Re: Children and adults together
That's the problem with people, it's often difficult to distinguish the bad ones from the good ones...
As a point of clarification, I see several posts that define children through different ages. I classify children as 12 or younger, 13-19 as teens. Legally, most states classify children as "minors" or individuals of 17 years of age or younger. I certainly see the dangers of children training aikido diminish as they grow older, especially in the teens. Teens are a different story. Teens are bigger, stronger, more intelligent and capable of making informed decisions than children. I feel more comfortable working teens into adult classes on a case by case basis.