Quantum’s youth program is designed to provide an atmosphere for developing physical as well as mental and spiritual strength without competition. We provide programs for kids ages 10 – 16.
What are the benefits of the martial arts?
In addition to self-defense, there are many other benefits to participating in the Martial Arts. The curriculum develops flexibility, endurance, body awareness, coordination, balance, focus and self-confidence. Some parents may fear that the study of Martial Arts may make their child into a “bully,” when in fact the opposite is true. Bullies tend to be children with low self-esteem, an issue that Tae Kwon Do addresses directly. When your child becomes engaged in the study of Martial Arts, many changes become very apparent. Grades may improve, he/she will become more aware of potentially dangerous situations (i.e. strangers, etc.). and children are exposed to a healthy attitude toward physical fitness, health, and nutrition.
What is Tae Kwon Do?
Tae Kwon Do comes from Korea, and literally means “hand/foot/art,” or Korean Karate. In many TKD schools, tournaments are the main focus for the students. This is not the case at Martial Arts in the Public Interest. We provide a place for young people to learn about discipline while having fun and releasing energy.
Belt Levels and Classes
In the youth program there are two ranks in white belt and four ranks in each of the other belts. The higher rank is signified by a stripe of the color of the belt that follows. a High White Belt would be identified by a yellow stripe on the belt.
- Eleventh gup – White Belt
- White Belt
- High White Belt
- Tenth and Ninth gup – Yellow Belt
- Yellow Belt
- Yellow Belt, One Stripe
- Yellow Belt, Two Stripes
- Yellow Belt, Three Stripes
- Eighth and Seventh gup – Green Belt
- Green Belt
- Green Belt, One Stripe
- Green Belt, Two Stripes
- Green Belt, Three Stripes
- Sixth and Fifth gup – Blue Belt
- Blue Belt
- Blue Belt, One Stripe
- Blue Belt, Two Stripes
- Blue Belt, Three Stripes
- Fourth and Third gup – Red Belt
- Red Belt
- Second and First gup – Black Belt
- Black Belt
Fees and Specials
We know that kids will try many activities before settling on the right one, so no long term commitment is ever required at Quantum. No testing fees are charged in the kid’s program. Please see our pricing page for details. We offer reduced fees for children on free and reduced lunch programs. We also offer a multi-child discount.