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CHILDREN’S CLASSES

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Fall session is starting Thursday 6 September, inscriptions begin 5.45 p.m. .

Schedule:

  • Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sessions

September – December

January – April

April – June

Rates

Child – 100$ per session

Parent – 200$ for 3 months(can practice 3 times a week classes for All)

The class is structured around breathing and concentration exercises, practice with wooden sticks and the study of basic techniques of movement, throwing and control.Children learn how to fall and roll safely. Children will learn mutual respect through games and exercises, and become more open to and accepting of others.

They will learn that the greatest achievement in martial arts is not victory over an adversary, but overcoming one’s own weaknesses and limitations.Aikido motivates children to overcome their fears, to experiment, to extend their limits and embrace new challenges. Under these conditions, the instructor will make every effort to ensure that each child practices at his or her own level of ability. The richness of Aikido is adaptable for every stage of a child’s development.

Regular practice of Aikido allows for children to master the smallest details of technique, to develop their mental and physical stamina, to learn about themselves, to challenge themselves, to reach beyond and extend their abilities. Parents can practice with children.

 

Tests

There are five ranks, each one designed with its color:

  • Yellow belt (After a minimum of 20 hours of practice)
  • Orange Belt (After a minimum of 25 hours after the Yellow Belt)
  • Green Belt (After a minimum of 30 hours after the Orange Belt)
  • Blue Belt (After a minimum of 35 hours after Green Belt)
  • Brown Belt (After a minimum of 40 hours after Blue Belt)

Aikido represents a form of physical and spiritual study, in life of student. This great pedagogical richness makes excellent choice aikido as Martial Art for children.

La Forge Aikido Dojo