The Aiki-Tykes class, aka the “Toddlers Class” are for students just beginning their Aikido journey.

Typically, these kids begin at 4 years old up to and including about 6 and sometimes 7 depending on their maturity and training history. We have had situations where a 3 ½ year old sibling has been allowed to train with their older brother and sister in this class, but this does not happen too often.

Skills include a lot of strategic game playing such as: learning to roll games like tunnel tag, knee walk tag, rock ‘n rolling, listening exercises, team playing games like “blue-by-you”, zig-zag racing, leap frog, and “all the parents are it”.

We focus on motor skills, discipline, balance and most of all “left and right”. Our favorite saying is, “you can cry, but you have to keep going”, which the kids really get at some point in time. Rough housing is what we call “puppy dog play” and the kids really like this and we feel this kind of play develops their defensive instincts, but of course this is coupled with careful supervision by parents and teachers.

Event Timeslots (2)

Tuesday
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Toddlers Ages 4-6yrs

Thursday
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Toddlers Ages 4-6yrs