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Childrens Aikido Melbourne

It is common that many parents want their young children to learn techniques of self-defence so that they will be more self-confident, self-reliant and better able to deal with the ever present bullying at school.

Aikido could be a great tool for learning conflict resolution, as well as teaching self-improvement, Aikido encompasses practical techniques to preserve integrity and promote cooperation. That is why some people have used the techniques of Aikido as a metaphor for teaching the skills of mediation and conflict resolution.

The general aim of the practice is to open children up to the humanitarian and engaging principles that underlie the practice of Aikido while developing their physical and emotional stability.

Our classes consist of warming-up exercises, basic movements that form the building blocks of Aikido, more advanced techniques, and some more playful exercises which enrich the skills developed.

The children train in a lively, healthy and relaxed atmosphere that they enjoy, yet the purpose and the skills are always serious and real. The students work with the instructor and with each other. A great deal of the class training is with partners and the children learn how to trust each other and how to help each other.

Benefits of Aikido for Children

About Our Instructors

Our organization takes seriously the level of preparation and commitment needed to teach Aikido for children, and we ensure that our Aikido instructors :

When and where our classes are availalbe:

Clifton Hill Dojo

Training Times Ages 6 - 12

Monday 05:00 - 06:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00 am

More Information:

Dojo info
Alexander Rojas
email: info@aikidokids.org.au

Warrandyte Dojo

Training Times Ages 6 - 12

Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 am

More Information:

Dojo info
Rodrigo Castellanos
ph: 0424 178 216
email: rodrigoecv@hotmail.com

Heidelberg Dojo

Training Times Ages 6 - 12

Sunday: 01:00 - 02:00 pm
(no classes during school holidays)

More Information:

Dojo info Leon Metzeling
ph: 0429 168 084
email: Leon.Metzeling@epa.vic.gov.au

Glen Waverley Dojo

Training Times Ages 13 - 16

Monday 07:00 - 08:30 pm
Wednesday 07:00 - 08:30 pm

More Information:

Dojo info
Linda Godfrey
ph: 0418 391 674
email: godlinda@gmail.com

Children's classes coincide with Victorian School Terms - more information on these dates is available here.

Children's Aikido Documents

Childrens Aikido Classes - Information FlyerChildrens Aikido Classes - Information Flyer

Junior Classes - Parents Permission FormJunior Classes - Parents Permission Form

Junior Classes - FeesJunior Classes - Fees

Special Needs - JuniorsInformation for Juniors with Special Needs