Kids Klasses
6-12 years
(happy to discuss some flexibility on ages)

Days:               Mondays & Wednesdays

Times:             6:00pm – 7:00pm

      The kids klass is combined with adults for the first hour. They               learn a different syllabus to the adults. Most times they will train           with another kid. Where appropriate, they will train with an adult.         The advantage of training with an adult is most bullies are usually        bigger than them.

      Please arrive at least 15mins before start to help set-up.

      Doors open at 5:30

Cost:                $225 for a term

                        This equates to $25/week or $12.50/class.

      I will be happy to accept payment in installments, by arrangement

                        Additional non-immediate costs will be uniform and grading's.

                        Family discounts are available as per the FEES page.

FREE UNIFORM

When you sign up your child for 2 terms

via direct debit payment

Notes

  • My focus is on quality not quantity.

  • As I work a full-time job I am limited in what I can offer.

  • The children are taught a different syllabus to the adults.

  • I believe that for your child to achieve optimal benefit from Aikido they need to attend both classes. If competing schedules and commitments make this difficult I am willing to discuss an attendance 1/week initially. I would eventually expect an attendance of 2 classes per week 

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Dojo Etiquette& Guidelines

(extracted from Aikido Yuishinka website)

 

Aiki Kids Etiquette

  • TRAINING BEGINS WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE DOJO.

  • HOW YOU LOOK SHOWS SELF-RESPECT

  • BOWING SHOWS GRATITUDE AND RESPECT

  • DOJO ETIQUETTE SHOWS RESPECT FOR OTHERS

  • QUIET IN THE TRAINING HALL

  • UKE and NAGE – Partners cooperating together in training

  • AIKI DISCIPLINE IS SELF-DISCIPLINE

  • ALWAYS TRAIN IN A JOYOUS MANNER

A dojo, or training hall, is neither a sports venue (having no spectators) nor a school. It is a unique environment where Calm and Focused Awareness

are developed through training in martial technique. It is a refuge from the outside world, that should be mentally ‘left behind’ as you enter.

 

Training requires both calm and focus, and a quiet, focused environment is the desired ambience of the dojo. As Aikido has neither competition nor aggression an Aikido dojo is more peaceful than most.


Although initially some rules need to be learnt, dojo culture does not come from a set of rules but rather from the understanding of, and respect for, the goal of Aikido and the dedication of its practitioners.

 

  • Students must arrive early, help with setting up the dojo which allows the class to start on time.​

  • If you are late :
         - Wait off the mat for a sensei to signal that you may join the class.
         - Then bow and step onto the mat.

  • Children must wear shoes to the dojo door.

  • Always arrive with plenty of time to change into your gi and sign in.

  • Take off your shoes at the dojo door and leave neatly outside.

  • Sign in

  • Apply antiseptic gel to hands and feet. Your body,especially your feet, must be clean before stepping onto the mat.

  • Your fingers and toenails must be trimmed to avoid scratching your partners.

  • Bow towards kamiza when you enter through the dojo door.

  • Go to the change room and change quickly.

  • Your gi must always be clean.

  • If it is cold enough that an under-garment needs to worn, it must be a white t-shirt or singlet under their gi.

  • No rings, watches or jewellery can be worn on the mat in training.

  • Always bow towards kamiza when you enter and leave the dojo.

  • Always bow towards kamiza before you step on and off the mat.

  • Sit quietly and wait for class to start.

  • Always bow towards kamiza when you take a weapon on and off the mat.

  • Always bow to a training partner when you start and finish practising a technique with them.

  • No lollies or sugary drinks should be consumed before class by those children who have a tendency to become sugar-hyperactive.

  • Children’s sores should be covered with an effective bandage or plaster.

  • Always bow to a sensei to thank him or her for giving you personal instruction.

  • During class always ask a sensei if you want to leave the mat.

  • Do not be lazy in training. Be calm and focused.

  • Learn by focusing your attention and by practising intelligently.

  • Never interrupt the class by calling out. If you have to ask a question, wait until the sensei’s attention is available.

  • Drinking is allowed only when Sensei gives you permission.

  • Always keep the dojo clean. Pick up any rubbish. There are rubbish bins in the kitchen.

  • Pack any items used, away at the end of class.

Aikikids – training uniform

  • NO badges or markings are to be on the uniform

  • Tying the gi belt should be practised at home as homework until successfully acquired. You will be expected to be able to do this before you obtain your green belt.

  • Parents and guests (including children) cannot interact with the child during training. In some dojos parents are forbidden to attend……but not here.

  • If you choose to stay and watch, please be quiet.

  • Ensure your mobile phones are switched off in the dojo.

 

SEIZA ( kneeling position )
Always sit in seiza and wait calmly if you are not doing techniques.
Kneel down…on left knee first.
Stand up…with right leg first.
 

The dojo is a special place. It isn’t like school, or home, or a playground or a sports field. It is a place to practice and enjoy CALM IN ACTION, which is Aikido. This requires Focused Awareness which is difficult to learn if its too noisy. Keeping quiet doesn’t mean tiptoeing around like a mouse. It means respecting the calm feeling in the dojo, and playing your part in keeping that feeling of calm. Relax and enjoy it !
The class should never be disturbed by arguing, gossiping, asking unnecessary questions or pushing and shoving.

 

Uke is the one who falls, and Nage is the one who throws. We all take turns as uke and nage. When it is our turn to be uke we must try to flow wherever nage is leading us. This is very important, because it helps nage to learn the feeling of correct technique. Ukes must flow with the techniques, get up quickly, and turn to face nage, fully alert, and ready to attack again.

 

Aiki Discipline is NOT punishment. It is not meant to hurt you, embarass you, insult or reject you in any way.  It is done with love and kindness, to help you learn how to calm and focus yourself, so that you can grow into a Warrior of Peace. It is part of your training.

 

Anytime that a sensei feels your calm or focus has been lost, then he or she will simply send you to a Quiet Corner. They won’t give you a warning.
It’s then up to you to calm and focus yourself.

It is not a sensei’s job to be a schoolteacher or a parent. Their behaviour is not their ‘problem’…it’s yours!!
Remember the dojo is not like school or home.

 

In the Quiet Corner you will sit quietly in seiza, facing away from the class, and focus on what the sensei has given you to do. After about five minutes, if you are ready, you will turn around and face the class again sending ki towards the sensei who sent you to the Quiet Corner.

 

You are young and you have great potential to do and be whatever you want.
So…be good and do good.

 

Even though there seem to be many rules when you first start, and even though learning the techniques may sometimes seem way too easy, and sometimes way too hard…don’t worry. Enjoy the calm of the dojo. Enjoy learning Aikido. Remember…

 

Every drop of Kindness added to the world by you…
is part of the Upliftment of all living things.
So be happy to train and grow into a warrior……of Peace.

Holistic Junior Syllabus

Aikido Yuishinkai has a basic Junior Syllabus which covers techniques only.

Commencing 18/7/16 Bushinkan will start using it's expanded syllabus which goes beyond techniques by applying the principles of Budo (see right) in the Dojo, at home and school. Each child will have a number of comeptencies to achieve in their journey. When they have completed all the competencies they will then be graded to their next belt.

Ukrainian Hall, 19 Atkinson St, Queanbeyan, NSW | E-mail: sensei@bushinkan.com.auMob: 0409 321 213

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