HWA RANG KWAN features Tiger Tots Taekwondo classes for children between the ages of four and six, which are taught by Head Instructor Master Steve Rapport, with assistance from Assistant Instructor Steven Serba. Older children attend our Children's Taekwondo classes, taught by Senior Instructor Jovanny Garcia.
WHAT ARE TIGER TOTS CLASSES? Tiger Tots are our pee wee Taekwondo students. The emphasis in these classes is mostly on DISCIPLINE and RESPECT - for the instructors, for the art and customs of traditional Taekwondo, and for each other. The classes feature a combination of running, jumping, basic gymnastic skills, and Taekwondo techniques, presented in a fun and entertaining way by Master Steve Rapport.
HOW WILL MY CHILD BENEFIT FROM TIGER TOTS’ TAEKWONDO? Literally, Taekwondo means Foot Fist Way. More prosaically, it means The Way of Foot and Fist Fighting. It is a traditional Korean martial art that emphasizes personal growth, and it is famed for its fast and powerful kicks. Above and beyond everything else, studying at Hwa Rang Kwan will improve your child's DISCIPLINE and RESPECT. These are the two pillars of traditional martial arts, and they are very strongly emphasized at our school.
The Tiger Tots learn some of the same basic curriculum as adults, and develop both their physical attributes (balance, co-ordination, flexibility, strength) and their life skills (the aforementioned discipline and respect, as well as courage, honesty, integrity, and the ability to work with other children and pass on their skills to those younger than themselves).
At the same time, with regular attendance you can also expect to see your child become noticeably more self confident.
IS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY? No, absolutely not! Just call and make an appointment to bring your child to a class. You can watch the class together, or you can let your child take part to see how much they enjoy it.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Tiger Tots’ Taekwondo costs just $125.00 per month if you sign your child up for one year, or $140.00 per month if you choose a month to month membership.
WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD? We have four Tiger Tots classes weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5.00pm-5.45pm, and on Thursdays from 5.00pm-5.30pm. For more information, check out our Tiger Tots’ class schedule.
HOW OFTEN CAN MY CHILD TRAIN? Ideally, children should attend at least two of the four classes offered every week.
WHAT ARE YOUR FACILITIES LIKE? We have a beautiful 4800 sq ft building in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood, only four blocks south of the Market St/4th Street intersection. The main floor, which we use for our Children’s Taekwondo classes, has a 1500 sq ft workout area equipped with new state-of-the-art Dollamur Flexi-Roll mats, and a wall of full-length mirrors. We have three restrooms and two showers. Upstairs we have a second huge gym, approximately 1200 sq ft, which we use for our Tiger Tots’ and Kickboxing classes, and a third small mat of just over 500 sq feet, which we mostly use for private lessons.
HOW DO I GET MY CHILD STARTED? Make an appointment to come in for a tour of our school. Master Steve Rapport or one of his staff will show you around, explain the program in more detail, answer any questions you have, and outline the cost involved.
If you would like more information about any of our classes, please call Master Steve Rapport at 415.495.2025, or send him an email, and arrange to come in for a tour.