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Old 10-16-2010, 10:37 AM   #7
Janet Rosen
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Re: training kids in Aikido

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Willi Brix wrote: View Post
Many dojos here have kids classes, but personally I think it is not really a great idea.
Aikido is way too esoteric and elaborate for kids, and when you modify it to make it interesting for kids, you end up with something like Judo, so why not send kids to Judo in the first place?
I'd say this depends on the teacher and the age of the kids (I've seen in some places kids as young as 5 which IMO is way too young - from my experience and observations, before 7 most kids lack the ability to focus and it's basically fun exercise). The kids coming through some of the dojos I've seen are definitely learning aikido.

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