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Old 04-14-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
arjandevries
Dojo: Ima Juku
Location: Amersfoort
Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Middle School Students in Aikido Article

I will start an aikido class in a few weeks at a school with extra care on numerous subjects.
It is a school for kids from age 11 until 15.
Lots of them have social problems. I also give a course which is called Rock and Water.
It has a lot of aikido principles but no techniques. The next group is a more aggressive group with only boys who in fact stand alone when it really matters. Contact in this group is not done so I thought: maybe teach a little aikido and tenkan principles so the learn to see the other way too.
I hope it will work out.
The course is a bit short; 6 weeks, but when it turns out ok I will try to get another group for a longer time.
Off course for the whole year is fantastic but that will not happen I am afraid.

Greetings,

Arjan
Netherlands
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