Aikido provides children with a noncompetitive athletic activity. Our students perform at various levels of proficiency and progress at their own rate. Every child can progress and feel a sense of accomplishment. This allows a child to gain confidence in his or her own abilities while learning to deal effectively with peers and adults. Aikido teaches many lessons beyond self-defense. Aikido fosters self-esteem, confidence, discipline, patience, respect, courage, and perseverance without aggression.
Activities in the Kids Classes are designed to enhance a child’s communication, cooperation, and self-discipline skills as well as teach self-defense without aggression. The Youth Specials Class has extra instructors and training partners to foster an individualized class experience.
The Youth Specials Class meets once a week for 60 minutes. It is structured for special needs youth, such as those with autism or Down syndrome.
There is no strict age limit. For safe practice, the classes are divided for like sizes and maturity levels. We would love to meet your child and find the best fit for him or her. Click here to schedule a free trial class to see if Aikido is right for your child.