Project Description

Kids Martial Arts

Our kids program is called Chungdo Kids

Chungdo kids is a unique martial arts program introducing all the benefits of martial arts to children as young as 4 years old. Kootenay Christian Martial Arts offers this program as part of their family oriented martial arts classes.  They also offer specialty classes for kids up to 11 years of age, teenagers, adults, and seniors as well as Black Belts.

Our programs for children help them achieve

  • self confidence

  • balance

  • sense of accomplishment

  • mental training

  • focus, and social skills

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and Indomitable Spirit

KCMA curriculum instills the tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit as part of their core teaching. These tenets become second nature to your everyday life. Besides character training, some of the benefits of tae kwon do include fitness, flexibility, mental training, focus, and social skills. With 40 yrs of martial arts experience, the highest ranked woman in Tae Kwon Do in the world, Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell designed the chungdo kids program to fit with this special age group of 4-6 years olds.

Locally the Kootenay Christian Martial Arts children’s program is headed up by Master Siminoff and his staff of Black Belts who are certified instructors. Children start out as white belts and progress with exams to different colour belt levels, building their confidence and knowledge with each step. With perseverance and good parental support these kids will become Tae Kwon Do Black Belts.


Rowan has been in Martial Arts with Master Dean for many years.  Each year she has become more and more confident with her TKD and her overall personality.  She has overcome many obstacles outside of TKD because of her training.  Now she faces her fears head-on with a positive attitude.  The entire staff at Kootenay Martial Arts has been great at nurturing her growth but also giving her the confidence to succeed at whatever Rowan puts her mind to. 

Thank-you Master Dean and the entire staff at Kootenay Martial Arts.

~Anthony & Tanya Maley

  Kids Martial Arts



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Children are never too young to benefit from training in Tae Kwon Do.

Classes are offered in Nelson on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:00pm and 5:30pm and at the Playmor Junction Mondays and Fridays at 530pm and are open to ALL ability levels.

Our programs for children help them achieve self-confidence, balance and a sense of accomplishment in a safe environment.

Our goal is for all students to feel safe and supported by their instructors and classmates. We encourage a non-competitive, constructive, and cooperative attitude within our classes.

From Our Student Parents

Hi Dean, Thank you for taking the time to talk with Ben last night after class. It has already made an impact on him and us. We will be sure to pass this story on as it is a great example of how to use self control when someone has a temper.

We wanted to share with you how much fun Teo had at the seminars! What an amazing opportunity for him..

Both of my children are happier, with more self-confidence and self-esteem. They take pride in the things they accomplish at TKD. Her patience is incredible. I have never been more pleased with a decision we have made for our children than when we decided to enroll them in the Kootenay Christian Tae Kwon Do.”


Confidence, after breaking that board she felt very good about herself because she really didn’t know whether or not she could do it, let alone on the first try.


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