Central Illinois Aikikai prides itself on a strong tradition of involving children in Aikido.
Youth Classes -- for children of ages 7-13.
Aikido offers an opportunity to study a martial art in a non-violent and non-competitive atmosphere. Emphasis is on etiquette, safety, self-control, concentration and flexibility.
Class meets on Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 p.m. and on Saturdays 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Children can try the first two classes for free. Beginners should wear loose, comfortable clothing (such as a t-shirt and exercise pants that go below the knee).
Cost: $25 per month for the first child; for each additional sibling, add $15 per month.
Aikido information sheet
Aikido terms reference sheet
Youth program test requirements