Aikido is sometimes called the non-violent martial art or even moving meditation. It is suitable both for the active child and for the child who would like to become more active. Aikido develops coordination, self-confidence, poise, and discipline in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere.
When taught and trained correctly it can be an effective martial art. However, it is also applicable to non-physical situations. Students learn not to escalate confrontations but rather try to resolve them in a manner that will reduce future negative physical or verbal encounters.
The children's program is for children 7 to 13. We offer children’s classes on Monday through Thursday afternoons, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Parents or guardians may participate in the children's classes at no charge.
The first class is free!