Aikido is an excellent way to support the development of strong bodies and supple minds. At a young age children can begin to deeply learn skills of body and mind that will serve them throughout their entire lives. Children learn how to:
- Develop balance and coordination
- Build strong bodies and flexible minds
- Protect themselves
- Be more present
- Fall down without getting hurt
- Expand self-discipline, focus and confidence
In Wapenveld and Amsterdam we offer Aikido classes for children 7-15 years of age. Students above the age of 15 should apply to the adult lessons. The first two lessons are free. Gym clothing (without shoes) is sufficient for the first lessons, after which a keikogi (similar to those used in judo and Karate) is required.