Aikido, because of its emphasis on mind body coordination, teaches children to locate and be aware of their centre, which should result in a more focused, alert and self-regulated child.
Since there are no tournaments in Aikido, the child receives all of the positive benefits of martial arts training without the sometimes unfortunate “side effects” of competition. Aikido teaches a “win/win” approach to conflict resolution. In Aikido no child should ever feel like a “loser”. Aikido is a purely defensive Art – children are taught that punching and kicking are not acceptable ways of dealing with conflict. Rather, they learn that aggression only leads to self-defeat. If you share these values, we invite you and your child to visit our dojo to observe and/or participate in our classes.