Aikido For Kids

Children’s Aikido Classes

Aside from the obvious self-defence skills learned through aikido practice there are the many other benefits of practicing aikido that will assist in your child’s development.  For example:

  • Aikido improves co-ordination and fine motor skills.
  • As your child learns new skills and adapts to the class environment they will develop more self confidence and make new friends.
  • Aikido will develop more self discipline as your child will learn to follow instructions whilst achieving their goals.
  • Respect is a key component of any traditional martial art. Your child will learn how by respecting themselves they will give more respect to others.
  • Aikido will develop your child’s focus, awareness and concentration as they master the relevant skills of the art.
  • Physical fitness is a huge part of your child’s training in aikido. Each class has a general fitness component where they will master the physical exercises outlined in their syllabus.

We teach the kids in a disciplined, safe yet fun environment where the emphasis is on cooperation and non-aggression. West Coast Aikido has been teaching children since 1993 and we have many gifted and experienced instructors who are able to get the best out of your child and develop them to their full potential.

Martial art training has been recognized as one of the safest and best activities in the world for teaching children self-esteem, self-discipline, self-confidence and life-skills. Psychologists, guidance counselors and teachers recommend martial arts for children with Autism, A.D.D., A.D.H.D and discipline issues.

We see our work as joining together with you as a parent in developing your child into the best that they can be and help them to be our next generation of black belts!

Martial art training has been recognized as one of the safest and best activities in the world for teaching children self-esteem, self-discipline, self-confidence and life-skills. Psychologists, guidance counselors and teachers recommend martial arts for children with Autism, A.D.D., A.D.H.D and discipline issues.

The Children’s classes age range is from 4 to 12 years of age separated into Pre-School aged classes and Primary School aged classes.

Please note: All of our instructors hold a current ‘Working with Children’ check.

Please see the class timetable for the right class for your child.

Call 9309 6506 today or fill in the Contact Form to arrange a FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON!