Lil’ Dragons – The OSTMA Lil’ Dragons is a specially designed program for children aged for 4 & 5 year old children. Sessions offer a fun-filled introduction to martial arts and have a large emphasis on life and safety skills whilst demonstrating that fitness is fun.
The safety skills include topics such as:
• Stranger awareness
• Fire Safety
• Anti Bully
• First aid
• Home safety
• Traffic safety
The Life skills include topics such as:
• Discipline & Self- Discipline
• Health and the Human Body Functions
These skills help the students become well rounded by promoting the child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.
The martial arts taught in the sessions work as an engaging and exciting vehicle for teaching the above skills whilst laying a foundation should your child progress to our sessions for older children. Our primary objective is to get the students involved, giving 100% effort and most of all having a great time.
What to expect: At this age children react individually to a class environment, some with lots of excitement, some with a few nerves and some with lower levels of confidence. We know from experience to get the best results from your child it is favourable not to have parents in the room. However, we work with you through the first few lessons so we can get to this stage in a matter that supports your child’s personal feelings and emotions. This might mean you dropping them off and them running excitedly to join-in by themselves or you staying and joining in for a few sessions to build their confidence.
Child Safety Programmes (incorporated in all children’s martial arts programmes OSTMA offer) – Teach your child to spot and avoid danger
Stranger awareness: While we wish it were not even a factor, we do live in a world full of undesirable people and dangers! At OSTMA we will teach your child to spot and avoid these dangers. Our unique stranger awareness programme is incorporated within our syllabus. At the very early stages of each child's learning with us they will be educated on what to do in the circumstance of being approached. They will also understand safer strangers and safe zones .
Bully Proof - Also incorporated within our syllabus, children at an early age will be educated on how to bully proof themselves. Backed by schools our system teaches children the key steps to dealing with this terrible problem.
These invaluable skills will not only increase confidence themselves but may even save their lives and the best bit of all is that your child will have FUN while they learn these important skills.