The Wootton Bassett Little PUMAs’ programme is a revolutionary new way of teaching 4-6 year olds, using martial arts as a training platform. It has been designed to stimulate and engage the children, helping them to learn whilst having FUN!
In today’s lifestyle children generally spend a lot of time being sedentary – watching television and playing computer games is fine in small amounts, but research has shown that when children exercise it has a significant benefit to their health later in life. Our classes encourage the children to get fit, through races, games and activities. They particularly like to race the instructors – and they usually win!
The Little PUMAs programme uses the principles of Respect, Discipline, Courtesy and Confidence to teach important life skills through a theme based syllabus. We use themes because teaching martial arts and Taekwondo to children should be delivered differently to adult and junior teaching of martial arts.
The themes include:
• Stranger danger/emergency skills
Through these themes we can supplement the teachings of parents and schools to help make the children more focused and aware of their environment. The students and the parents will be able to see the benefits very quickly, and the improvements will continue to come as the child builds on their experiences.
At Movewell Taekwondo in Royal Wootton Bassett we hold two Little PUMAs’ classes each week. Our Little PUMA catchment includes Royal Wootton Bassett, West Swindon), Bradenstoke, Broad Hinton, Clyffe Pypard, Calne, Brinkworth, Lyneham and Lydiard Millicent. Our full catchment area is given under the About pages.
For more information contact Mr Nick Evans, 4th Degree Black Belt.