Taekwon-Do Mini Kids is a programme for 7 and 8 year olds that comes with its own workbook. The children are not taught a ‘watered down’ version of Taekwon-Do; rather they are taught the same techniques and skills that older children and adults learn in the International Taekwon-Do grading syllabus, in a carefully sequenced order, that is appropriate for their stage of physical and mental development.
The syllabus is initially divided into levels, with a coloured stripe added to their belt after each successful testing. The testings are conducted at their usual club, approximately once a term. The higher levels often take a bit longer to complete. It takes most children between 1 and 2 years to complete all the levels, at which point they will be ready to join the Junior Class.