Children’s Aikido

Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht offers children’s aikido in a safe learning environment. We work in a playful way on motor development, self-confidence, social skills and defensibility. See also this episode of Het Klokhuis over aikido.

Since August 2023 we started with children’s aikido in our dojo. During the whole year, children can join for a trial lesson. There are two age groups, both taught on Saturday mornings.

10:30 – 11:30 children from 6 until 9 years
11:30 – 12:45 children van 9 until 12 years

In the first group, movement, focus and play are the main focus. In addition, aikido techniques are playfully done. In the second group, aikido techniques are worked more seriously and there is also room for a game.

children's aikido

The classes will be taught by three experienced teachers, Yo-Yi, Erwin and Ernst, who are well-versed in training adults and children. All three are a black belt, Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) for caring for minors and have successfully completed the NOC*NSF recognized teacher education aikido.

If you are sixteen years old or older, you are welcome to come and train with us with the adults. When there are enough young members, we will set up a special training for this. You are welcome to take a free trial lesson with us. If you are under eighteen, you need permission from your parent(s), caretaker(s) or guardian.

During the school holidays there are no trainings. Parents will be informed about the changes in the schedule via email. All trainings can be found in our online calendar. Normally, children participate for an entire school year, but it is also possible to enroll in the meantime. We have different rates for this and we also give a discount to U-pas holders.

After following a trial lesson and a child becomes a member, an aikido suit needs to be bought. We advise from size 110 onward Ronin Club Judopak – Wit. Only for smaller sizes, we advise Ronin Aspirant Judopak – Wit. To find the correct size, a child can try on a suit from another child before of after the training.

The upcoming trainings children’s aikido are:

    If your child is interested in children's aikido, ask for a free trial lesson. Use the form below to plan a trial lesson or to ask Yo-Yi questions on children's aikido.








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