Every day we continue advancing in our understanding of the many ways in which children learn and develop. Young children are curious and active. Sometimes they have difficulty learning to control their bodies and behavior. They crave structure and thrive best in environments that are supportive, educational, and fun. At Helena ATA, our Tiger program is an essential way to enhance the growth and development of pre-school and kindergarten-aged children while providing them with a fun activity.
Designed specifically for children ages 4 through 7 years old, ATA Tigers utilizes the discipline of Songahm Taekwondo to instill a strong foundation in the education and development of life skills, such as a positive mental attitude, high goal setting, perseverance, and confidence. Along the way, we strive to teach the same values parents teach at home, like courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. This program is built to feel more relatable for Tiger students and provide strong visual cues to help them align their achievements and goals.
The rank and testing system used by the Tigers is slightly different than our other programs. Tigers can earn eight different animal belts representing a new rank: Tiger, Cheetah, Lion, Eagle, Phoenix, Dragon, Cobra, and Panther. Along with each belt rank, Tigers can earn a collectible patch to wear on their uniform. Tigers can also earn “victory stars” for achievements on the mat, at home, and in school that can be displayed on four different victory patches.
It is our mission at Helena ATA to help you raise confident, focused young leaders through the life-transforming experience that is martial arts. To learn more about ATA Tigers or sign your child up for the program, please contact us today!