Aikido is an ideal martial art for children to learn. Rather than competition and aggressive responses, Aikido classes are focused on cooperative practice between partners, controlled movement, and peaceful resolution to conflict. Practical applications of the martial art include maintaining focus, self-discipline, and how to work together. Physical benefits include learning how to fall safely, maintaining flexibility, and self-defense that is ultimately expressed in neither attacker or defender being seriously injured.
The class schedule for children will be moving to Mondays from 6:00pm to 6:50pm on October 2nd, 2017. We know that everyone learns a little differently. To that end the Milwaukee Shobukan instructors each participate in leading the classes, so the children are exposed to a range of methods for learning the techniques and skills.
Our program accepts children in age groups:
5 - 8 with parental presence during class
9 - 13 with parental presence in the dojo until completion of 1st test
14 and up join the Adults Program.
Our children's program is now $35.00 per month. There are no contracts or commitments beyond observe the discipline and etiquette of the dojo, practice diligently, and learn from what is presented. Training uniforms can be purchased through the dojo separately from the monthly dues.