Children’s Home Rules

As a student of Tae Kwon Do, I must live up to the following rules of behavior. These rules are an important part of my Tae Kwon Do training. I understand that I will be tested on how well I live up to the rules of conduct listed below and that failure to follow these rules could result in my not advancing in rank in Tae Kwon Do.

Children’s Home Rules

  1. Children shall greet their parents when they enter the house and say good-bye when they leave.
  2. Children will at all times be respectful to their parents and grandparents.
  3. Children will at all times be truthful.
  4. Children will strive for a good relationship with their brothers and sisters.
  5. Children will willingly help with the household chores.
  6. Children shall report to parents that they have completed assigned tasks.
  7. Children shall be responsible for the upkeep and neatness of their own room.
  8. Children will practice daily cleanliness in the matter of hair, teeth and body.
  9. Children shall abide by their parent’s decisions.
  10. Children shall not interrupt adult conversations.
  11. Children shall refrain from rowdy behavior at home.
  12. Children shall possess an active mind, body and spirit.
  13. Children will diligently study their schoolwork at home and at school.
  14. Children will at all times be respectful of their school, teachers and peers.
  15. Children shall always finish what they have already started.

Note: 
Children who do not obey their parents may be subject to reduction in their martial art rank by the Master Instructor.

2 responses to Children’s Home Rules

  1. What do you do with a child who has limited endurance and strength when he begins taking lessons?

  2. Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for your question! I’m glad you asked about how to help kids with limited strength and endurance. The natural progression of training will obviously build endurance and strength. We are used to working with kids as young as 4 years old who are lacking the developmental skills to do a number of seemingly basic things like situps and pushups. Therefore, we look for ways to simplify and isolate the exercise to focus on the target muscles.

    For example, rather than doing pushups which most kids under 10 cannot do properly, we have them kneel on the floor with their hands out in front of them and let them fall to the floor and bounce themselves back up. It’s practical self-defense to avoid getting hurt when falling forward. It allows even the weakest of kids to participate, and it builds the same muscles as push ups. As they get better, we emphasize the alignment and keeping the back straight.

    Almost any technique or skill can be (and has been) broken down by an instructor into manageable pieces. Some kids hold onto a railing while learning kicks so that they don’t have to worry about falling and can just focus on lifting the leg and kicking.

    I hope this answers your question in part. I’m not sure how severe the situation is you’re thinking of, but we’ve worked with children with cerebral palsy and adults who have suffered strokes. The beautiful thing about Taekwon-Do is it is an iterative process where the only competition is with yourself.

    Please contact us if you would like us to meet someone and do a free introductory lesson to assess how our classes may be a good fit for their fitness goals!

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