Aikido is a great activity for kids (currently from age 9) (we also have classes for 14+ & adults). It teaches balance, co-ordination, body-awareness, dicipline, co-operation and sensititvity. At the same time, kids develop self-confidence and self-defence skills. Most importantly, it's fun and challenging for any age or ability. It involves rolls, stretches, partner practice, throws and pins. Aikido improves posture, core strength, timing and team work. As well as developing an awareness of what is going on around you and a community spirit.
Matt Teale sensei has over 30 years of experience of Aikido as well as being a doctor with a special interest in movement and neurological development. He & his wife, Alva are also trained in the INPP method which is designed to encourage the maturation of the neurological system of school aged children through simple body movement.
AIKI KIDS brings together the rich tradition of Japanese martial arts and the modern understanding of neurodevelopment to help your children become comfortable in their own bodies.
For more information please see the program.