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Learn to teach taekwondo to children with the confidence and authority of a martial arts instructor.


Taekwondo Kickstarters Program

What is Taekwondo Kickstarters?

The Taekwondo Kickstarters program is a modified taekwondo program, developed by Australian Taekwondo, for delivery in schools. The program is designed to create a level of consistency with respect to curriculum and content to provide schools and participants with a quality taekwondo experience that can be delivered and enjoyed nationally.

Features of Taekwondo Kickstarters includes:

  • A nationally accredited framework to help delivery in the school’s system.
  • A safe, fun and inclusive program for all school students.
  • Learnings for children from infants and primary school in the fundamental skills and values of taekwondo, specifically those with minimal experience in the martial art.
  • Alignment with the Australian Curriculum.

How is Taekwondo Kickstarters run?

Taekwondo Kickstarters is an easily delivered program that can be modified to suit the needs and convenience of individual schools. The framework of the program includes:

  • 10 lessons of approximately 30 – 60 minutes per lesson that is adaptable to suit individual school requirements.
  • Each lesson consists of a warmup, technique development, training and stretching
  • All activities have been designed to cater to students of varying abilities and ensure maximum participation.
  • Emphasis is placed on the teaching of positive student messages including wellness and anti-bullying themes.

Who can deliver Taekwondo Kickstarters?

Taekwondo Kickstarters is delivered by accredited coaches. All coach accreditation and compliance are managed by Australian Taekwondo.

Contact Ben Exton (Participation Manager): Alternatively, you can go to 

When can Taekwondo Kickstarters be run?

Taekwondo Kickstarters can be run before, during, or after school. Lesson plans have been designed to be flexible to allow alignment with the needs of individual schools.

Where can Taekwondo Kickstarters be delivered?

Taekwondo Kickstarters can be delivered in any open space, either indoor or outdoor.

What to Expect?

Teacher Training Videos

In this video series, you will be guided through the basics over 8 lessons approximately 15mins each session. This will teach you the basic taekwondo techniques used in the Taekwondo Kickstarters Program. At the end of each teacher training videos, we have provided a cool down routine that can be used after each session.

Taekwondo Technique Explanation Videos

In this video series we look at the techniques you have just learnt in the teacher training videos and go into more detail. This will give you a better understanding of how to teach the techniques taught in Taekwondo Kickstarters program to your students

Taekwondo Lesson Plans

You will be provided 10 lesson plans (PDF format) that allow you to deliver a variety of warm ups, basics and taekwondo techniques. Additionally, we have provided 50 video links in the lesson plans. This will give you a better understanding of how to deliver the techniques with the confidence and authority of martial arts instructor.

Master Paul Stories

Once you run an incredible lesson you have now placed a child in a state of listening and learning. While they are attentive, I have provided 10 stories, one with each lesson plan, that will resonate with the children and encourage them to help their fellow classmates with sport, study and friendship.

Anti-Bullying Pledge

I will send you a pledge (Word Format) so that it can be tailored for each school and can be signed by all students involved in the program. The key points encourage the students to: help one another, including one another, not to bully, tell an adult and support someone who has been bullied.


This system of learning provided above will build people not fighters. It will also assist in building an environment where children enjoy coming to school, build lasting friendships and develop the confidence to be successful in all areas of life

The overall message, delivered throughout the program, is to teach our future leaders that there is no greater gift in the world than to support someone, watch them overcome their fears and give them the gift of confidence, a gift for life.

Always remember Master Paul is only a phone call away if you need to talk.

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