What we teach children is not brute force, not violence, but the cultivation of ki through mind-body training which will eventually build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of control over their lives. — Kisshomaru Ueshiba
The children's class is taught each Saturday morning by Dave Millar and a number of the dojo's yudansha (black belt students). A teens/tweens class meets on Tuesdays, from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m.
Children test for promotion as they become more comfortable on the mat and learn fundamental aikido principles. Promotion is based on self-discovery as much as on technical progress.
Please contact Dave Millar for further details.
Ah... to Be a Kid : Three Dozen Aikido Games for Children of All Ages
by Michael Friedl (paperback; 1994)
Aikido for Kids
by Laura Santoro, et al (paperback; 1999)
Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View
by Gaku Homma, et al (paperback; 1993)