Teens

General Classes for 12- to 18-year old students. We offer teenagers an introduction to Aikido as the art of peace. Emphasis on falling and blending skills invites students to experience the win-win aspect of Aikido. The conflict resolution focus encourages students to handle stress under pressure in a calm and controlled manner. We include training with swords and staff to increase awareness and sensitivity to oncoming energy. As students' skills increase, so does their ability to handle the responsibility of the more advanced techniques. Experienced students are challenged by complex movement patterns and multiple-attack drills.

Teens are encouraged to attend two classes per week in order to develop a sense of practice and to develop their skills. Tuition covers two classes per week. Teens may also train in an adult class, on occasion, with permission from the instructor. This is particularly useful to students with more experience.