Our children’s classes differ from our adult classes depending on age. For our youngest children (beginning around age 4), we offer our Peaceful Samurais program, where kids learn aikido principles through movement, breathing, stretching, and balance in the context of fun, interactive games.
Beginning around age 6, we offer our Peaceful Ninjas program, where we introduce children to traditional Aikido in the context of more complex games and exercises. And we begin belt tests to help kids set goals. Each child is encouraged to grow depending on ability, aptitude, and emotional maturity.
Finally, beginning around age 10, we offer our Peaceful Warriors program, where we continue traditional aikido training and belt testing, with more emphasis on technical detail, communication skills, emotional intelligence, self regulation, healthy social interaction and, if needed, anger management.
Depending on the ability and progress of our young students, teenagers can transition into adult classes as early as age 13.
We have chairs around the mat, so parents can stay and watch during children’s classes, or may leave and come back.
DUES & FEES
Our Peaceful Samurais program is $85 per month, while our Peaceful Ninjas and Peaceful Warriors programs are $95 per month. For families enrolling more than one child, we offer a $10 discount for each additional child.
Though dues may be paid by check or cash, we prefer that members use credit or debit cards, set for recurring payments on the 1st or 15th of each month. We do not require monthly contracts.
We offer keiko-gi (practice uniforms) for both children ($35) and adults ($70).