31 Oct Taekwondo Lessons
Lim gives taekwondo lessons more kick
Mark Lim has been a taekwondo coach for over 20 years but his lessons as part of Global Oak Tree Scholars’ Funky Munky classes are different from what he normally teaches.
The international school offers taekwondo as part of its syllabus and as usual with every Funky Munky class, it’s free of charge.
However, GOTS and Lim offer extra taekwondo classes for those wishing to go for grading to earn their belts.
“For Funky Munky, it is all about introducing the children to taekwondo. It is more towards play and game sense,” he explains.
“The syllabus is as prescribed by the world and national bodies but we try to make it fun for the children.
“Children learn best from play so it cannot be overly structured. Finding the right balance is the key. I believe we have found the right one as the children enjoy themselves and several of them have even signed up for the grading classes,” he says.
Lim, who conducts the Funky Munky classes with Robin Kok, says the scholars at GOTS have come a long way in the six months since classes began.
“Every child learns at a different pace and we had to adapt some of our training methods as we have a mixed age group.
“We try to create games and let the children explore to see if they can perform the movements.
“We do not want them to simply follow a set structure. We want them to be thinking people and learn to make decisions.”
Lim says taekwondo enhances self-esteem by heightening children’s physical and mental powers, builds confidence by encouraging them to succeed and take control of their lives, and develops discipline by training the body and mind.
To learn more about GOTS‘ Funky Munky lessons, log on to http://www.gots.asia/funky-
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