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Lil'Dragons

Lil'Dragons Children's Martial Arts

Welcome to Lil'Dragons, our specialist martial arts classes for children aged 4-7. If you child has ever dreamed of being Kung Fu Panda and if you want your child to develop co-ordination, confidence and cooperation all while having fun then our Lil'Dragons Children's Martial Arts are a perfect!

  

Lil'Dragon's Class Times

Monday 5:00pm- 5:45pm         Lil'Dragon's Children’s Martial Arts / All Abilities / ages 4-7   Wimbledon

Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:00pm  Lil'Dragon's Children’s Martial Arts / All Abilities / ages 4-7   Wimbledon

Friday 5:15pm – 6:00pm          Lil'Dragon's Children’s Martial Arts / All Abilities / ages 4-7   Wimbledon

Saturday 9:00am – 9:45am      Lil'Dragon's Children’s Martial Arts / All Abilities / ages 4-7   Full - Waiting List Applies

"Great for my 4 year old who loves going to Little Dragons. You can see he listens better after going to class and loves learning. He calls the class his "kung fu Panda" class."

H. Vishjager, Parent of a Lil'Dragon.


About Lil'Dragon's Classes & Children's Martial Arts

Lil'Dragon's teaches more than martial arts. It teaches children to be good citizens and to prepares them for life, or at least school. It includes units on safety and life skills. These help the students become well rounded by developing the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.

The Martial Arts element is non-contact for this age group, but there is still lots of pad-work using specially 
designed soft pads so that they can kick and punch and learn to co-ordinate their left from right and develop their motor skills.

Alongside the physical aspect of the class there is also circle time in which the children engage in a particular topic over a period of six weeks and revolves around an essential life skill which are described in our typical class below...

A Typical Lil'Dragon's Class

Entering a Lil'Dragon's Class for the first time is very exciting, firstly your child is introduced to 'Sir' or 'Miss' who will be their instructor for the class. Then it's shoes and socks off and straight onto the protective mats where the instructor will buddy up your child with regular members of the class of a similar age so that they can instantly feel comfortable. 

We respect of course that for the first class parents will want to stay and watch their child and seating is provided but we do strongly emphasise to try and be very much in the background as our experience is that without their parents children concentrate much better!

Warm-up exercises begin after paying 'respects to the dojo' and reciting the Lil'Dragon's creed. All Lil'Dragon's must learn the words and actions for this and it is a great way to help them get into the correct mindset for the techniques to follow.

At this level, children are expected to learn basic blocks, punches and kicks all of which are done on soft pads, never on each other! and it is instilled from day one that what they are learning is a sport, and not something to be used in the playground. Like lots of Martial Arts clubs there is also the opportunity to grade and be given a coloured belt as you progress through the techniques. Grading happens approximately every 4 months and is part of the lesson plan and although it is optional we encourage all children to give it a go as it is a great way to see how your child's skills are progressing.

Children's Martial Arts Classes can be very noisy, and we encourage it! That's because the noise should come from them all sounding their 'keei' a noise that is made when they conduct any technique. This shows commitment to the technique and you will be surprised how at first many children may be a bit shy to do this but a few weeks their confidence has already grown enough to be fully engaged.

Another important and we think unique aspect of our Lil'Dragon's Classes is Circle Time. Every other week children are given homework on a particular topic and their circle time activities and homework all go towards a simple summary or test where they can earn a badge to sew on their uniform, very much like Cubs or Beavers.

Topics Include: 

Life Skills:

  • Balance
  • Co-operation
  • Co-ordination
  • Discipline
  • Exercise
  • Listening
  • Memory
  • Respect
  • Nutrition

Safety Topics:

  • Fire safety
  • First aid
  • Health
  • Holiday safety
  • Home safety
  • Stranger awareness
  • Traffic safety
  • Weather
  • Bully buster


The aim of these topics is to help your child with the following:

  • Develop self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of independence
  • Take turns
  • Stimulate curiosity
  • Develop speech & language
  • Promote physical strength
  • Promote co-ordination and stamina
  • Develop a love of learning

 

  • Build fundamental motor skills
  • Increases awareness of body and space
  • Follow directions
  • Problem solve
  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Encourage socialisation
  • Show self-control
  • Act respectfully

 

We are very proud of the fact that many of our parents report an increased level of attention at school and a vast improvement in their child's ability to focus on tasks and in their general confidence. As such many children become longstanding members moving from Lil'Dragons into our KidZone Classes to continue their training.

Lil'Dragons Class: Pricing

Trial Classes for Children are FREE.

There is no need to book a trail class but a courtesy call to know that you intend participating in a class is appreciated so that you don't interrupt a grading class.

If your child would like to then become a member our sign up process and costs are as follows:

Uniform is £30

Annual Membership, which includes insurance and martial arts license is £50 for the first year (£40 thereafter)

Class fees are:
£45 per month for one class per week.
£65 per month for two classes per week.

Our fees include all grading, badges and belt costs. There are no hidden or extra fees for grading.

Siblings and Family Discounts are also available.

Please note if you join mid-month and have already taken advantage of our free trial class offer then classes will be charged at £15 per class.