Little Dragons Curriculum

Our Little Dragons Curriculum is designed for our youngest students. It covers the white belt material and some of the yellow belt material from our Taekwondo program intertwined with additional character values. Little Dragons have the chance to earn 7 belts in the program. At the end of the program, when a student is 6 years old or older, he can matriculate into the Family Taekwondo program at White Belt, High White Belt, or Yellow Belt depending on achievement in Little Dragons.

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Little Dragons Creed

(A shortened version of our regular Student Creed.)

  1. I will be positive.
  2. I will be disciplined.
  3. I will be helpful.
  4. I will do my best!

White Belt (Little Dragons) – 10th Gup

Stances

  • Attention Stance – Charriot Jasae
  • Ready Stance – Junbee Jasae
  • Front Stance – Ahp Goobee Jasae

Hand Techniques

  • Low Block
  • High Block
  • X-Block

Forms

  • Ten Step Number One (With Instructor)

Kicks

  • Lift Front Kick
  • Front Snap Kick

Falling

  • Back fall from sitting

Self Defense

  • Attack: Overhead Strike
    Defense: Same side foot steps to the side while both hands come up in X-block with same side hand nearest to the opponent. After blocking, opposite side hand rotates and grabs opponents wrist pulling to hip. Same side hand punches. Opposite hand can optionally release and punch.
    Source: Ten Step Number One (1-5)

Arnis

  • Control Strikes (1 and 2)
  • Support Blocks (1 and 2)

Breaking

  • Front Snap Kick

Knowledge

1. Terminology

Counting Numbers

  • Hana – One                         
  • Dul – Two
  • Set – Three
  • Net – Four
  • Dasot – Five
  • Yasot – Six
  • Ilgub – Seven
  • Yodol – Eight
  • Ahob – Nine
  • Yol – Ten

White Belt with Yellow Stripe – 10th Gup 1st Degree

Stances

  • Sparring Stance – Kyorugi Jasae

Hand Techniques

  • Outside Block

Forms

  • Ten Step Number One (Without Instructor)

Kicks

  • Side Kick

Falling

  • Side fall from sitting

Self Defense

  • Attack: Same Side Wrist Grab
    Defense: Chop and Pop. Same side foot steps forward while same side hand rotates inward and upward turning the thumb of the opponent’s hand upward. Opposite hand strikes downward on the inside of the opponent’s wrist to release. Same side hand continues its upward motion striking to the back of the opponent’s nose or eye socket.
    Source: Outside Block

Arnis

  • Control Strikes (1-4)
  • Support Blocks (1-4)

Sparring

  • Shield Sparring

Breaking

  • Side Kick

White Belt with Green Stripe – 10th Gup 2nd Degree

Forms

  • Basic Form 1 – Steps 1-8 with Instructor

Kicks

  • Round House Kick

Falling

  • Front fall from kneeling.

Self Defense

  • Attack: Punch
    Defense: Palm Parry. Hold hands up in a defensive posture. Twist your body and use your palm to deflect the punch before it hits.

Arnis

  • Control Strikes (1-5)
  • Support Blocks (1-5)

Sparring

  • Shield Sparring

Breaking

  • Hammerfist Strike

White Belt with Blue Stripe – 10th Gup 3rd Degree

Forms

  • Basic Form 1 – Steps 1-16 with Instructor

Hand Techniques

  • Inside Block

Kicks

  • Front leg vs. Rear Leg Kicks
    • Front Kick
    • Side Kick
    • Round House Kick

Self Defense

  • Attack: Two Hand Push
    Defense: The Frankenstein Defense. Push hands together crossing arms. Let go of hand that is underneath. Continue pushing on top hand.

Breaking

  • Axe Kick

White Belt with Red Stripe – 10th Gup 4th Degree

Stances

  • Back Stance – Duit Goobee Jasae

Forms

  • Basic Form 1 – Steps 1-16

Hand Techniques

  • One Knife Hand Low Block
  • One Knife Hand Outside Block

Self Defense

  • Attack: Punch
    Defense: Palm Parry to Low Block. Same side hand parries punch on the outside top of the arm guiding the opponent’s hand downward in a circular motion to the outside of the body. Opposite side hand punches. Depending on distance, step forward with the punch. These moves come directly from the low block and punch motions of Basic Form 1.

White Belt with Black Stripe – 9th Gup

Forms

  • 10 Step 2

Self Defense

  • Attack: Same Side Wrist Grab
    Same side foot steps forward and to the outside while same side elbow moves forward and over opponent’s elbow breaking the grip on the wrist. Once released, same side hand performs knife hand strike to the opponent’s neck.
    These moves map directly to the one knife hand outside block learned at the previous belt.

Yellow Belt (Little Dragons) – 8th Gup

At yellow belt, students in Little Dragons will begin to match the Family Taekwondo class curriculum. Yellow belt curriculum can be found here.