Coorparoo main dojo juniors
Pine Rivers PCYC dojo juniors
2020 Programme Starting Dates
Term 3 Friday 17 July – Friday 18 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Friday 9 October – Friday 11 December 10 weeks
TRAINING DAYS: Friday 4:15pm
Training fee: per term $45
Training gear: Keiko- gi (training wear) $45
Obi (belt) $10
The Budokwai Junior Training Programme
Our Aikido training teaches Children
Physical and mental coordination
Courtesy and social awareness
Health and Fitness
Elements of Japanese culture and language
Light Competition and sportsmanship
And how to have fun !!!
Class content consists of learning aikido self defense and sport skills, learning how to fall safely, learning how to breathe, walk, and do calisthenics exercises correctly. Japanese terminology is taught and depending on the teacher, Japanese language is used. The culture of Japan especially that of martial arts is taught, such as courtesy, respect, group synergy and self-discipline. Having fun is a main goal and many skills are taught as games.
National and local competitions are held for children consisting of judgment and scoring events, something for everybody. Competition is fun but not so intensive. There are now even international competitions involving kids starting from 2017.
There are examinations and a ranking system of ten kyu levels and two dan (black belt) levels. This grades the skills as the children develop and colored belts and certificates are issued by the Oceania Aikido Kyougi Renmei for such promotions. It is a very educational process.