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Old 06-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
Shannon Frye
Dojo: Aikido Fellowship of VA / Chesapeake Va
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 184
Re: Tips for kids class

A favorite in my dojos is a variation of Simon Says, but call it "Sensei says". But DON'T elimintate anyone. When kids messup, just say "Ok - we'll start over". Never make anyone sit down for making a mistake.

A kids class with games or fun is a boring dry class. Kids learn best when they are playing.

Another game is to teach them 3 different things (tenkan, irimi, switch feet). Assign each a differnt number, then call them by number. Then start to switch up the order. Kids love it.

"In the end there can be only one"
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