Youth Classes

  • Welcome to observe
  • 6 years old and up
  • 3 free classes for newcomers
  • All beginners are welcome on the mat (Long sleeve shirt and sweatpants are fine)
  • Parents are welcome to join their children
  • Mixed with beginners and advanced students
  • All levels work together
  • Upper level students teach lower level students

Youth Training

  • The children learn about interacting safely on the mat. New students practice on soft mats. They learn the basic falls, rolls and turning movements (tainotenkan).
  • The children learn basic hand strikes and grabs. They are introduced to basic Aikido techniques.
  • Learning is based on teachers’ demonstration, short explanations and practice. The older students help the younger students to understand the process.
  • The training center’s atmosphere reflects Japanese cultural manners and respect.