Childrens' Hapkido FAQ

1. How old does my child have to be before they can start hapkido?

Children of ages 5 to 6 are usually just old enough to follow classes, with ages up to 16. Older children are also encouraged to join adult classes.

2. Is Hapkido suitable for both girls and boys?

All children enjoy hapkido, classes are equally mixed.

3. What do children wear?

To begin classes children will need loose fitting clothes such as jogging bottoms and t-shirt or sweatshirt. No socks or shoes. For safety- nails are to be clipped short, and wear no jewellery.
A hapkido suit (dobok) and belt is suggested for children that wish to continue.

4. Is hapkido safe?

Safety is maintained in classes with proper discipline and structured lessons by experienced black belt hapkido instructors.

5. What happens during the first session?

Children can just watch or join in straight away. They can begin at their own pace. Parents can watch lessons.

6. How much does it cost to train?

Hapkido is not expensive and fees compare very favourably with most sports activities. Fees are paid per session. Please contact your local club for details.

7. How long does it take to earn a black belt?

Hapkido covers a lot of martial arts skills, and these take time to develop. Awarding a child a black belt as quickly as possible is not part of the World Koong Joong Hapkido philosophy. Our thorough approach produces competent martial artists with complete skills only after years of training.

Contact us with further questions on childrens hapkido.


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