Aikido is an ideal martial art for children.
- Aikido is a non-aggressive martial art. What does this mean? Basically, you can’t start a fight with Aikido – you can only finish one. Aikido doesn’t encourage children to go around punching and kicking instead the technique starts when someone else “breaks the rules”
- Aikido helps children at school. They learn to absorb knowledge more easily and to think with greater clarity and awareness. By practising in this way, children can’t help but apply this to their daily lives.
- The children also learn to develop calm, confident and clear minds. Of course, children shouldn’t be calm all the time. But Aikido gives them the choice. If they need to sit still at school, concentrate on homework, or focus during sports, Aikido shows them exactly how to do that. The techniques will teach correct calmness. This is different from keeping their emotions bottled up. Aikido calmness feels good.
- Aikido does not rely on size, speed or gender. Actually, if they use their bodies correctly, it is possible for children to throw adults.
- There is no competition in Aikido. The children take turns throwing and being thrown. In that way, they learn that it is always better to work together.
- Aikido is fun! There is a lot of rolling around, stretching, and practical martial art all taught in a friendly, welcoming environment
All of our coaches are registered with the British Aikido Board and are DRB checked.