THE SENIOR SAMURAI PROGRAM
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
We at at the Dojo understand the importance of instilling the character traits of responsibility, respect, discipline, self confidence and excellent choice making skills in teens and young adults. Unlike most martial arts, Aikido is a traditional form with ZERO competition. Our focus is 100% on building strong character through teamwork, hard work, and leadership skills.
We work with teens and young adults to instill an internal competitive nature that focuses on how the individual can perform that their best and push that performance each day, without the need to compare with others. This leads to an atmosphere where students develop self-confidence and avoid unfair comparisons due to things like growth spurts, gender, and natural differences.
Our goal is to create leaders who take their Aikido training into the rest of their lives, developing a strong work ethic and desire to help others succeed as well. Senior Samurai are given the opportunity to help with Little and Junior Samurai classes if asked by instructors, as a way to reward hard work, discipline, and developing leadership qualities.
Discipline and concentration
A calm, stress reducing effect through breathing and meditation techniques
Increased confidence and a positive "can do" attitude
Heightened sense of spatial awareness
Sense of community
And, it's a great workout!
Minimum Age: 12 years old