Aikido is a non-competitive martial art. Children learn how not to fight. Instead, children practice compassion, awareness, and cooperation as means towards self-improvement and self-protection.
The Aiki Kids course is a fun introductory Aikido experience for kids ages 4 - 6. Students experience Aikido movements, principles and techniques all while practicing with the following objectives in mind.
- Following directions
- Acting calmly
- Working with a partner
- Experiencing and participating in the “culture” of a traditional Japanese martial art
- Practicing Aikido movements
- Exploring spatial awareness
Classes begin with a bow in to welcome the teacher and practice. We warm-up with various movements and exercises and then engage in up to three different activities. Activities are aligned to our core objectives and are designed to be fun and engaging. Class ends by bowing out and all participants sharing thanks to each other.
Our Aiki Kids program is offered in seasonal, 10-week sessions.
- Time: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:10pm (40min)
- Sessions: 10
- Course Size: 8 Children
- Cost: $200
- Clothing: Our Aiki Kids are required to wear a gi (uniform). Aikido students traditionally wear a plain white gi (with no branded logos or names on them). You can purchase one at Amazon.
- Parents/Caregivers: Parents/Caregivers must stay during the class though will not be asked to participate.
Please see our schedule page for session class times
Current Session - Summer 2018 - Registration Open Space Limited
Our next session is now open for registration. If interested in participating, please click the button below or contact us so we can share details.
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“I am very happy that I signed my son up for Aiki Kids classes. It’s very engaging. I love looking at my son learn, and play and run on the mats. He loves learning “new kool moves” I especially like that the class size is small. I would encourage anyone to try it at least once. My son and I are both looking forward to many more classes and meeting new friends.”
“My son loved his Aikido teachers! Highly recommended!”
“A great place to train, for kids and adults, with amazing instructors!”