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?

  • 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. Weapons classes take place with adults on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am outdoors at High Park weather permitting, or at the dojo otherwise.

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

  • The Aikido Weapons classes include jo or the wooden staff and bokken or the wooden sword.

  • This is the youth class schedule:

HP (or D)

10:00 - 11:30 am

5:00 - 5:45 pm

5:15 - 6:00 pm
D = at dojo, HP = outdoors, at High Park

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 for classes?

To register for classes please complete each of the 4 steps in this section.

  1. Provide your contact information by filling and submitting the form below.
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    After pressing the "Send" button, you will be redirected to a "Thank-you" page. Return to this page using the Back button on your browser to continue the process.
    Name: *
    Date of Birth: *
    Gender: *
    Email Address: *
    Home Address:
    Postal Code:
    Phone 1:
    Phone 2:
    Phone 3:

  2. Review the document Toronto Aikikai’s Safety Plan. (Toronto Aikikai Procedures and Guidelines for Indoor and Outdoor Practice during COVID-19 Stage 3).

  3. Download this Waiver.

  4. Electronically complete the waiver, save it and email it to:
    Please note the waiver cannot be filled online. It must be downloaded to be filled properly.

Once we have received the above information and the Waiver we will send you further instructions.

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. Shorts are not allowed. A uniform is not required for outdoor classes.

  • A mask. Wearing a face masks is mandatory at all times while in the dojo.

  • A water bottle.

What should I expect when arriving for a class?

  • A check-in host will take your temperature . If it is above 37.8 °C, you will be turned away as a preventive measure.

  • The host will request you show proof of vaccination.

  • You will be required to complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Questionnaire every day you come to the dojo to observe or practice and show your results to the host.

  • 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?

  • You can see the fees packages we offer on the Fees page.

Do you have additional questions?

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

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