Aikido in Fredericksburg

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Basic Information

Address: 4006 Leonard Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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Aikido in Fredericksburg
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Additional Information

Focus: Non-Violent Martial Arts
Director: Aviv Goldsmith
Schools Served: Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, Caroline, Orange, Louisa
County: Spotsylvania
Ages: 6 and up
Program Highlights:

AIKIDO provides children a noncompetitive athletic activity. Our students perform at various levels of proficiency and progress at their own rate. Every child can progress and feel a sense of accomplishment. This allows a child to gain confidence in his or her own abilities while learning to deal effectively with peers and adults. AIKIDO teaches many lessons beyond self-defense. AIKIDO fosters self-esteem, confidence, discipline, patience, respect, courage, and perseverance without aggression

Program Information:

Activities in the Kids Classes are designed to enhance a child’s communication, cooperation, and self-discipline skills as well as teach self-defense without aggression.

Parents are welcome to train with their children. It's amazing the good that can come from families' sharing a hobby like AIKIDO

AIKIDO in Fredericksburg offers two levels of Kids Programs:

The Children’s Class is generally suggested for youth aged 6-12.
Those 10 years and up may be better suited to the Youth Class.

There is no strict age limit. For safe practice, the classes are divided for like sizes and maturity levels. We would love to meet your child and find the best fit for him or her. Click here to schedule a free trial class to see if AIKIDO is right for your child.

The Children’s Class meets twice a week for 45 minutes. The session begins with a check-in. Each child has a chance to practice speaking and listening. This fosters a sense of calm and concentration before practice. Class includes warm-ups, self defense techniques, and a game that helps develop strength, flexibility, and concentration skills. We strive to teach to the level of the class on a given day. The goal is to balance discipline, challenge, education, and fun.

The Youth Class meets once a week for 90 minutes. The format blends aspects of the Children’s and Adult classes in a manner that is best suited to those of this age group. As their maturity and AIKIDO skill develops, jo and bokken training are added. Training helps students define their own personal boundaries and become more comfortable in the world around them. Teens may also be invited to practice in certain Adults classes.

HOMESCHOOLERS - The Youth Class is perfect for homeschooled students ages 10 and up. We also have homeschoolers in the Children's Class. The class complements homeschool curricula in a structured, yet creative environment. The class provides physical education in a social setting and enhances communication, cooperation, and discipline skills.