TARKA was founded in 2016 when Rufus left the Household Cavalry
The creation of TARKA stems from his love of exercise, which he believes is the key to happiness, a positive mental state, your physical well-being and your outlook on life. He wanted to imbue this into young children, who are increasingly sedentary and living their lives in front of screens.
From studying the approach of Scandinavian countries in how they educate their young and their pioneering leadership in early years education, Rufus created TARKA: developmental exercise classes with the core focus of learning through movement. At a young age, children’s brains are so much more receptive to learning.
Rufus ran his TARKA class in a hall situated on a lovely quiet street in Notting Hill with 15 children. Today, TARKA has over 1,000 children coming through its doors in locations spread across London and the Cotswolds.