Aikido for Kids
Aikido is a self-defensive martial art originating in Japan. It is unlike most other martial arts which seek to meet aggression with an equally aggressive, opposing force. Instead, aikidoka (practitioners of Aikido) train to blend with an incoming attack and control the aggressor with their own momentum and energy. Aikido is known as the “Art of Peace.”
(Melonie Sempai during "Samurai" randori )
In this ongoing monthly curriculum, students will be introduced to Aikido, its style of movement and some of its practical self-defense (and escape) techniques. Incorporated into the program is the learning of Aikido-related Japanese words, and numbers (counting) as well as common greetings and conversational phrases. Aikido Bismarck's kids program is not only a friendly atmosphere of fun, games and exercise, it is also a place where courtesy, kindness, respect, and cooperation are taught and reinforced.
8-15 year olds - Tue/Thu 5:30 - 6:30pm
judo gi or other martial art uniform is required
Daytime classes (for homeschoolers):
8-15 year olds -- Wed/Fri noon -1:00pm
Good quality practice gi are available through our dojo at very competetive prices.
To register, see our registration page.
(Jason Sensei teaching kokyo-dosa)