Aikido for Children (Ages 6 - 12)
As children begin their training, they will learn basic rolling and falling, etiquette, Japanese terminology, and movement. There are many benefits of martial arts training, here are just a few:
- IMPROVE AGILITY AND COORDINATION - We utilize various drills and exercises to enhance agility, balance, and coordination.
- ENHANCE FOCUS - We emphasize the importance of listening, paying attention, following instructions and asking questions.
- LEARN SELF DEFENSE - Aikido is perfect for children because it is a defensive, non-aggressive style of martial arts. Children are not taught how to fight, but how to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner and protect themselves only if necessary.
- INCREASE RESPECT - Students are taught to exhibit compassion by not causing harm to another human being. Respect and etiquette are stressed and expected to carry-over into daily life.