Re: Aikido in Schools
I have been teaching Aikido in the Omaha Public Schools for several years now, as part of their after school program. This being in primary and secondary grades. I have never had an issue with spirituality or religion. I conduct my classes there the same as I do at my own dojo. While the after school program isn't something the child is "graded" on I did introduce testing this year. Students will be able to "rank" in Aikido provided they able to demonstrate the techniques and have understanding of very basic Japanese language and ettiquette.