Aikido for kids

Shizen tai Aikido dojo offers lessons for Youth and Chidren and what once started out with one or two students has grown to more than 25 children and Youth.

See article on the development of Aikido in South Africa:
Aikido for Kids in Johannesburg and Southern Africa

Aikido has many benefits for children:
  • 1) Since all Aikido movement is natural and rational, children find they are having fun and exercising at the same time.
  • 2) Aikido is non-competitive, so children develop at their own pace. And since they never feel inferior or superior they learn to co-operate with their fellow trainees.
  • 3) They develop a natural hierarchy based on experience and respect.They enjoy this order and always feel they belong.
  • 4) Aikido is non-aggressive so children develop a calm sense of purpose and self-confidence.
  • 5) Discipline and etiquette are fundamental when we practice Aikido. Great importance is given to our etiquette, respect of one another, developing a non-violent attitude and adopting a positive and proper style of living.
  • 6) Through respiratory and concentration exercises, the child develops mentally.
  • 7) Aikido develops the co-ordination of Body and Mind.



Fee Structure

Internet payment: Bryanpark R541 monthly before the 1st
Internet payment: Nelspruit R450 monthly before the 1st
Administration fee: R400 annually paid in January

Family discount 2 siblings less 5% of fees
Family discount 3 members less 7% of fees.

Weekly Schedule

Shizentai Dojo Bryanpark JHB


8 30am-9 30am Children(6-16 years)
Instructors-C Borman, Roland Middelberg, Wayne Lucas & D Schlebusch

Shizentai Dojo Nelspruit


5 00pm-6 00pm Children (6-12 years)
Regular practice Insructor-C Borman
Assistant Instructor-L Borman

5 00pm-6 00pm Children (6-12 years)
Regular practice Insructor-C Borman
Assistant Instructor-L Borman

Shizentai Dojo Uplands White River


2 30pm-4 00pm Children and Juniors
Regular practice Insructor-C Borman
Assistant Instructor-L Borman

basic aikido techniques

To order Aikido companion booklets

Cost: R140 per booklet

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