Our next Session of Classes Begins the Week of April 11, 2022 We are scheduling appointments for trial classes. Email us at info@HilliardTKD.com or message us through our Hilliard Taekwondo Academy Facebook page for more information about scheduling your trail class.

How old does a child need to be to start Taekwondo?

At Hilliard Taekwondo Academy a potential new student must be the correct age for the class/program. A potential student may be old enough to try a class and still not be ready to participate in our program yet. Many seven-year-olds demonstrate the maturity to pay attention during a 45-minute class and follow instructions well. On the other hand, some older children behave in such a way that shows they do not have the same maturity and are not ready for a 35-minute program 2-3 times a week. It has less to do with physical ability or how bright or "big for their age" your child is than it does with willingness to try hard, be respectful and focus for a full class. That's one of the reasons we have potential new students try a free class first. We expect all students to:

  • be able to focus and understand simple instructions
  • follow instructions, independently, immediately and with minimal reminders
  • treat all instructors, staff and other students with respect and courtesy
  • be able to communicate clearly to instructors, helpers, staff
  • treat the school including the lobby) and equipment with respect
  • obey safety rules
  • behave according to the Tenets of Taekwondo
  • try hard and participate in all class activities with enthusiasm
  • wear the proper uniform and keep it clean
  • have clean feet, hands, face and body - keep toenails and fingernails trimmed
  • keep hair pulled back so it will not be in the eyes
  • do not wear jewelry post earrings can pop out and injure someone if they step on it dangly earrings, necklaces, bracelets can catch on a target partner's finger or toe and injure both
  • students and rings can scratch partners holding targets or doing grabs, releases and take-downs

We also expect family members and other visitors to follow the same guidelines.


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