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Re: start taekwando at what age???

Post by fxchow » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:13 pm

vlim wrote:Hi I would like to find out what is the good age for girl to start learning taekwando as I have heard they might get 'blue-black' on legs during training.. :?
Hi,

I also wonder to know as my girl (12 yrs) asked me to let her join taekwando also. :idea:

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Re: start taekwando at what age???

Post by vlim » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:15 pm

fxchow wrote:
vlim wrote:Hi I would like to find out what is the good age for girl to start learning taekwando as I have heard they might get 'blue-black' on legs during training.. :?
Hi,

I also wonder to know as my girl (12 yrs) asked me to let her join taekwando also. :idea:
i think 12 yrs old shd be ok. I have niece who joined it at age of 9 and 10

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Post by buds » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:54 pm

Community Centre i went to said official
entry age is 7 years old. In Primary schs
that offer taekwondo as CCA, the students
can take from P1. More to running training
and exercise regime for P1 i find.. My DD2
being a tom boy is quite interested.. So we
will see how. She can already do karate
without the proper training.. :P

Lets see if she needs to add taekwondo to
what she is already capable of doing now. :|

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Post by titank » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:14 pm

buds wrote:Community Centre i went to said official
entry age is 7 years old. In Primary schs
that offer taekwondo as CCA, the students
can take from P1. More to running training
and exercise regime for P1 i find.. My DD2
being a tom boy is quite interested.. So we
will see how. She can already do karate
without the proper training.. :P

Lets see if she needs to add taekwondo to
what she is already capable of doing now. :|
Can Age 4 able to take TKD? SHould try the Community Centre or those serious TKD school?

By the way, Aikido & Karate similar to TKD?

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Post by heutistmeintag » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:08 am

Mummies, you can get more info here http://www.stf.sg/

My children (1 boy & 1 girl) started learning TKD at 9/10 yrs old and there are some children in their group who started at 4-5 yrs old. Some are there for the fun, some to learn some strokes for self-defence and some gradually progress into competitive sparring.

For beginner sparring, you do not get blue black that easily because (most) children do not know how to "focus" their strength or execute the right kicks. They are also required to wear protective arm and calf guards. For competitive sparring, they will usually know how to block kicks and they will also be required to wear additional gears for their upper torso, head and mouth.

However as in any other sports, there are bound to be accidents although the earlier TKD incident could have been avoided. Parents must be mentally prepared for it. My kids have been mildly injured before and I think there's a lesson learnt for them for every injury suffered. :sweat:


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Post by mrswongtuition » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:40 am

The coach at the RC near my place told me 5yo is the minimum age he accepts.

Apparently for silat, can start at 3yo.

For girls, I think starting anytime from 6-7yo onwards would be good. Let them learn for self-defence.

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Post by Full.Cream » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:55 am

think most kid level martial art grp are not into competitive contact sparring until they are much older.

My kid's karate club takes in 4~5 yo AFAIK.

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Post by mummy of 2 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:58 am

Those of you who wish to start your kids younger than 5 years old can consider this Korean academy.

http://www.tkd.com.sg/

Brought DS1 (3+) to a trial class and find their facilities and coaches quite good. Too bad DS1 did not want to sign up for lessons. The fees are quite reasonable too for 2x weekly. The people there are quite friendly and it's easy to arrange a free trial class.

p/s mummies - The male coach is very good-looking. Looks like Korean star :D

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Post by buds » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:02 pm

Wuah seh.. then must go liao. :love:

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Post by mummy of 2 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:30 pm

Haha the coach mentioned to me that he also conducts classes for adults and he has many female students. I was thinking of cos lar, with your looks :lol:

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