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Little Dragons Programme

Maynooth Taekwon-Do School is proud to offer the Little Dragons Programme, for children aged 5 to 8 years old. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays (details below), and are led by Ms. Nikola Brady and Mr. Gareth Curran, an internationally qualified (ITF) Taekwon-Do instructor. All our instructors have full Garda vetting.

Day Time Grades Location
Tuesday 18:00 - 18:45 (all grades) Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich, Celbridge Road
Saturday 10:30 - 11:15 beginners Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich, Celbridge Road
Maynooth Taekwon-Do School - Timetable for Little Dragons classes

Our safe and fun Little Dragons classes are the perfect environment to explore and grow. Taekwon-Do is a martial art and builds discipline, control and focus while emphasising the importance of the tenets of Taekwon-Do from the very start.

The Little Dragons Programme is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving children’s basic motor and listening skills and will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way. These skills will help them enter society with an increased level of confidence and enthusiasm, and a more ambitious attitude towards the future. They will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors. In our Little Dragons classes, we make learning fun and educational. The Little Dragons Programme will also prepare your child for our mainstream children’s Taekwon-Do classes.

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The Little Dragons curriculum consists of developing 8 major skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity. Upon completion of our Little Dragons Programme your child will become focused and motivated to achieve any goal they set in life! The 8 Little Dragons skills are composed of physical and mental benefits.

The following are the skills with the benefits from participating in the Little Dragons class:

Skill # 1: Focus
This skill will help your child’s aim, listening skills and reaction skills. They will excel faster in any physical activities. Your child will also become a better listener and a more focused student in school.
Skill # 2: Teamwork
Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. The more confident your child is willing to work with others, the more he or she will accomplish. Your child will develop character, which will help him or her make new friends and become a better leader in life.
Skill # 3: Control
Having control means making good decisions. Whether your child is handling a pet or handling a problem he or she will learn to make the right decisions. Control builds confidence.
Skill # 4: Balance
This skill is crucial to develop at an early age. Your child is beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging like riding a two-wheel bicycle. Your child will develop good balance and a better posture.
Skill # 5: Memory
Developing a good memory is exercise for your child’s brain. The sooner your child exercises his/her mind the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions.
Skill # 6: Discipline
Our instructors use the drills that help to create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Your child will also follow direction better.
Skill # 7: Fitness
It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If your child does not burn off excess energy exercising, how will he or she burn off all of that energy?
Skill # 8: Coordination
Your child will learn left from right. They will become better physical participants in sports and activities. Your child will sustain fewer injuries because they have better coordination.

Following this curriculum and having developed the above skills enables each child to...

Also, as mentioned above, the Little Dragons Programme also prepares your child for our mainstream children’s Taekwon-Do classes.

If our Little Dragons Programme is something you would like your child involved in, or you have any questions regarding these or any of our other classes, then please contact us by telephone on 0872301578 or email We look forward to hearing from you and helping nurture your new Little Dragon.



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