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Aikido can be a powerful aid in the formation of character, self-discipline and self-confidence in children.  Students gain basic physical conditioning and coordination,
and respect for others.

  • Physical conditioning and coordination
  • Self-confidence
  • Respect for others
  • Discipline

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there competitions in Aikido?

No.  In Aikido the students cooperate with a partner to learn and practice techniques.  Practice emphasizes coordination, conditioning, and discipline, with an emphasis on practicing cooperatively and safely.

Are there ranks and colored belts in Aikido?

Yes.  Students attending the children's class are awarded ranks and colored belts.

How do students get ranks?

Students earn ranks by testing.  We have tests three or four times a year.  In addition to performing techniques, the student's attitude, attendance at classes, and conduct are also important considerations in awarding ranks.

When can my child start?

Students can enroll at any time.  Classes are ongoing, so you don't have to wait until the beginning of the month to enroll your child.

What are the qualifications of the instructors?

All of the instructors of the children's class are experienced at teaching Aikido to children.  The instructors are black belts certified by the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Does my child need a uniform?

Yes.  All students wear a uniform, called a "gi".  You can buy a uniform at Aikido Cultural Institute.