Classes for Youth


Classes for Youth
These classes introduce youth to the basic concepts and techniques of Aikido.
● FOR WHO The Program is specifically tailored for youths 12 to 18 years of age with or without prior experience who are interested in trying out Aikido.
● FOCUS With an emphasis on safety, youth learn the fundamentals of Aikido practice including etiquette, footwork, body movement, posture, positioning, basic techniques, falling safely and weapons practice, all under the supervision of senior instructors.
● BENEFITS Among many other benefits, Aikido practice improves health, increases flexibility, sharpens reflexes, enhances coordination, improves body alignment and promotes relaxation. And of course it's a fun and excellent way to learn self-defense and the most modern of Japanese martial arts.
When and where are the classes held?

  • The 2023 Winter Term of the Youth Program starts Wednesday January 11, 2023 and ends Wednesday April 5, 2023.

  • Classes take place on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm and on Fridays from 5:15 to 6:00 pm at the dojo. Each of these classes includes Aikido, jo (wooden staff) and bokken (wooden sword) practice.

  • Youth are also invited to participate in the Weapons classes for Adults that take place outdoors in High Park from 10:00 to 11:30 am on the first Saturday of the month, weather permitting. If due to bad weather these classes cannot be held outdoors, a Weapons class for Adults is held at the dojo at 10:45 am, and Youth can participate in this class via Zoom.

  • Youth can attend an unlimited number of classes, as shown on the schedule below.


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
IAIDO
D, Z
Eric
9:30-10:30 am
AIKIDO
CHILDREN - D
Jo, Kelly
9:30-10:15 am
WEAPONS
D, HP
Sensei
10:45-11:45 am
INTRO to IAIJUTSU
D, Z
Joel
10:30-11:45 am
AIKIDO
CHILDREN - D
Jo, Roxana
5:00-5:45 pm
AIKIDO
YOUTH - D
Mike
5:00-5:45 pm
AIKIDO
YOUTH - D
Alireza
5:15-6:00 pm
AIKIDO
D
Sensei
12:00-1:00 pm
AIKIDO
D
Joel
12:00- 1:00 pm
IAIDO
D, Z
Eric
6:00-7:00 pm
WEAPONS
D
Sensei
6:00-7:00 pm
IAIDO
D, Z
Eric
6:00-7:00 pm
AIKIDO
D
Eric
6:00-7:00 pm
AIKIDO
D
Alireza
6:15-7:15 pm
AIKIDO
D
Sensei
7:15-8:30 pm
AIKIDO
D
Yelitza
7:15-8:30 pm
AIKIDO
D
Sensei
7:15-8:30 pm
AIKIDO
D
Yelitza
7:15-8:30 pm
D = at dojo, Z = Zoom, HP = outdoors at High Park

First Saturday of the month:
Weapons classes (bokken and jo) take place outdoors in High Park at 10:00 am, and all classes at the dojo are canceled. If due to bad weather classes cannot be held outdoors, all classes at the dojo are reinstated.


Can I visit the dojo to observe a class?

Yes. You do not need an appointment to observe any of our classes.


Can I try a free class ?

Yes. To participate you need to register by following the instructions below.


How do I register my youth for classes?

To register for classes or to try a free class please complete and submit the Registration Form below. Once we receive the form we will contact you with further details.

Subject:

REGISTRATION FORM
Fields indicated by * are required.
*Youth's Name:
*Date of Birth:
*Gender:
*Parent's Name:
*Email:
*Home Address:
*City:
*Province:
*Postal Code:
*Phone 1:
*Phone 2:
*Phone 3:
 Comments:
     


What should I wear and bring for a class at the dojo?

  • Appropriate clothing, such as a martial arts uniform if you have one, or gym or comfortable clothes if you don’t. No shorts please. A uniform is not required for outdoor classes.

  • Wearing a face mask is optional.


What should I expect when arriving for a class?

  • Before joining a class you will be required to sanitize your hands and if at the dojo, your feet as well.


How much does it cost?

There are costs for tuition, uniform and rank examination, as follows:

  • Tuition
    • Cost for tuition for the full 3 month Term is $ 260.
    • If paying monthly the cost is $90 / month.
    • You can see additional options on the Fees page.
    • Payment for tuition is due during the first week of the period payable.
  • Uniform
    • Cost of the uniform is additional, approximately $80 depending on size.
    • We do not sell sandals. You can purchase them at any store that carries them. Any kind of sandals will do.
  • Examination
    • Rank examinations for promotion to the next belt level take place during the last two weeks at the end of the Term.
    • The cost for the examination is $25, which includes a diploma and a new belt.
  • HST
    • All prices include HST.

Payment can be made
  • in cash or by cheque at the dojo,
  • by e-transfer to torontoaikikai[at]gmail.com, or
  • through Paypal or a credit card by using the "Donate" button below.


Please note:
  • Most of the time the Paypal donation / credit card process works just fine, but, every now and then it fails. We have found that this is not a problem with the button above but with Paypal itself. If you encounter this problem, the fix that has worked in every instance is to try again later. Apologies beforehand for the inconvenience if you encounter this erratic behaviour.
  • Please do not send payment via Paypal to the email address above as it only works for e-transfers. For payments with Paypal or with a credit card please use the Donate button above. Thanks.


Do you have additional questions?

We'll be happy to answer all your questions.
Please Contact Us.


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