Re: YouTube: Tenzan Aikido Brown and Black Belt Children's Program
Excellent! Bruce found out exactly what I did, which is just teaching kids straight ahead aikido, and nothing that's modified, and no little silly kids games. Just teach them aikido.
We used to have a class on Sundays called "Family Class." Adult student classes and the kids classes were mixed together. There were even six-year-old kids who could train right along with the adults, who had just as much experience, technique, and understanding as the adults.
One kid could take bokken strikes from adults, and move calmly out of the way. Nose and toes. He got it.
His favorite technique was kaiten nage. He would apply atemi, knee to the stomach, and grab uke's hair. It was flawless and very effective. He and his father, who reached shodan, are still training together.