Info for parents
Learning a martial art is a great way for kids to build confidence about themselves and their body, to improve their coordination, and to develop self-discipline. Our classes are fun and engaging without the stiff formality you might think of when imagining a traditional martial art.
What do we teach?
We teach a style called Hapkido, which comes from Korea. The kids syallbus is modified to avoid any overly dangerous techniques and focuses on skills that even smaller bodies can master.
How do I sign-up my child?
Come along to a kids class with your child, try it out, and the instructor will provide you with an application form for regular membership.
When & where are the classes?
Our kids classes are held on Saturday afternoons during the school term:
- 1:30pm - 2:15pm for ages 6-8
- 2:15pm - 3:15pm for ages 9 upwards
Clases are held at at Kowhai Intermediate School hall (see map)
How much does the class cost?
We now charge on a term-by-term basis, though we allow people to pay weekly if they wish. Each term (corresponding with school terms) costs $90, or you can pay $10 per lesson. Please pay by online banking.
When will my child get their first colour belt?
We do 2 gradings per year, about six months apart. Inbetween these test, we give kids 'stripes' on their belt to show their progress. We do not charge any additional fees for gradings.
How do I get a uniform?
Free Kids Trial Class
Please feel welcome to come along and join a class at no charge.
Introduce yourself & your child
Visit a class
Bring your child along wearing light training gear like a t-shirt & shorts or trackpants. Arrive a few minutes early.
Prepare to give it a go
An instructor will be there to guide your child through your first techniques.
If your child decides you want to train regularly, we'll then email you a link to sign-up.
Pay for 1 term, get a free uniform!
Discuss this offer with us at your free trial class, and we'll put a uniform on order for when your child starts their membership. The uniforms are valued at $50, and a 1 term membership will cost you only $90.