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MISSION STATEMENT

TAEKWON-DO TOTS is designed specifically to NURTURE, DEVELOP and EDUCATE 3-5 year olds in the FUNDAMENTALS of the ART.

VISION

TAEKWON-DO TOTS utilises superior knowledge in child development to introduce younger children to the Art of Taekwon-Do by understanding and meeting their learning needs and capabilities.

BACKGROUND

Miss Emily Boulton Smith, III Dan

Miss Emily Boulton Smith, III Dan

Taekwon-Do Tots was designed by APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist, III Dan Black Belt and ITFA National ‘A’ Class Instructor, Miss Emily Boulton Smith. With her exceptional knowledge in human anatomy, exercise physiology and paediatric development, Miss Boulton Smith has devised a programme that breaks down the 10th Kup (beginner) syllabus in a fun and stimulating way to teach the Art to the 3-5 year old age group. The aim of Taekwon-Do Tots is to provide a solid foundation of fundamentals, including knowledge and movement, whilst enhancing balance, co-ordination, confidence, self-esteem, skill and understanding of the 5 tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. This programme offers an excellent introduction to Taekwon-Do, with a syllabus that transitions seamlessly into the ITFA Children’s Classes that start at age 5.

Miss Boulton Smith holds a current NSW Working with Children Check and Senior First Aid Certificate in line with ITFA Registered Instructor Policy.

WHAT IS TAEKWON-DO?

SiennaTaekwon-Do is, arguably, the most dynamic and academic martial art in the world, with a genuine ranking system, code of ethics, conduct, cultural discipline and promotion of health, well-being and personal safety, it is also the most popular of all Martial Arts.

Taekwon-Do has many benefits… socially, mentally and physically, including the following:

  • Improved co-ordination
  • Enhanced body awareness
  • Increased flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
  • Boost self confidence
  • Augment social interaction and communication skills training with other children and adults
  • Opportunity to progress and improve self-esteem through the belt grading system
  • Encourage cultural awareness
  • Nurture general wellbeing and positive self-image

Parallel Stance punchIn addition to these benefits, this truly dynamic art teaches and promotes the following Tenets (life rules):

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

To read more about the Art, click here

WHAT IS THE ITFA?

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General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do

General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do

The People's Master: Master Andrew K H Rhee

The People’s Master: Master Andrew K H Rhee

The ITFA, International Taekwon-Do FGMR Associates, aims to bring togetherlike-minded individuals to learn and practice traditional ITF-style Taekwon-Do, as laid down by the Founder, General Choi Hong Hi.

The ITFA was founded on 9th July 2010 by Master Andrew K H Rhee, with the first ITFA Taekwon-Do class opening in Sydney, Australia at Waverley College of Arts, in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs.

Master Andrew K H Rhee Personal Assistant to the Founder of Taekwon-Do himself, the late General Choi Hong Hi in 1999-2000. He is also the eldest son of Taekwon-Do Pioneer, First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha (FGMR). FGMR was the first

First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, Taekwon-Do Pioneer

First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, Taekwon-Do Pioneer

Taekwon-Do Instructor to leave Korea with ‘Taekwon-Do Instructor’ as his occupation listed in his passport. He is also the Father of Taekwon-Do in the UK and Europe, founding the respective organisations in both areas.

To read more about ITFA Founder, Master Andrew K H Rhee, click here

To read more about the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hon Hi, click here

To read more about First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, click here

 

 

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