Ages 4-6 - The Tiny Tiger program was developed specifically for preschool and early school children. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with the Karate for Kids program, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system.
kARATE fOR kIDS
Ages 7-12 There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based in traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as goals, perseverance, self-control, confidence, respect, integrity, self-esteem, and dedication.
Adult Martial Arts
Ages 13 & UP - In Songahm Taekwondo, your instructor is not interested in just teaching self-defense, but also in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to process quickly and confidently toward their personal goals. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Kama Jiu-Jitsu History:
Brazilian jiu-jitsu - is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family. Dave Kama was a student of Rickson Gracie's and one of the first to receive the honor of Black Belt in the US from Rickson Gracie. Professor Rryan Young trained under Professor Dave Kama and received his Black from Dave Kama (Laguna Nigel California) and has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years.