Aikido Training for Toddler's
see Class time and prices for more details.
Welcome to Northside Aikido - Setsudo Dojo Caboolture and thank you for considering Ki Aikido as a martial art for your child(ren). As you are entrusting me with an important aspect of your child's education I would like you as parents or guardians to consider some of the following questions:
Why do you wish you child to do a martial art and what do you expect your child to gain from doing Aikido? (to help improve their self-confidence and self esteem or training them to fight with other children?). - What do you know about Aikido and why did you choose it? Is discipline an aspect your child is familiar with?
I will strive to ensure that each child has a positive experience in the dojo, that they enjoy themselves and that they achieve better communication skills, greater self esteem and respect for themselves and others. The atmosphere will be relaxed, fun and challenging for you and your child.
The main focus of the class is fun and games for the children, but they will also learn Japanese words, counting and fun exercises. The games are designed that they have a lot of fun but also that they learn cooperation and respect for others, themselves and help improve their self-confidence and self-esteem.
As this is a toddler's class I would ask that you put aside the half hour of your time and join in and participate on the mat with your child. This will not only encourage the children to attend but also allows them some special time to do something with one or both of their parents.
I would ask that you both wear loose comfortable clothing, have fingernails short where possible and that both hands and feet are very clean before entering the dojo. Footwear is to worn to the dojo and placed neatly outside the front doors, heels together and toes pointed outward. It is customary to bow upon entering and leaving the dojo and also upon going on and off the mat.
The information below will give you a basic idea of what the Toddlers Aikido training is about and provide details of the etiquette expected at the Dojo.
Behind the concept of etiquette, lies a far deeper meaning than first seems apparent. The respect and courtesy required when practicing Aikido encourages a growing sensitivity to our environment and the way we relate with others. It fosters an atmosphere of caring and trust, so that each child can meet challenges in safety, without fear. Though we strive to ensure that injuries do not occur, there is always the possibility of injury during any physical activity.
The class fee is $6 for a 1/2 hour class and payment should be made when the child checks in at the beginning of class. A training uniform (gi) should not be purchased until the child has made a serious commitment to aikido training. I suggest that the child attends some classes prior to the purchase of a uniform. When you are interested in a uniform please let me know and I will be able to organise their special uniform for you.
If you would like to know more or come along and visit us and see one of the classes please feel free, or you can contact me on 0419 778 486.
Tony Deckers Sensei