Steve Sensei demonstrating a technique to the class
Aikikids practicing aikido technique in the auditorium, our main dojo
Andrew Sensei assisting with practice
Kids having fun with one of aikido games… learning through play
Andrew Sensei demonstrating a technique in the Penola centre, our outdoor dojo area
Aikikids practicing techniques
Many elements of aikido can be taught or reinforced through play
Senior Aikikids learn to use traditional Japanese weapons (wooden) including the bokken and jo
A grading about to commence
Aikido is the ‘Art of Peace’… our aikikids here are demonstrating our playful ‘Art of Peace’ sign
Welcome to Aikido Kids Brisbane
Aikido Kids Brisbane specialises in effective, non-aggressive martial arts for children 5 to 12 years of age. Head Aikikids Instructor, Steve Mitchell Sensei, has formulated his own unique kid-specific program based on the Aikido Yuishinkai Aikikids program - classes and times click here >>
Teaching martial arts to children is a skill in itself - to not just instruct them in Aikido techniques, but to keep their interest by making Aikido fun and and classes a place where they want to keep coming back to! We are blessed to have such instructors at Aikido Kids Brisbane who can relate to your child, at their level.
Our dojo is
open Tuesday afternoons and Saturday morning! Your first
class is free!
Why choose Aikido for you child over other martial arts available?
FUN - Aikido is fun, and ‘Aikikids’ is designed especially for children to have fun
Safety – safety is the most important principle in the dojo – risk is absolutely minimised
Activity – Aikido is great for cardiovascular fitness and flexibility
Anti-bullying – Aikido teaches self-defence techniques to deal with aggression
Confidence - develops confidence and independence, including difficult situations
Respect – Aikido teaches respect for self and others
Behaviour – children learn to relax and focus, and be calm
Working towards an achievement – children learn the value of perseverance and positiveness, and experience achievement through grading and being awarded coloured belts
Cooperation – the dojo is a cooperative environment where progress relies on others
Non-competitive – Aikido does not have competitions, ability is assessed individually
Non-aggressive - Aikido is definitely not about children hurting others. It’s about respecting others, developing calmness and relaxation in difficult situations, as well as dealing with the aggression of others in a controlled way.
Progress - small child to adult ratio so children have close attention and progress quickly
Treating children as individuals – children progress at their own pace
Affordable – Hour-long classes. $5.00 per class or $50.00 per 12-class punch card
Qualified Instructors – all instructors are fully qualified, hold blue card and first aid certificates
Custom Designed Classes – we have specifically designed programs for children for age-appropriate learning
Approved After School Care Activity Coach/Provider
We understand that choosing the right martial arts for your child is difficult.
But what about the actual school they train at? Ensure you get both the right
martial art and best school for your child by having the prospective dojos
answer some important questions such as:
Q1. How committed is the club to their children’s
Q2. How many years has the instructor delivered the
Aikido Yuishinkai Aikikids syllabus?
Q3. How regularly does the ‘kids’ instructor teach
Q4. Does the club play games with the children?
Q5. Does the club look to encourage
confidence and character in their young students?
Q6. Does the club separate children of
different age groups?
Q7. What type of child-safety certification
do your instructors have?
Q8. What sort of community involvement has
the kids club had?
Q9. What facilities does the dojo offer?
Q10. How active is the dojo via social
We would also like to say a huge thank you to all those who have 'liked' us on Facebook,
and to all our visitors to our YouTube
Channel for their continued support!