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How We Work with Children


Every child who comes to the dojo is a magical mystery to be explored. We are not interested in what labels have been placed on them. We meet them where they are and get to know them for who they are, and what makes them tick.

The first step in martial arts training is to bring children into their physical being so that they fully embody themselves. By inspiring them to move in ways they never thought possible, we help them experience for themselves the joy, the efficiency, and the grace of conscious, dynamic motion.


At Aikido Kids of Tamalpais, we encourage children to take out the fight and bring in the delight when it comes to learning who they are, living life, and loving themselves and others.


—Dolano Arthur Sensei

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