back leg)
  • Walking stance
  • High block
  • 2 kick combo (front kick then side kick)
  • Know right from left
  • 10 jumping jacks - proper way
  • Right elbow strike
  • First 8 moves of Saju - with low block and high block
  • Know where the kihaps are in Saju - #8 & #16
  • Must have purchased safety gear $87.00
  • Kicks back and forth


WHITE BELT WITH GOLD TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH PURPLE

(Testing fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Side Chop
  • 5 push ups on toes
  • Must have turned in Discipline Sheets 1, 2 & 3
  • Execute kicks back and forth
  • Palm strike
  • Count to at least 5 in Korean
  • Know what the Korean flag is called - Tae Kook
  • Know what the bars on the Korean Flag are called - Gye bars
  • Double elbow strike (right, left)
  • Know 12 moves of Saju - with low block, high block, and side chop


WHITE BELT WITH PURPLE TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH BLACK

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Side block
  • 10 push ups on toes
  • Count to at least 10 in Korean
  • Must have turned in balance sheets 1 & 2
  • Turning kick
  • Know student creed
  • Know what part of the foot all kick hits with - front (ball), side (heel), turning (top)
  • Know how to do a sitting stance punch
  • Know all 16 moves of Saju - with low block, high block, side block and side chop
  • Know where the kihaps are in Saju - #8 & #16


WHITE BELT WITH BLACK TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH GREEN

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Must have turned in anti drug sheets 1, 2 & 3
  • Blocking exercises using all blocks
  • Punch, kick combinations
  • Hammer fist
  • 20 jumping jacks - the proper way
  • Know first 4 moves of Chon-ji pattern
  • Know what courtesy is - be nice, be polite
  • Must be able to do at least 15 jump rope jumps in 1 minute


WHITE BELT WITH GREEN TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH BLUE

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Count to at least 15 in Korean
  • Knee strikes
  • Must have turned in fire safety sheets 1, 2 & 3
  • Shuffle side kick
  • Know ingredients of TaeKwon Do - spirit, balance, focus, speed, power
  • Know first 8 moves of Chon-Ji pattern


WHITE BELT WITH BLUE TESTING FOR WHITE BELT WITH RED

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Jump front kick (right and left leg)
  • Count to at least 20 in Korean
  • Must have turned in traffic sheets 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Know first half of Chon-Ji meaning - Chon-Ji means literally the Heaven and the Earth.  It is in the orient interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history
  • Know first 12 moves of Chon-Ji


WHITE BELT WITH RED TESTING FOR YELLOW BELT

(Testing Fee - $20.00)

Lil' Dragon must have a red stripe on their belt (16 stickers by their name on the board) and must also know or be able to do the following:


  • Everything from previous testing
  • Defense techniques (block and counter back)
  • Must have turned in exercise sheets 1, 2 & 3
  • Know all of Chon-Ji pattern meaning - Chon-Ji means literally the Heaven and the Earth.  It is in the orient interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history.  Therefore this is the initial pattern played by the beginner.  This pattern consists of two similar parts, one to represent the heaven, and the other the earth.
  • Know where the Kihaps are in Chon-Ji pattern - #17 & #19
  • Know all 19 moves of Chon-Ji pattern
  • Defend against an adult trying to attack them - at least try


Yellow Belt

 Once the student has achieved a yellow belt in the Lil' Dragon program, he or she will then move up into the Advance TaeKwon-Do Program at Waterford TaeKwon-Do.

The children may attend any of the classes, as many times a week as they would like.  We recommend at least two times a week.  The students will still need to know the entire curriculum from the Lil' Dragons program plus they will now have new patterns and new challenges in our TaeKwon-Do program.