5280 Karate Academy will offer Little Ninjas Tae Kwon Do program. The 3T program was developed specifically for preschool children ages 3 through 6. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve a childs motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. 3Ts have their own unique achievement patch and “Starbursts.” Starbursts are earned with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age of the child. Four different colored achievement patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high achieving 3T. The rank and testing system used by the 3Ts is slightly different from that of our regular programs. 3Ts can earn six collectable animal patches to display on the belts as follows: Lynx for orange belt; Jaguar for yellow; Badger for camo; Bear for green; Kestrel for purple; Falcon for blue. All six patches, as earned, can be displayed on the child’s belt. Upon graduation from the 3T program students will be afforded the Basic, Black Belt Master Club, or Leadership Club Program.