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Junior Programs

If we had our say, we would teach all children Martial arts – it is simply such a powerful tool for growth when practiced responsibly.

We have found no better way to strengthen bodies, impart life lessons and develop the resilience necessary to meet life challenges.  At Martial Spirit, our junior programs are truly unique. Only our most experienced coaches instruct children.

Our programs also include formal training in 3 different arts; Aikido, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, allowing for specialisation in later years. These are taught using the structure and values of the traditional approach that has been preserved for hundreds of years in Asia.

Sprouts (3 - 7 Years)

There are tremendous benefits to introducing young children to the discipline of martial arts. Kids have a wealth of vibrant energy and in our highly acclaimed Sprout Program, we channel this energy to help children learn about movement, and lay the foundations for a healthy body and mind.

Sprout sessions include agility and conditioning drills, falling skills, martial arts techniques and games. Classes are fun, entertaining and motivating. Parents also participate in some of the  sessions to assist their children and share in the experience. We even have entire families joining us! We guarantee you will be smiling and laughing as hard as your children.

Sprout classes run Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons from 4:00 – 4:45PM

Thrive (8 - 14 Years)

It has never been tougher being a child with so much screen time and media influence. Parents report difficulty in balancing their children’s digital and physical activity. Our program helps kids discover the joy of using their bodies to learn new skills, the power of focus and the value of personal discipline. We believe that children are doing their best to navigate life and when given the right tools and experiences will naturally keep themselves in balance. This is what our thrive program is all about; providing children the tools and experiences to do great!

Children thrive in supportive, nurturing environments that foster independence and encourage practical skills development. Our Thrive Program has an educational focus and is specifically designed to provide the foundations for future training by teaching students the basic principles of martial arts including Aikido, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. In each class students will build strength and physical fitness, improve coordination, learn technical skills and practice those skills in play.

Thrive classes run Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 5:00 – 6:00PM

Shinzenryu Aikido Headquarters

30 Hope St, Brunswick

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