An empowering, fun, and enriching martial arts program for youth ages 4-17
Aikido Kids of Tamalpais Martial Arts Classes
Aikido Kids of Tamalpais (AKT) is an empowering, fun, and enriching after-school martial arts program for children and youth between the ages of four and seventeen that offers daily classes, Samurai summer camps, day camps, friendship seminars, and community events for those who want a more immersive experience.
The most effective way to learn is to be relaxed, feel safe, and have a good time while being passionately involved. That is exactly what your child will find here at Aiki Kids.
Dolano Arthur Aikido Instructor
Chief Instructor Dolano Arthur Sensei, mother of three, has been training Aikido for over 26 years and holds the rank of 4th degree black belt. Dolano Sensei is the founder of AKT which serves students ages 4-18 years of age.
Sensei’s focus in these programs is on helping children to advocate for themselves and each other and an all inclusive learning environment environment is created where children learn the power of empathy and compassion while understanding how to hold the line and say no when needed.
What Kids Learn From Aikido Training
As a deflective martial art that strives to create win/win situations for all, Aikido training teaches that peace is not a stagnant harmonious situation; it is an ever-changing invitation to find our center and move in integrity with ourselves and with others. Aikido Kids of Tamalpais provides your child with a dynamic structure for building powerful cooperative connections with others, developing clear communication skills, and learning to live in the world with an open, wise heart that is both compassionate and discerning.
The training we provide is tailored to the capacities and skill levels of the children within each age group, and careful attention is paid to the learning style and pace of every student.