Introducing the PK Dragon SKILLZ Program!
Martial arts training that targets the students stage of development in a manner that keeps them entertained while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. Our classes are fast-paced, fun filled, educational, and motivational. Three to four year olds love physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers.
By understanding the stages of development of 3 & 4 year olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the PK Dragon SKILLZ Program:
How We Work-
- We cover one skill per class in order.
- In each class, we run a warm-up; deliver a mat chat about the skill; run two or three skill-building drills; have them demonstrate the skill to earn their skill-stripe.
- They must earn all 8 skill-stripes in order to graduate to the next belt level.
- Once they earn their next belt they will continue to run through all 8 skills earning their skill-stripes with more challenging curriculum as they advance to each rank.
- They graduate to the Basic SKILLZ program after they have successfully completed all 9 belt ranks of the PK Dragon SKILLZ. Program.
Dragon SKILLZ Explained- Progression Goals for White Belt
- KICKING: Front kicking in the air, alternating legs. They must be able to execute ten kicks in a row alternating legs in order to pass.
- PUNCHING: Straight punching in the air, alternating arms. They must be able to execute ten punches in a row alternating arms in order to pass.
- BLOCKING: High blocking in the air, alternating arms. They must be able to execute ten high blocks in a row alternating arms in order to pass.
- CRAWLING: Bear crawling across the mat. They must be able to bear crawl up and down the floor without their knees or elbows touching the mat in order to pass.
- HOPPING: Hopping down the floor with both feet. They must be able to hop down the mat with both feet together, and without falling, five times in a row in order to pass.
- ROLLING: Rolling a ball down the floor. They must be able to roll a ball down the floor while alternating hands, and keeping at least one hand on the ball at all times, in order to pass.
- RUNNING: Running down the floor. They must be able to run down the floor as fast as possible without falling in order to pass.
- CATCHING: Catching a ball thrown underhand from one step away. They must be able to catch a ball five times in a row in order to pass.