5-6 year olds are the most enthusiastic students.
They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem is they are so progressive in following tasks that some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers.
This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 7 and up. The solution is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for the next age group.
The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing basic skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be successful.
By understanding the stages of development of 5 and 6 year olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the Basic SKILLZ Program:
Some of the Skillz that 5-6 Years Learn!