Aikido for Children
Fun and life skills learning
"My daughter has been learning Aikido for nearly 3 years and enjoys it as much today as when she started. It's great for her physical confidence and she really
enjoys the discipline plus the fun games."
Mrs Snape, Hinskey
A Martial Arts student has a real head start in life.
So how do we teach Aikido to children?
The curriculum we teach in our children's Aikido class is roughly along the same lines as the adult curriculum but without certain joint locking techniques that could be potentially harmful to young growing bones. Games are also played as a reward for good work and to help build social skills. As such it is very important that our juniors understand the meaning of consideration for others, and the importance of trust. Fun, as always is a key element.
Life Skills Training with Shudokan Aikido Oxford
Life skills are an important part of what we teach in our children's Aikido class. A successful Martial Arts student is punctual, respectful, considerate of others, and has self-discipline. Martial Arts students also have an increased sense of responsibility as well as a higher sense of self-esteem and sociability, which means students are less likely to succumb to destructive peer pressure.
We at the Shudokan Aikido Oxford believe in developing your child into a happy and successful individual. Whilst our training will help your child develop physical strength, balance, coordination, agility and self-discipline, it will also impact positively on all other areas of your child's life.
To find out more about our children's Aikido class please contact Sensei Richard Watts on 07773 982719.
Our Aikido for Children classes are now being held at the following venues:
4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds. Thursday 5.00–6.00pm, South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street.
10+ year olds. Sunday 6.00–7.00pm, Oxford Brookes Centre for Sport.
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Read our new Children's Martial Arts BLOG for information on bullying and life skills issues.
"I like the training because I can make new friends and I learn how to protect myself outside the house. Training is really fun and the Sensei's are really nice"
"Aikido is fun and the people are nice. I really enjoy it and enjoy learning everything about Aikido."
"I like Aikido training because its really fun and I feel safer after learning to defend myself. We do many fun things like games and teamwork training."