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FREE kids aikido class

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Aikido Maai

14 Montgomery Avenue

Mount Waverley, VIC 3149

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Your child will gain valuable experiences, like:

  • Becoming their best selves
  • Feeling good about themselves and experiencing positive self image
  • Feeling self confident
  • Respecting themselves and others
  • Being collaborators and team players
  • Resolving conflict without resorting to violence

CLASS DETAILS

The kids train in pairs under the guidance of Sensei Ajax. We have a great group of kids who all want to be here and train, and together we have fun and learn valuable life experiences.

  • Children are encouraged to turn up 15 minutes before class to help put down the mats - this means that you need to bring your kids to the dojo by 4:45pm on Wednesdays
  • Training starts at 5:00pm
  • We train for 45 minutes - practicing basic techniques that teach children how to get out of the way of attacks. The same basic aikido techniques that are taught in the adult's basics class are practiced by the children: ta na henko, and morote dori kokyu ho, then we practice one of either a pin, or a throw. The pins and throws alternate each week and are chosen for their basic applications, or similarity to attacks that children might face in the playground. The focus is on the basics and the appropriate level of control for your child's age and level of ability.
  • If everyone trains well there is a reward of 15 minutes of games (these games are techniques and basic martial arts concepts in disguise - but don't tell your kids this)

Who runs the classes?

The class is run by Sensei Ajax (4th Dan) and senior students, including previous children's class participants.

Do instructors have working with children checks?

Absolutely. We take the children's safety very seriously and Aikido Maai complies with legislation for working with children. Please ask us for our working with children check cards when you come in to claim your two free classes.

How old does my child have to be?

We accept students who are at between 7 and 12 years of age. When your child turns 12, they are welcome to join the basics and weapons classes (Mondays and Wednesdays).

Do you grade the children?

We grade the children twice a year from white belt to a children's brown belt level. When they are 12 and join the basics class, the students are graded to 7th Kyu (yellow belt). Giving belt colours and grading the children helps reward them for their effort and show their progress throughout their training.

Children's Aikido Class Times

Children's Aikido classes run every Wednesday from 5:00–6pm during school terms.

Training Fees

After ryour first class, if your child wants to keep training with us, classes cost $20 per class per child. Fees are due at the start of each term.

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