Dojo: (250) 477-4899
690 Sumas Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4S6

“The key to good technique is to keep your hands, feet, and hips straight and centered.  If you are centered, you can move freely.  The physical center is your belly; if your mind is set there as well, you are assured of victory in any endeavor.” ~Morihei Ueshiba

Juniors

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.

“In the eight months since my daughter has been training at the Victoria Aikido Centre, I have seen her confidence grow not just in the practice but in her person. My daughter suffers from anxiety and Aikido is unique in that it allows her to excel without the stress of performing which raises her anxiety. She loves Aikido and is very keen to continue practicing and growing in Aikido.”

Angie S