The Old City Aikido children’s program is focused on working with children between the ages of 6 and 13 to improve listening skills, discipline, alertness, self-confidence, and of course, learn Aikido! We have a great bunch of kids and the parents are very engaged as well. Our Philadelphia martial arts school is a wonderful environment to learn, share and become a member of an Aikido family. Students in the program will learn not only basic aikido techniques, but also a variety of skills and principles through physical exercise and mental discipline. The children's classes imparts the necessary etiquette and respect for tradition while helping them to foster sensitivity and patience towards their fellow students. On the mat, the physical aspect of training provides kids with a positive outlet for their energy, while our experienced instructors make sure that the energy is expended in a focused and good-natured way!