IKANDO (pronounced 'I Can Do') is a specially designed Christian Martial Arts Program for kids who have no experience in a martial art; as part of our 'Take 20' minutes to exercise daily obesity reduction Aim; and to teach and promote 5 levels of self-esteem and participation in Community.
The 5 levels of IKANDO are:
Introduction level- no belt
Level 1 Courtesy- White belt
Level 2 Confidence- Yellow belt
Level 3 Courage- Green belt
Level 4 Candor (honesty)- Red belt
Level 5 Community- Black belt
*Top students will receive special recognition and the ability to become a junior instructor
Every student will be required to read "I Can" and "Dreams", booklets on making Good Friends; Good Grades; Good Choices and setting paths for achieving their dreams in life.
Every student will be required to learn each level of IKANDO to test for the next belt level and to complete an Essay with testing, to include forms; board breaking; and sparring
Every student will perform 1 'pay it forward' good deed or Community Event
Every student will be required to show good sportsmanship and attendance
Every student will be required to be a good student in School
Gallatin TN Site: Shalom Zone (Old Union High School): Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3pm-4pm and 4pm to 5pm