The training aims to give children confidence, agility, coordination, balance, discipline, respect, self defence, courage and anti bullying skills.
My teaching methodology is to teach something of value and useful to your child should they at anytime get caught in an awkward situation. I will normally demonstrate a technique and then the children repeat the technique in pairs, at which point I will work round each pair to correct them. I also want the children to be good at what they do, before moving onto too many additional techniques. My ethic is very much to build a solid foundation in the basics and this comes through repetition. There is no point teaching them a multitude of techniques that they can only perform in a less than average fashion. I like to build on strong foundations that the children will always find reliable.
The rest of the class is conducted in a light fashion without the use of a lot of discipline on my part, as the children should learn in a fun, environment, through play and games, particularly in the younger class.