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Old 07-28-2002, 10:36 AM   #1
Tamar
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aikido and dance/movement therapy

Hi All,

I am looking for some help to get information about aikido and children.
I've just finished my studies in Dance/Movement Therapy, and I intend to write my final
paper about aikido and DMT, based upon my (field work) experience with "therapeutic aikido" to children.
In this paper, I'd like to propose a model for combining the two disciplines.
(I've worked with children with learning disabilities, adolescents with social problems and
just a little with adults with mental health problems).

I would like to know about teaching aikido to children in general, and children with special
needs in particular; references to litterature, or to other people who may provide any help.

Thank you in advance,

Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
Tamar

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Old 07-28-2002, 04:22 PM   #2
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One web site you should check out is Aiki Extensions. Many of their affiliates work on children's programs, as you can see from the remarks next to their names.

Another source would be the book Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View by Gaku Homma Sensei.

Good luck on your paper,

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Old 07-28-2002, 04:41 PM   #3
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I am currently teaching martial arts to children ages 6-12 in a public housing communtiy in Northern Virginia. It is a combination of Karate and Aikido, but really not much of either in the traditional sense.

I am about 2 months into the project. It is going well, but not necessarily how I envisioned it.

In a traditional dojo/commercial environment you have a selection process that attracts and retains certain personalities and dispositions that are easy to work with.

With disadvantaged and emotionally handicapped kids etc....it is real interesting and requires a different approach and innovative/creative thinking.

I work with a social worker and several certified educators and it is really an evolving work in progress.

I would love to converse with you on this issue.

I don't see much difference in dance therapy and martial arts with these kids...with the exception that you may improve their esteem differently in dealing with bullies/drugs/etc with Martial Arts. I think the two are ,MA and Dance Therapy, are very compatible...and I would be interested in knowing more about dance therapy since probably more work in out there on it than on martial arts as therapy.

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Old 07-28-2002, 06:31 PM   #4
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Yep, check out Aiki-Extensions. They have people who combine Aikido with other disciplines.

Until again,

Lynn

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