Kid’s Class sessions run throughout the year and new students are welcome to join at any time.
Our current session runs through the end of August. The September/October session will begin on September 9th. Click here for the session flyer. Drop-ins after the first week of the session will be accepted and fees will be prorated for the number of remaining sessions.
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Our Kids Class Mission – Join Us!
To provide children a program for personal growth, developing understanding, and building positive relationships by exploring and enhancing their physical and creative gifts and abilities through Yoshinkai Aikido.
Safe and Secure Studio
Our dojo is located one block from United Hospital in a safe commercial neighborhood. We believe in keeping danger at a distance by ongoing surveillance of our personal space. This is taught in class and practiced by the training staff. We do not provide information regarding ourstudents to anyone other than the formally identified guardians. Parents are always welcome to observe class and to participate as students.
Our curriculum director of the Kids Class is Jon Sharratt, and many other members of the Shuharikan teaching staff take part in teaching the Saturday classes. Please see the Teachers page to find out more about who we are.
Our Kids Teaching Method
Kids Class sessions are designed to engage the physical, intellectual, and emotional resources of our charges as we encourage them to have fun playing with one another. Our small group approach to teaching is intended to be flexible. We believe this allows the younger and less focused students to stay interested as they learn from the teachers and, very importantly, from their older cohorts during aikido training and game playing.