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Aviv
02-04-2010, 10:08 AM
Aiki Kodomo Kenshukai – Teaching Aikido to Children / Educators Seminar
2010 - Call for Presenters

In 2006, the first "How to Teach Aikido to Children" seminar for teachers was held in Virginia.
In 2008, the event was held in Berkeley, California. Each event included presentations from ten senseis and was enthusiastically received by 40 attendees. Many positive reports were written on many aikido websites (see http://www.aikidoinn.com/index.php?page=press for links to some reviews). As background info, the program from a prior Kenshukai seminar is posted on our website at http://www.gashuku.net/kenshukai.htm.

This year, we are back on the East Coast and the event, tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 19, 2010, will be held in our large, bright, new dojo. We are located one hour south of DC just off I-95.

The seminar is being organized as a resource for improving the quality and diversity of Aikido education to youths. It is likely that we will have international participation. The seminar will be taught by Aikido instructors and educators from a variety of affiliations and will be open to all Aikidoists.

The seminar is organized by Aikido in Fredericksburg with support by Aiki Extensions, Inc., both of which are non-profit organizations.

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s seminar, please send us a proposal via email to aviv@aikidoinn.com with the following information before February 28, 2010:
• Presentation Title:
• Content Summary:
• Target age group for content area:
• Min and Max Time Required:
• Your experience teaching Aikido to children:
• Amount of stipend required for you to attend:

The organizing committee will review the proposals received and will respond to each one in March. We hope to announce the tentative program for Kenshukai 2008 in April. Updates will be posted on www.gashuku.net

If you cannot participate, are there resources (such as publications, videos, teaching materials) that you can make available to the seminar at low/no cost? Are there other instructors that you suggest we contact?

Please contact me with any questions or ideas. Thank you for your support.

Aviv
05-10-2010, 11:55 AM
The 2010 Seminar is set and registrations are coming in!

Instructors are invited to participate in the 2010 Teaching Aikido to Children Educators Seminar June 19-20 in our fabulous new dojo in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Taught by teachers for teachers, this innovative program is a great event if you have a kids program or are contemplating adding one to your Aikido class schedule.

We are just of I-95 and could pick you up at Amtrak or one of the local airports if you are not driving. Overnight accommodations available.

Prior events have gotten rave reviews from participants. We’ve assembled an experienced group of Aikidoists, Senseis, and Educators to provide “how-to” resources and share best practices. Learn and network! Topics to be covered include:

v Classes for Young Children and Teens
v Effective Ukemi
v Organizing Gasshuku and Special Events
v Fostering New Enrollments and Student Retention
v The Power of Words
v Games, Games, Games
v Class Management
v Test Preparation
v Dealing with Behavioral Disorders
v Revamping Your Program for Success
v Marketing to Kids AND Parents

Go to www.gashuku.net and follow the links for the seminar flyer which includes testimonials from prior Kenshukai participants.

Please pass the word to other instructors that you know who might be interested.

Arigato.

AikiWeb System
05-10-2010, 04:53 PM
Posted 2010-05-09 18:55:30 by Aviv
News URL: http://www.gashuku.net

Instructors of Aikido to youths are invited to participate in the 2010 Teaching Aikido to Children Educators Seminar June 19-20 in our fabulous new dojo in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Taught by teachers for teachers, this innovative program is a great event if you have a kids program or are contemplating adding one to your Aikido class schedule.

Prior events have gotten rave reviews from participants. We’ve assembled an experienced group of Aikidoists, Senseis, and Educators to provide “how-to” resources and share best practices. Learn and network!

Got to http://www.gashuku.net for the flyer which lists topics and instructors.

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