Students who have overcome the paralyzing effects of fear of failure excel in their pursuits. They develop a highly focused and motivated spirit because they attain goals readily. These students are calmer and less prone to anxiety. We teach discipline, self-control, confidence, and respect through Aikido training. We teach body control, poise, balance, and peace of mind through exercise and basic self-defense techniques. The emphasis is on non-violence, safety, and patience.
We teach something of value, yet fun, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Self-defense and positive self-image are emphasized. Small classes with personalized attention help the student deal with frustration and fears of the unknown. They learn to cooperate with others, listen and speak with respect. They display much more ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. It is not uncommon for our students to report better grades in school, less social problems with classmates, and a less contentious home life.