are our most precious resource, and as parents and teachers, we have an obligation to lead them in the right direction, exemplify responsibility, and teach the difference between right and wrong. Children need to understand kindness, respect, generosity and cooperation.

Aikido School has two programs for children between the ages of 5 to 11 to teach these traits through disciplined, but fun instruction.

The Dynamics of Nihon Goshin Aikido

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Little Ninjas (ages 5 to 7)

Little Ninjas is a program for younger children. Your children will learn not only the self-defense techniques, but also many important life skills, such as self-discipline, respect (for themselves and others,) self-confidence, and teamwork. But most of all, it's all about FUN!! Our specialized Little Ninja's program is an age-specific curriculum that is professionally designed to teach children important life skills in a fun, exciting and enriching manner. We use exciting and fun drills to teach your child life lessons.

Your Child Will Achieve More Than Just Learning to Kick and Punch

The Little Ninjas activities will keep your child physically fit and will show your child the benefits of good behavior. But best of all, our school's class curriculum will also help them see the value of teamwork, good manners and trying their best outside of the classroom.

Here are the 8 main life skills that are taught in the Little Ninjas program:

  • Focus
  • This will help your child's aim, listening skills and reaction skills. They will excel faster in any physical activities. Your child will also become a better listener and a more focused student in school.
  • Self Control
  • Having self control means making good decisions. Whether your child is handling a pet or handling a problem he or she will learn to make the right decisions. Control builds confidence.
  • Memory
  • Developing a good memory is exercise for your child's brain. The sooner your child exercises the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions.
  • Fitness
  • It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If your child does not burn off excess energy exercising, how will he or she burn off all of that energy?
  • Teamwork
  • Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. The more confident your child is willing to work with others, the more he or she will accomplish. Your child will develop character, which will help him or her make new friends and become a better leader in life.
  • Balance
  • This skill is crucial to develop at an early age. Your child is beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging like riding a two-wheel bicycle. Your child will develop good balance and a better posture.
  • Discipline
  • Our instructors use the Little Ninja drills to help create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Your child will also follow direction better.
  • Coordination
  • Your child will learn left from right. They will become better physical participants in sports and activities. Your child will sustain fewer injuries because they have better coordination.

Make Your Child Safer With Personal Development Lessons

Valuable personal development lessons have been built into the Little Ninjas curriculum. Your child will participate in discussions on: "Stranger Danger," when to call 911, "Fire Safety," "Street Safety" and more.

Little Ninja's Program Will Help Prepare Your Child For Life

Little Ninjas will improve your child's basic motor skills, as well as your child's positive mental skills. The skills will help your child enter society with a confident and enthusiastic outlook. Your child will become a better student in school, a better listener at home and feel more ambitious toward his/her future goals.

We believe the time between ages three and six are the most important years of a child's development. Let us help enhance your child's mental and physical development in a fun, positive and motivating way.

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Aikido Kidz (ages 8 to 11)

Aikido Kidz is a program for older children. Your children will continue to learn self defense techniques and life skills, but as they grow older, their life challenges they face become more complex.

Life throws us challenges every day -- sometimes in the form of conflict with other people. Children need to learn how to deal with these in a positive and non-violent manner. Conflict resolution and controlling aggression are the base for developing good self-defense skills. In addition to these lessons, your child will learn the physical techniques that help them feel more confident in tough times.

Aikido is not fighting; it is blending with an aggressor's force and then redirecting it, using balance, posture and mental awareness. Aikido is an excellent form of physical exercise and self defense. The study of Aikido involves teaming smooth balanced and coordinated movements in a non-competitive, cooperative atmosphere. During classes, students work with one another to refine their movements and further their understanding of Aikido principles. The practice of Aikido combines training of the mind, body, and spirit in a single unified discipline.

Benefits of Aikido Kidz

Your child will learn all the life skills benefits that are taught at our school as well as the physical self defense techniques to deal with bullies and the self confidence to deal with the peer pressure that is common as they mature.

At the Aikido School of Self Defense we structure our lessons in a practical manner and safe environment, so that your child will grow up with a more positive self image, and with compassionate leadership skills.