Martial Arts for Youth are Junior Martial Arts classes for ages 6 through 13. This allows our instructors to teach age specific drills while allowing kids to progress and enjoy themselves.
Youth really love to participate in this highly energetic, fun, and functional activity. More importantly youth at Mark Johnson's TaeKwonDo engage in the activities that help improve their cognitive, social, and motor skills during the most important developmental stages of their lives. Mark Johnson's TaeKwonDo is a perfect activity that blends the advantages of both art and athletics. Better yet, TaeKownDo provides participants with an equal opportunity to advance their skills since no one ever “sits the bench”.
Mark Johnson's TaeKwonDo Academy believes in developing the leaders of tomorrow by giving participants the training to learn self-discipline, better focus, listening skills and self-control. These elements are essential in creating the skills and motivation needed to experience success in later years and better grades now. We also believe in creating a strong sense of commitment to community through citizenship and service. TaeKwonDo for youth is built on the solid principles of our tenets: Honor, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Courage, Community, Strength, Humility and Knowledge.
Taekwondo helps build confidence, self-esteem, and self-defense skills. Our philosophy and training techniques teach students how to successfully adapt and react to various social environments including the unexpected ones. In fact, the University of West Florida Education Department validated through research that our Taekwondo training enhances social and emotional intelligence. In addition to enhancing social skills, martial arts for youth teaches children how to properly protect themselves from threatening situations such as schoolyard bullying. Our program also addresses safety behaviors when confronted by a stranger.