Summer Camp 2022 Registraion is now open! 

With proof of full vaccination children may now engage in contact training with parental consent. Social distance training will still be available for those who prefer. We are continuing to require mask wearing regardless of vaccination status.

Our classes have been adjusted for social distance training. When your child arrives we take role and require they wear a mask... Everyone washes  their hands at the beginning and end of each class. Hand sanitizer will be available during class.

Students that use the bathroom during class are required to wash hands to pandemic standards then staff sanitizes bathrooms. Hepa filters are installed in the bathrooms and we keep the ventilation fans going the entire time.

Top Self Defense Moves:
​Wear A Mask
Wash Your Hands

We have developed training tools and training dummies to support martial arts skill development without contact and have also created social distancing games.

Class Schedule
Aikido martial arts for kids
Taking a fall
Self defense for children
Cool Dude
In Control
Kali interpretation
Balance in Motion
Bow out

An empowering, fun, and enriching martial arts program for youth ages 4-17

Aikido Founder - O'Sensei Video

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.

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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 3rd 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. 

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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.

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What Aiki Kids Learn