AIKIDO FOR KIDS & Teens
Kids classes at Logan Square Aikido focus on developing self-confidence, discipline, physical coordination and focus. In class, children will be challenged both mentally and physically and will take pride in learning new skills and finding increased confidence. Logan Square Aikido children’s classes focus on the following goals:
- Physical and mental awareness
- Flexibility and coordination
- Self-esteem and self-confidence
- Discipline and concentration
- Cooperation and teamwork
Our Aikido for Kids program is available for ages 6-15 and classes are conducted in a safe, fun environment. Classes will be split based on age as appropriate. Classes are held twice a week and attendance is limited to 15 children.
Children who are interested in learning Aikido are encouraged to come in to meet the instructor and try a class at no obligation. Once they decide they want to join the dojo, dues are paid month-to-month and there are no contracts. Children must commit to training once/week.
Kids Membership (Ages 6-15)
All dues are non-refundable
More about our Aikido for Kids classes:
Aikido is a non-competitive art and the children’s program focuses on body movement, basic Aikido techniques, flexibility and focus. Instruction is initially centered around physical exercises designed to improve motor skills and increase physical coordination. The children are then taught how to fall in and out of balance on soft mats without hurting themselves.
After students are comfortable with falling, we introduce basic martial arts principles of movement. In conjunction with these principles, we instruct them in the techniques of Aikido. Cooperation and teamwork are stressed as the more accomplished children assist the newer students in developing their skills. Most importantly, classes are designed so kids of all ages have fun while learning.
About the Instructor
Enmei (Joanna) Hunter has been practicing Aikido for more than 20 years and has taught Aikido to children for 15 years. In 2014, she founded Logan Square Aikido as a non-profit organization to give back to the community where she lives. Enmei is ranked 4th Dan (fourth-degree black belt) and is certified to teach by Birankai North America.