The Team Curran Junior Total Defense Program focuses on the physical and mental aspects of the student’s training. Our classes promote confidence and self-esteem, encourage social relationships, and enhance your child’s physical well-being by laying a foundation that stresses the importance of exercise and self-motivation.
Aspects such as self- confidence, modesty, courtesy, focus and teamwork are core principles that are focused upon in the Junior Total Defense Program, along with a solid emphasis on the fundamental martial arts skills and techniques derived primarily from the national sport of Thailand – Muay Thai Kickboxing and Self-Defense Techniques from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu System.
These techniques have been adapted to maximize their effectiveness for children. The Fundamentals of martial arts are instilled upon the students from the beginning, along with a structured environment that encourages and praises those who work hard, show respect and follow instructions.
This particular program is designed for kids generally between the ages of 6-12 years old.
However, some children have begun this program as young as 5 years old and remain enrolled in it through the age of 13. Those who are at a higher aptitude of learning or skill level at the age of 13 can move into the adult programs.
Those children who are still new to the martial arts atmosphere and or are not responding in the Total Defense Class can be placed into the Little Champions class until the instructor sees fit for them to graduate to the Total Defense program.
Team Curran has adopted a color-coded rank system for the Total Defense program in order help breakdown the techniques to ensure that the quality of development remains world class. Our rank system has proven itself for over 12 years, since first being implemented, producing technically high-level students who greatly understand and respect the importance of what they are learning.