I started developing a curriculum for children at Zang TKD as senior ranking student teaching young students. The classes allowed time to explain and thoroughly answer any questions based on individual needs and abilities. Children and youth are more successful in learning with this methodology than via a commercial approach that requires rigid adherence to canned programs. Master Zang, owner and teacher, endorses my martial arts teachings and ability to apply them specifically to the needs of each student, along with my positive demeanor.
Taking this program further, was my teaching at North Way Christian Community church for the Kidz Kraze program. During this class, a basic value system was incorporated into basic physical fitness and martial arts activities. It means having patience with kids and teaching them through my words and actions as a model, Children as young as four up to 18 years of age benefit from having personal attributes taught in conjunction with a fun, popular fitness program of martial arts.
Finally, I have the clearances that give parents peace of mind for working with children and youth. Ten years of professional care for children in residential programs (Mars Home for Youth, Glade Run, The Summit Academy, LifeSteps) prepared me for for any type of situation I may encounter along with the correct legal and ethical response. Parents can trust a child to my care, as well as the quality of my instruction. I started developing a curriculum for children at Zang TKD as senior ranking student teaching young students. The classes allowed time to explain and thoroughly answer any questions based on individual needs and abilities. Children and youth are more successful in learning with this methodology than via a commercial approach that requires rigid
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During the last fifteen years as a 3rd degree black belt, I have specialized in teaching children and children/adults with special needs. The focus of my teaching incorporates a value system along with healthy physical fitness. North Way Christian Community endorses my curriculum and says, "...every child would do well to take this class." Zang TKD states, "Mark...applies them (martial arts teaching) specifically to the needs of each student.
Additionally, I have obtained the legal clearances for providing services to children to further demonstrate my professional status.