Youth classes are for ages 8 up to approximately 14, based on the instructor’s judgment. A minimum age of 16 is required to earn a black belt.
Aikido provides activities which challenge children, while giving them the tools to meet those challenges. Aikido Silicon Valley focuses on teaching the principles of non-competitive, non-destructive and nurturing approach to martial arts.
Benefits Aikido gives children include:
- Improved focus and concentration
- True self esteem, gained from setting goals and meeting challenges
- Learning to develop and nurture relationships with others
- Improved motor skills and physical coordination, with an emphasis on training safely