Kids & Youth

Kids & Youth: training schedule 2017 – 2018

The courses start on 4 September 2017.
Registration is possible any time of the year, unless the course is full.
A trial lesson is possible for the whole season. The courses start from 4 September 2017 till 29 June 2018. There are no lessons during the school holidays and bank holidays.

Vriesman Dojo Veemarkt 151  (Zeeburg)


15.45 – 16.30: 4 t/m 6 jaar
16.30 - 17.30: 7 t/m 8 jaar
17.00 – 18.00: 9 t/m 11 jaar

Dojo CVT, Ed Pelsterpark 8 (IJburg)


16.00 – 17.00: 8 t/m 11 jaar

Dojo Geleenstaat 34 (Rivierenbuurt, Zuid)


16.00 – 16.45: 4 t/m 6 jaar
17.00 – 18.00: 7 t/m 11 jaar


17.00 – 18.00: 7 t/m 11 jaar
18.00 - 19.00: Jeugd vanaf 10 jaar


A trial lesson is free. The lesson fees are: €35,- per months, €150,- per 5 months or €275,- for the whole season. A dojo member automatically becomes the member of the Dutch Aikikai Foundation, of which annual fee is €15.

The fee should be transfered to the following bank account or paid per cash at the beginning of the period. Cancellations should be notified per e-mail or writing letter. The term of notice is one calender month.

IBAN: NL88INGB00050480622 t.n.v. Aikido Centrum Amsterdam

Aikido Kids

It is very important for children to do physical exercise in regular basis. If it is fun and has more meaning than just physical movements, it is even better. Training budo, martial art in Japanese, provide a good opportunity for children to develop their inner strength as well as physical ability.

Learn to become Gentle(wo)man

Comparing concepts of gentle(wo)man in different cultures in the East and the West, you will be surprised to find many common values . The Japanese concept of bushido, the way of samurai warrior, can be featured by the virtues such as respect, honesty, justice and courage. Those values are also main components of the medieval European concept of chivalry and of nobility in Arabic culture. Thus, a certain set of mental values are considered to be universal for being a strong, civilized person.

Through Aikido training, children learn rules and manners in dojo: respect towards each other; sincere and positive attitude towards learning and practice in general; enthusiasm and courage to take a new step; patience and resilience to pursue their goal – of course we bring lots of playful elements into the process and make it enjoyable for all kids.

Strong Mind

As Aikido is not about being stronger/ better than others, we have no competition. Aikido training is to develop your own body and mind, it is a process to overcome one’s own weakness and strengthen one’s own person. Thus, children who are feeling hesitant to participate in sport activities can also enjoy Aikido training, through which they will certainly gain more self-confidence.

Self defence for youth 12+

This is a special course for youth 12+ based on the Aikido principle, defence without fighting.
Read more about the course.

Membership of Dutch Aikikai Foundation

All the our dojos are a recognized member of Dutch Aikikai Foundation - Aikido Nederland - NOC*NSF. Membership fee for the foundation is 15 euro (under 18 years old) per year. This membership fee should be transfered to the following bank account:

IBAN: NL90INGB0009475591, t.n.v. Stichting Aikikai Holland