Polish Your Mind · Exercise Your Body

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Grand Opening

December 13, 2011

The grand opening was Saturday, December 3rd, we are NOW up and running!
Aj Embert Sensei
Children doing Ki warmup exercises


The goal of many martial arts is to “beat others before they beat you“. Many children don't want to hit others, even in self-defense. In Kokikai Aikido we do not defend ourselves by fighting. There is no sparring. There are no hitting or kicking techniques. We teach children to avoid conflict.

When, it is not possible to avoid a fight, we move out of the way of the attack. We use the attackers aggressive force against them and throw or pin the attacker on the ground.

Our goal is to defend ourselves without hurting others. Teach your children to be more civilized than the people that would attack them using the Kokikai Aikido techniques they will learn in children's class.

What is a typical class like?

  • stretching and warm-ups
  • calmness exercises
  • rolling and tumbling practice
  • self-defense techniques
  • noncompetitive games - teach coordination, timing, teamwork and FUN!
  • calmness exercise - teaches the power of focus and relaxation

What are the benefits of class?

Kokikai practice centers around being relaxed, calm, and aware to achieve your strongest state (see Basic Principles). We combat stress through training our mind and body to relax during a stressful situations (such as an attack).

This training directly helps students be their best in their daily lives. For example, at school, this training helps students be calm, aware, and relaxed during stressful situations such as test taking or participating in class.

Other benefits of Kokikai training include:

  • achievement
  • self confidence
  • self-defense techniques
  • improved grades
  • discipline