Japanese yoga and martial arts classes for kids aged 4 – 13 years.
We help children learn to coordinate mind and body through Japanese yoga and the martial art of ki-aikido. Through playful activity in a co-operative environment, children learn to develop mindfulness and concentration, to relax while staying strong, and to approach challenges with a positive outlook.
✔︎ natural posture
✔︎ awareness of mind and body
✔︎ relaxed and positive approach to challenges
✔︎ meditation and relaxation techniques
✔︎ agility, balance, co-ordination, dexterity and flexibility
"Mere weeks after Lilah (9) began her Aikido journey with the Brighton Ki Society, we noticed a marked improvement in her concentration and self-confidence as well as her posture and stamina – a credit to the encouragement and careful instruction of her always patient and fun sensei Petr, and the empowering philosophy and practice of Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido."
– Adam (Lilah's dad)
Why choose our classes?
Our classes introduce children to the principles of mind and body coordination. This helps them direct their energy more positively and effectively, and gain self-confidence. Japanese yoga and ki-aikido training are combined in a non-competitive environment to allow children to develop their full potential.
This training promotes tangible benefits such as good mental and physical health. By applying the principles they learn – such as mindfulness and positivity – children can improve their performance in activities such as schoolwork, sports, music, and art.
Students also gain the intangible benefits of having a positive attitude, concentration, self-discipline, respect, always doing one's best and being able to calm one's mind.
We teach the art of non-dissension, which applies to leading and following in the dojo. It also applies directly to being able to get along with family, siblings, peers and schoolmates.
Children gain confidence in their abilities, and as they grow, the tools and direction of their training provide something for them to rely on. A disciplined, cooperative environment helps them learn to work and grow with others.
The support of a parent and/or other responsible adult is important to a child’s success. We encourage our parents/guardians to participate in our introductory lessons for adults, so that you can reinforce what your children learn in day-to-day life.
Communicate with your child’s teacher about his or her progress, and any difficulties inside or outside the dojo. This provides valuable insight for the instructor to use in helping your child.
All our instructors are CRB checked and certified by Ki Society HQ, and participate in ongoing instructor training programs to maintain their certification. Our instructors at the Brighton dojo are also among the most experienced members of the UK Ki Federation.