The course began with the review of the historical and current context of the teaching and learning of Taekwon-Do by children, as well as a general analysis of the educational systems that are applied around the world, all that explains and bases the application of the Program for Child Development and the need for constant training.
Once the common knowledge base was established in terms of the market in general, education and the teaching programs for children of other martial arts, the foundation and explanation of the Program and the need to adapt the contents to the reality of each country to be implemented.
We studied about the methodology and specific pedagogy to prepare from a class, to make an annual planning.
As always, during the course of the entire course, different practical activities, games and teamwork were alternated to allow the theory to be better internalized.
After the recess, the theme of the game was mainly addressed as an irreplaceable teaching tool, for which support was provided by recognized professionals in the field of education and neuro education, among others.
In addition to the oral presentation, practical activities, games and many videos were shown that showed the application of the games in children Taekwon-Do classes in different countries.
On the other hand, one of the topics most consulted and to which his due treatment was dedicated was that of discipline, how to teach it to maintain it during the class.
On Sunday morning, we worked on different methodologies to increase creativity and its application in the preparation of Taekwon-Do children's classes. For this, different mental exercises, practical activities, games and role-playing were carried out.
After various activities, question and answer times, all the participants did a practical work in a team during which the teaching / learning of a certain exercise was discussed, analyzed and planned, after which each one had the opportunity to expose it to the rest of the audience.
At the end of the practical exercise, the participants expressed their opinions on various aspects of the content received and the closing of the Course was carried out with the delivery of the certificates and the photo session.
Importantly, the seminar was a unique demonstration of knowledge conducted by the Left Sabum, who is one of the members of the Committee for Child Development of the ITF, who with his passion for what he does, transmits his energy to the participants, from whom we have received the best comments.
The domain that the Left Sabbath has about teaching children is incredible and all supported by practical examples that leave no doubt about the importance we should give to this specific audience since, in our opinion, children represent the base and the future of our Taekwon-Do.
We are sure that the participants will return motivated to their homes, ready to make the change that is needed in our teaching process.
To finish, in a special way, from the National Taekwon-Do Association we want to congratulate the Sabum Nim Fabián Izquierdo and we urge you to continue working to develop your creativity and continue developing more courses of this level.
Master Ruben Suarez, VIII Dan