We start new students quarterly in our Trial Session. The Trial Session is two weeks in length with 5 classes total.
What age can children begin classes?
The general answer is 5 years old, but some kids are ready later and some a little earlier. This is one reason we require a one on one meeting with the future student with Mrs. Yoo. We can generally gauge the readiness by having conversations with the children. We are looking for conversational ability, eye contact, listening skills, etc. If they are ok with most of these things then they are ready to listen and we can teach them. We are all individuals and ready at our own time.
Trial Classes: The first class is held on a Saturday morning and is only for students whose first day it is with us. This gives us an opportunity to go over new techniques slowly in a comfortable environment. For the next two weeks after the initial class new students attend two curriculum classes, their choice of time either Monday/Wednesday at 4:55 or Tuesday/Thursday @ 6:35. During those two weeks, they are taught several stances, kicks, begin to understand the format of class and the expectations of Master Yoo.
At the completion of the Trial Session students can earn their White Belt by demonstrating respect and courtesy during class as well as learning the first 3 Home Rules and trying their best!
We limit the number of new students each month ensuring that our classes do not become over crowded. So if the current quarter is full, we do begin registering students for the next quarter. So if you are interested it is best to get yourself registered as soon as possible. We do require a one-on-one meeting with Mrs. Yoo prior to registering. We like to have the opportunity to talk with the future students, explain class structure and expectations; this is also an opportunity for them to ask questions about Taekwondo and classes. Starting something new like Taekwondo can sometimes be a bit intimidating and usually this meeting can help put the future student at ease. This meeting can be scheduled by emailing Mrs.Yoo@wtmatkd.com or calling the office at 425-357-0357.