Extend Ki



A Place for Deeper Training... Traditional Martial Arts, Cultural Classes and Mind Body Fitness


"Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something." -Morihei Ueshiba

Kids Class

These classes are serious but fun combining traditional Aikido practice with fun learning activities. We utilize various drills and exercises to enhance agility, balance, and coordination. Kids work on discipline and respect in a good-hearted way, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn teamwork and cooperation. We emphasize the importance of listening, paying attention, following instructions and asking questions. Consistent training helps improve coordination, balance, and timing, and helps young people deal better with anger, stress, and negative emotions. Age 6-14.

For families! Parents are encouraged to take this class with their children. Work together with brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, or grandparents! Fun, constructive training for the whole family or for the individual. Aikido is uniquely qualified to help families learn to work together. Consistent practice fosters interfamily respect, communication, and understanding. How the adults embrace learning can help the youth. Plus it's a fun, healthy activity that the entire family can share

  • What are the physical benefits of Aikido? Flexibility, body awareness, balance and stability in motion.
  • How do we start? Come check us out. The first class is free. Your child can try a class and you'll get a sense of what Aikido and the dojo are like.
  • When can we start? Your child can start any time. Instructors adjust classes to suit the levels of the children on the mat.

Aikido for kids

Aikido is good for kids because it is non-competitive and non-aggressive. Through aikido, kids practice cooperation, awareness and concentration. They also learn respect for themselves and others. And Aikido is fun.

Contact Info

Phone: (219) 736-7854


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9117 Indiana Place, Merrillville, IN 46410


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