Why Children Should Study Aikido

There are many reasons why people choose to practice Aikido. For children, the main one tends to be based on the desire to find a non-violent alternative in the martial arts.

AikiKids teaches discipline, respect, and personal development; the great gifts that come from the martial arts.

We do not teach martial skills that damage children’s growing bodies or program a violent response to conflict.

AikiKids learn that being strong is not the same as being a bully.

Self-Defense

Aikido is an especially effective choice for children as its techniques do not rely on being stronger than an opponent.

The AikiKids syllabus teaches how to effectively neutralise strikes, escape grabs and holds, however, as their bodies are still developing, we do not teach children Aikido techniques that involve joint locking.

Personal Development

AikiKids helps children to develop on several levels; the physical activities develop co-ordination, balance, flexibility and general muscle tone as well as awareness of their surroundings.

Interacting with others in the Dojo teaches humility, self-respect, and respect for others.

Periods of sitting quietly and still, teach self-discipline in learning to self-regulate between activity and stillness.

It Feels Good to Practice Aikido

Kids have tons of energy and the natural desire to express it. To accommodate this energy, our kids’ classes are a combination of fun and physical activity, interspersed with periods of calm and focus. Our kids come off the mats feeling relaxed and having had a great time.

We encourage our students to practice Aikido to feel good, increase their confidence; strengthen themselves physically and mentally; and to constantly challenge themselves.

There is no competition in Aikido.

If there is an opponent, it is ourselves. We believe this to be true Budo (way of the warrior).


Please feel welcome to come and try Aikido with us!

Contact our Head Instructor:
Peter Noble
0434 44 88 92
peter@adelaideaikido.com