Programme: Martial art – Aikido
Number of students: 25 students
Aikido is the art of taking another person’s attack and neutralizing its effectiveness by redirecting it in a peaceful and nonviolent way. Aikido teaches many lessons beyond self-defense. Aikido fosters self-esteem, confidence, discipline, patience, respect, courage, and perseverance without aggression. Activities in the classes are designed to enhance a child’s communication, cooperation, and self-discipline skills as well as teach self-defense without aggression. Aikido lessons are a dynamic and challenging approach to the martial arts. It is accessible for children who are athletic or not, energetic or calm, awkward or confident, shy or assertive, nice or maybe even a little wild once in a while!