Why Aikido for children?
Aikido is a special form of martial art. Its name means 'the Way of Harmony' and we work together while we practice.
It is not an aggressive martial art and its aim is not to injure the other person but to blend with and physically control the other person. Children who have trained in Aikido often develop a calm mind that helps them better develop at school and in other parts of their lives.
Over time children develop skills to not only protect themselves physically but to diffuse bullying situations. They learn respect ... of others and themselves. Aikido allows them to be more aware of their surroundings and a better understanding of their physical strengths and limitations.
Aikido teaches that remaining calm and relaxed is superior to anger, force and aggression; control is better than unrestrained action.
Aikido will help children improve their:
- physical coordination
- interaction with other children
- self discipline
- ability to respond to instruction
The dojo (training centre) environment is a positive, caring area where black belt instructors supported by dedicated dojo volunteers teach with humour, kindness, respect and control. Classes normally have a ratio of 5-6 students per adult or less.
Schedule and Fee
TROUT LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE
3350 Victoria Dr Vancouver, BC
Mon - Fri July 08. - 12. 2019
Mon - Fri August 12. - 16. 2019
September 09. - December 09. 2019
4:30pm-5:30pm (Coloured Belts)
September 03. - December 10. 2019
September 05. - December 12. 2019
5:00pm-6:00pm (Coloured Belts)
September 07. - December 14. 2019
10:00am-11:00am (Coloured Belts)
Summer Camp $50/5 sessions
Monday $120/12 sessions
Tuesday $150/15 sessions
Thursday $150/15 sessions
Saturday $150/15 sessions
Drop-In (Saturday) $12
COAL HARBOUR COMMUNITY CENTRE
480 Broughton St Vancouver, BC
August 12. - 16. 2019
• Schedule to be announced •
Summer Camp $58/5 sessions
If you would like to read more about the benefits of Aikido training for children, please click here
for a short and informative article.