What do we teach this age group?
Our main focus of our martial art classes for children for this age group is on concentration, co-ordination and co-operation. We use a system of basic movements to teach the children concepts like sliding and stepping forward, twisting and pivoting. Awareness and ‘stranger danger’ is also in our syllabus and we teach the children some basic personal protection exercises. Having fun is very important and we play a series of games to help build up their social skills and their fitness.
When a child reaches 6 or 7 years old we assess whether they are ready to move up to our children’s martial art classes for juniors, 8–11 years old.
During the year we also hold social events for our children’s classes, these include a summer picnic and a Christmas party.
Aikido is fun and the other students are nice. I really enjoy it and enjoy learning everything about Aikido.
Are our instructors qualified?
All our martial arts instructors are qualified Aikido instructors and have undertaken our club children instructor course. They also have attended safeguarding and protecting children courses and are CRB checked. We have two instructors per class.
Where are the classes held?
Our children’s martial art classes in Oxford are held at the South Oxford Community Centre on a Thursday, 5.00–6.00pm.
My daughter loves her Aikido class. She comes home after a lesson and shows all the amazing stuff she has learned.