Aikido for children and adolescents

March 30, 2012 in Allgemein by Aikido Dojo Südstern

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The Aikido Dojo Südstern offers three different training levels for children:
 
• Group I (ages 5 – 7)
• Group II (ages 8 – 12)
• Youth (ages 13 – 15)

Aikido für Kinder - Aikido Dojo am Südstern Berlin

body sensation

Children want to romp, scuffle and try things out by testing their bodies. For this the city offers limited possibilities. And children are not only becoming heavier, but also more and more unsatisfied. We offer your children the time and space for lending their natural impulses to move a form that is healthy and good fun. For Aikido is superbly suitable for children.

The Aikido Dojo Südstern has developed through years-long experience a teaching method that introduces to children the movements and principles of this gentle but effective martial art. With regular training children become more familiar with their body and develop a sense for both self-control and for a social quality which is nowadays no longer self-evident: respect for others.

Aikido für Kinder - Aikido Dojo am Südstern Berlin

body postures

The Aikido training helps in a playful way to tank up energy or to release steam. But it also nourishes the capacities of coordination and concentration, and improves unhealthy body postures.

At the center of the Aikido Dojo Südstern is the 180 qm mat space (without columns!). This offers an ideal space for intensive and safe training, but also for play and fun. Children have enough room to expend their excess energy. The dome-shaped ceiling and many windows create a bright and friendly room atmosphere.
  
  
Children and Youth Coach:
Jean-Marie Milleville, 5 th Dan
 
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Aikido Dojo Südstern offers three different training levels for children:

Aikido für Kinder - Aikido Dojo am Südstern Berlin

Self Protection

Group I (ages 5 – 7)
The aim if instruction at this group-level is to allow the children to become more familiar with their own body and with its various possibilities for movement. This class also develops the coordination for different movements and strengthens the child’s sense of balance. In this way the child’s energy can be channeled constructively.

Teaching program:
• simple warmup exercises
• pedagogical exercises for physical development
• safe landing techniques
• simple Aikido techniques

Aikido für Kinder - Aikido Dojo am Südstern Berlin

dynamic, flowing movement

Group II (ages 8 – 12)
In this group the emphasis lies with improving the children’s physical skills and coordination. The learning of still more specific Aikido techniques is given greater space and the idea of self-defense is incorporated into the training. Furthermore, a sense of self-confidence and of mutual respect is taught.

Teaching program:
• warmup exercises and fitness training
• safe landing techniques
• exercises for physical development
• basic Aikido techniques

Aikido für Kinder - Aikido Dojo am Südstern Berlin

learning of basic Aikido techniques

Adolescents (ages 13 – 15)
The teens now become acquainted with the diversity of Aikido techniques and practice effectively protecting themselves with defined body positions and with safe landing techniques. The gentle art and the philosophy of Aikido helps the children to work with and incorporate the possibilities for resolving conflicts on a peaceful basis.

Teaching program:
• warmup exercises and fitness training
• safe landing techniques
• further exercises for bodily development
• learning of basic Aikido techniques
• sword training