Confidence, Respect and Discipline
Aikido is an excellent martial art for children. It improves co-ordination, self-confidence and discipline while being active and great for fitness. Fulori has been teaching children this traditional Japanese martial art for over a decade, and is passionate about passing on the benefits of Aikido in a fun and safe environment.
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Aikido For Children
The strong philosophy behind Aikido enables young people and children to learn an effective martial art, without being encouraged to fight or develop aggression. Training includes lots of ukemi (tumbling and rolling), practicing techniques with a partner, and activities and games to support the learning of focus, co-ordination, balance and harmony, which are principles central to martial arts. Our classes are fast-paced, action-packed and fun. Aikido is non-competitive and there is no sparring or fighting in training. Instead, children work together to learn this unique martial art in a co-operative and safe environment.
Skills For Life As well as increasing fitness and co-ordination, training Aikido helps children develop and practice a wide range of transferable skills. The opinion we have at the Shudokan is that what you learn in the dojo should be something your child can take outside into their every day lives, not just an entertaining co-curricular activity. Social skills, confidence, discipline, focus, conflict resolution, resilience, respect, team work, leadership and communication skills are developed through our children’s program. These are not skills children are born with or can learn in an academic sense by simply reading or talking about them. Our children’s martial art program provides an opportunity to learn about and practice these skills in a practical setting through Aikido training, under the watchful and supportive eye of our dedicated instructors.
co-operation and friendship across all ages While it might seem surprising that learning a martial art can actually improve team work and co-operation skills, it’s definitely something our parents notice a marked improvement in. All children train together in our children’s classes, regardless of age, rank or ability, providing an opportunity for the development of leadership capabilities, patience and friendship across all ages. Instructors ensure beginners the get hands on attention they need and seniors are extended and challenged when appropriate.
So if you’re looking for a martial art for your child, or an active co-curricular activity with a difference, get in touch today, or book your child in for a no-obligation Intro Class. We look forward to hearing from you