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Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Gaku Homma Sensei’s dojo in Denver, Colorado, has included classes for children for many years. This book presents his approach to teaching them. The first part discusses what is unique about kids and explains how instruction of them differs from the instruction of adults. The second part details the basic techniques he covers with children, with explanations on how and why these should be taught.

  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • ISBN-10: 1556431392
  • ISBN-13:  9781556431395
  • Pages: 249
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, E-book

Ah… To Be A Kid: Three Dozen Aikido Games for Children

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

The author describes 31 games that can be played with children. All of which, he says in his introduction, “promote harmony, and do not focus on competition, winning, or losing.” He has tried the games for “over 20 years” and believes that each of these “fosters an awareness of harmony, blending with one’s environment, and develops trust and positive relationships.”

Notes: Practical exercises for children.

  • Publisher: Ohara Publications, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • ISBN-10:  0963853015
  • ISBN-13:  9780963853011
  • Pages: 81
  • Available Bindings: Paperback