Join Tacoma Aikikai for a 3-day summer day camp adventure in Aikido. Kids will learn physical awareness through cooperation using aikido martial arts principles in games, partner practice, rolling, and falling. Each day will also include Japanese bento lunch, Japanese language lessons, crafts & culture, outside play in Franklin Park, and LIGHT SABERS. No aikido or martial arts experience is necessary.
Taught by Tacoma Aikikai Chief Instructors, Ea Murphy Sensei and Eric Gillet Sensei, who bring decades of experience (and a wealth fun ideas) from teaching aikido to kids in Europe, Japan, and the US.
Optional morning attendance in our Saturday, August 17th International Summer Seminar is included.
No Aikido Experience Necessary
Before August 1st: $225
After August 1st: $250
Training at Tacoma Aikikai
Tacoma Aikikai offers classes to youth age 6 and up. In general classes, kids of all ages and levels train together to learn cooperation, while older students gain mentorship skills. Kids classes provide a healthy dose of physical activity, with movement that cultivates physical fitness and healthy development. Physical contact with the mat, the teacher, and other students helps students feel comfortable in their bodies and their environment, increasing confidence and spatial awareness. While not a focus of the program, stripe and belt testing give benchmarks for achievement and foster a focus and self-discipline for youth.
|Class Schedule||Monthly Fees|
|Mondays (all ages, 6+): 4:30-5:20 pm||Unlimited: $80/month|
|Wednesdays (all ages, 6+): 4:30-5:20 pm||Beginner’s Special: $100/1 month + uniform|
|Thursdays (Preteen/Teen, 12+): 5:30 – 6:30 pm|
|Saturdays (all ages, 6+): 9-10 am|
**Family discount | 2 members – 10% of all fees, 3 members -15% off, 4+ members – 20% off