This is a special FREE online class presented by KidPass Live Stage (https://kidp.as/live). KidPass Live Stage is a free livestream series that is open for the community and showcases many of the incredible classes and instructors on KidPass.
Aikido is a super-fun and super-safe martial art. There are cool and interesting moves and techniques that we'll learn.
Since this week is Earth Week, we'll also be exploring the significance of the 5 Elements of earth from Japanese philosophy and how this philosophy ties in with the martial art of Aikido. AND we'll be having a raffle at the end of the class!
The Japanese elements are:
五大 GODAI means Five Great, with the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void.
地 Earth - The earth, ground. Resistance to movements. Stability.
水 - Water - Fluid, Liquid. Flexibility. Adaptability.
火 - Fire - Power, Passion, Motivation.
風 - Wind - Growth, Expansion, Freedom.
空 - Void - Also means Sky. Unlimited space, Spirituality, Creativity.
The class starts with "please." We then go through our warm-ups.
After that, we choose from learning a specific Aikido martial arts technique, a super fun Aikido game, or sometimes even "pretend sword" practice.
But we ALWAYS keep in mind kindness and compassion. Aikido is designed to protect not only us but our training partner, as well. This is why it is often referred to as "The Art of Peace".
Note that as a KidPass Live Stage performance, this class and your participation may be posted on KidPass social media. Since it is formatted for a large audience, there will be limited instructor interaction. If you enjoy the class, please visit the instructor's KidPass page where you can find other class offerings and formats including small-group, interactive classes. Learn more about KidPass Live Stage at http://kidp.as/live.
When to arrive:
They need to wear clothes that are comfortable. If they can be on a carpet, rather than a hard floor, they might be more comfortable. If not, no problem. If they have a martial arts uniform, they of course are welcome to wear it. IFFF they have a "bokken" (wooden sword) or toy sword, they should have it ready IN CASE we use it. If they don't have one and we decide to do sword practice, no worries. They can use a wooden spoon from the kitchen, or simply pretend. If you'd like to purchase either a uniform or wooden sword before the class, just text or call us at 424-209-2083 and we'll be happy to send you one.
1 hour in advance
Upcoming Schedule for The 5 Elements of Earth - Martial Art of Aikido Class AND RAFFLE! - KidPass Live Stage
Register your hyper little one in a martial arts class—from the comfort of your own living room! Aikido Kenkyukai International is a martial arts studio for kids (ages 3-16) that offers online sessions where kids can learn techniques from their own homes. Online sessions feature games and fun activities, and integrate traditional Aikido principles and movements. Kids will also learn confidence, discipline and respect—both inside and outside of the dojo in this open, encouraging environment. Register your child today!
This is an online provider that is hosted on the KidPass Digital Platform, which uses Zoom. Upon booking, you will receive a link to access the class in your booking confirmation email. Simply click on the link when it’s time for your class. Please download Zoom prior to the start of the class.