Organized sports offer benefits to your child that can last a lifetime. Not only do children who play organized sports become more physically fit, they also have higher self-esteem. Children involved in organized sports learn cooperation, self-discipline, perseverance, and social skills while doing something fun. Doctors recommend that children aged between 5 to 18 years old should be involved in sporting activities to develop adequate physical fitness and mental strength. The psychological and social benefits of organized sports help children to learn to handle strenuous situations, and improve self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. The benefits obtained from involvement in sports remain with the child well into their adult life. The exercising of reflexes and continuous stretch on their ability that sports bring ensure the child grows healthily.
Organized sports are one way of teaching children that life is multifaceted. Each person is not a sum total of only one talent. Sport also teaches them that development and success is indeed possible when you apply yourself to something. It is a great way to inculcate a strong work ethic in children that they will not lose in their adult life. Sport also provides an important channel through which children start to be introduced to the realities of life: You win some, you lose some. It sometimes does not matter how hard you prepare; you can actually lose a match regardless of how well you prepared. This vital lesson starts to build the foundations of emotional maturity that they will need in later life.
Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities; dance, games, types of gymnastics, individual activities and activities in an alternative environment; e.g., aquatics and outdoor pursuits.
Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
Students will interact positively with others
Students will assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
George Kovács or better known in the martial arts arena as the Dragon Grandmaster, was born in Budapest, Hungary. On the Chinese calendar, the master was born in the year of the monkey. He began his career in the arts at the very young age of 5 in the field of Judo. It wasn’t long before he proved himself a very talented young man entering many competitions and winning many trophies. In 1968, he received his black belt in Judo, and the ball began to roll quickly.
Although Karate was his first love under Sensei Sakaguchi, he was fascinated by the mysterious art of Kung Fu. In 1971 he began his study and training in Wai Chi Chuan Kung Fu under the mastery of Si Gung Leung T. Chow Chia and also in the more competitive Chinese Kickboxing. In 1972 he went on to win the European Karate tournament. All this exposure drew the attention of Arnold Schwarzenegger. They met in a gym where George was weight training and they began to swap expertise with each other. Arnold shared his muscle building techniques and George shared his agility and martial arts skills. They soon became fast friends. And it was after a few years Arnold asked George to teach his actors to fight on screen in the movie Red Heat in 1988.
Afterwards, he decided he would like to increase his kicking skills. So in 1975 he began his training in Tae Kwon Do. One year later in 1976 he received his black belt in Kyo Han Karate.
In 1979, he found himself in China, studying the famed art Kung Fu. He spent the following 10 months training with the famous priests of the Shaolin Temple. He claims those were his best learning years, in all his years.
1979 was a very good year for him. He not only received his black belt in Wai Chi Chuan Kung Fu, but also won the world Wu Shu Championship in China, in the 73kg weight division. This is also the year he began his very own style of martial arts using the knowledge and skills he had gained over the previous 18 years. He called it Ping Kune Do, which was later changed to Ping Kwon Do, in 1993.
In 1980 for a change of pace he took a seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, on the skills of Muay Thai kickboxing. He found this to be a very enlightening experience and added many of his findings to his own art, Ping Kwon Do.
He continued to crave knowledge and attended the famous Kodokan Martial Arts University in Tokyo, Japan, in 1981, where he studied bamboo bow fighting, Aikido, Ju Jutsu, Karate, Sumo Wrestling, Kempo and Kendo as well as gaining much knowledge, while still vigorously training and competing. This was also the year he received his 3rd degree black belt in Kyohoin Karate.
In 1981, he also won the “full contact” open Karate tournament in Sweden. This was the same year he proved himself to the masters of Kuoshu Asian Federation and received his accreditation for Ping Kune Do (Pik Lik Kung).
8 Degree Black Belt in Ping Kwon Do / Pik Lik Kung (Founder)
7 Degree Black Belt in San Shou, San Soo, Sonda
7 Degree Black Belt in Wai Chia Chuan Kung Fu
5 Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
3 Degree Black Belt in Kyo Hain and Kyokushinkoi Karate
3 Degree Black Belt in Kun Tao
3 Degree Black Belt in Judo
2 Degree Black Belt in Ju Jutsu
1 Degree Black Belt in Chin Na Kung Fu
1 Degree Black Belt in Aikido
1 Degree Black Belt in Sambo
White Kru in Muay Thai Kickboxing
Junior Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist
15th Level General in Hand To Hand Combat Fighting (S.S.J.Q.D)
Leadership starts at a personal level. We develop leadership skills in our students by enabling them to take charge of their education. A leader assumes accountability. Our students, therefore, take personal responsibility for their studies and personal behaviour. As students enter higher grades, group activities teach students to work together to accomplish a task. Each group is spearheaded by a student, who is learning the ropes of leadership that will continue to serve him throughout his life.
We develop leadership skills in students by improving areas of anticipation, future planning, innovation and communication. At a personal level students anticipate things such as daily homework, examinations, sports competitions. At a higher level, student assignments include topics that discuss the future of our society. Our students are encouraged to research alternative energy sources, develop innovative economic models of sustainability, improve healthcare delivery and engage in political research for their assignments.
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