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Old 11-18-2011, 04:20 PM   #14
Lyle Laizure
 
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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.

Lyle Laizure
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