Our focus during Aikido lessons for youth is more on the martial side of Aikido. This way we challenge them on different levels. We create awareness and work on fitness. In the lessons we make use of situations and how to deal with them in the best possible way. During the summer, Urban Aikido is an excellent part where we train for example No-gi (without Aikido suit). In this way we bring Aikido closer to the perception of the young people.
The youth programme states 'standing up for yourself' central. You learn to stay more in touch with yourself and to let yourself be less carried away by emotions.
The self-defence techniques help you physically more resilient become. Improve your posture and appearance. Finally, you do not have to be big and strong for Aikido.
There is no previous knowledge required to participate in Aikido lessons for youth. Everyone trains at his or her own pace..
At Ando, we provide a safe and familiar learning environment. That is the way to make progress. After all, you learn by making mistakes.
Yes. We believe that Aikido works. Of course, like all martial arts, it requires enough mat-hours. In addition to this question, an Aikidoka only sees a 'battle won' when there was no need to fight. That is the essence of Aikido.
Aikido has many (graceful) turning movements. You will never see an Aikidoka blocking something, but turning with the energy coming at him. Followed by e.g. a wrist clamp, which then results in a nice floating roll. Not because this is a realistic falling motion, but because it is one of the best ways to prevent injuries. Did you know that Aikido has the most variations in fall breaking of all Martial-Arts?
The greatest differences are not in the techniques, but in the the context in which we explain and practise them. This is how challenge the youth moreThey use situations that they might encounter, for example, at school. (By the way, we also exchange the lessons sometimes).
It is as tough as you make it. We will try to challenge you on your levelso that when you go home you think 'hey what a good workout that was'. In the end, it's about learning to challenge yourself.
We will share the costs with you after the first lesson. It is important to us that you like Aikido.not because it is cheaper than tennis, for example. If it is too expensive, we will find a solution. The essence is, do you like Aikido? That is why our trial lesson is free. The choice after that is always up to you.