What we do
Instruction is initially centered around physical exercises designed to improve motor skills and increase physical coordination. The children are then taught how to fall without hurting themselves. After the 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.
There are no competitions in aikido.