Aikido Portland Oregon
In our Kids Programs, we instill in our students the qualities that will help them throughout their lives. Through the principles of Aikido our kids learn that Commitment, Respect, Focus, Self-Discipline, Hard Work and Effort always make for a rewarding experience and bring positive results. We build our classes in a way where the kids know exactly how many classes they must attend and how they must behave in order to get belt promotions.
We specialize in empowering children who have never joined any physical activity or have been victims of constant bullying at school, into confident, respectful and skilled martial artists.
Our techniques aren’t based on kicking and punching. Nor are they based on prearranged katas. Instead, our kids learn how to apply self defense techniques with a training partner in a cooperative team atmosphere.
Benefits of Aikido for Kids:
- Physical Fitness
- Balance, Strength & Flexibility
- Self Confidence
- Mental Focus
- Self Discipline
- Academic Performance
Building Self Esteem In Every Child
Life throws us challenges every day. Children need to learn how to deal with these conflicts in a positive and non-violent manner. Conflict resolution and controlling aggression are the base for developing good self-defense skills. In addition to these lessons, your child will learn the physical techniques that help them feel more confident no matter what comes their way.
At Bridgetown Aikido, we approach each age group with different goals and we strive to inspire self esteem in every child. We create a safe environment so that your child will get the maximum benefit from our practical approach.
Aikido is an excellent form of physical exercise and self defense for children of all ages. Our philosophy is based on the belief that children are our most precious resources and we have the obligation to lead them in the right direction, exemplify responsibility and teach the difference between right and wrong.
In Aikido there is no competition. The only person a child is encouraged to challenge is him/herself. We strive to bring out the best in every child, letting them know that it is okay to make mistakes. In fact mistakes are encouraged – it’s the only way we learn!
Good for Parents
Aikido will keep your child physically fit and will show your child the benefits of good behavior. But best of all, our school’s class curriculum will also help them see the value of teamwork, good manners, and trying their best outside of the classroom.
How to Start
Come and watch a class! Your own experience will tell you if the philosophy, attitudes, and approaches are a fit for your child.
Feel free to call during regular business hours with questions, or come by to watch a class. Either way, one of our instructors will show you around and answer your questions.
Nothing special is needed. Simply fill out the registration form, pay tuition, and come with your child dressed in sweatpants and T-shirt to the class you wish to attend. When you are ready, training uniforms (keikogi) are for sale at the dojo.