By practicing Aikido, children acquire important life skills, as well as physical fitness and coordination. They learn the value of focus, teamwork, and discipline – not as abstract concepts, but through hands-on experience. Our children’s program is designed for kids 6 to 13 years old. Teens are welcome to join our adult classes. There are three kids’ classes per week: 5 to 5:45 PM Mondays and Thursdays, and 9 to 10 AM Saturdays. Testing is held on a quarterly basis.
“Before joining the Dojo, my son would question his physical abilities. A sign of his confidence in his ability is that he no longer questions his ability and in fact uses his Aikido training and approach in other aspects of his life. Seattle Aikikai is not just a Dojo where one learns the practice of Aikido, but a community. We are grateful to have found it!”
– Sanjay K.
“Aikido is a unique martial art that focuses on our relationships with others and ourselves with power and peace. I brought my kids to aikido to learn from others how to live well in the world, how to be responsible and disciplined, and cherish community. They found friends, support, and a ‘way’ that is their own path. We are grateful!!!”
– Seattle Aikikai parent