Earlier this month Sensei scheduled our first parents class. What is parents class, you ask? It’s simple, really: the kids in our children’s program invited their mom or dad on the mat, to experience Aikido first hand. By helping teach their parents simple technique, our kids could demonstrate how much they’ve learned. Our parents, meanwhile, received a painless introduction to the art through their childrens’ eyes.
Don’t think, however, that the class was easy. Sensei demonstrated shikko (knee walking), as well as forward and back ukemi (rolling). Our parents also learned sumi-otoshi (corner drop) and participated in some aiki games, including shikko dodgeball and an ukemi relay race.
As usual, we took plenty of pictures. Enjoy!