The following is a brief explanation of the types of classes offered at the Sunshine Coast Dojo and the requirements for participation in them:
- Kidsclasses are open to children from 5 years old to 12/13 (depending on capability and body condition). Students at the age of 13 will participate in a transition phase from the kids class to the adults class over time.
- General Aikido Classes are open to all levels from the very beginner to the black belt. Classes always focus on basic fundamental techniques in a heavily structured and modelled way and are accessible to students of all levels.
- Advanced Aikido Classes are open to those who have graded to an acceptable level of proficiency (approx. 5th Kyu depending on student) and those who display a good level of fitness. Classes assume students have a solid grounding in Yoshinkan Aikido fundamentals and can explore more difficult techniques.
- Shintō Musō Ryū Classes are open to adult students who demonstrate the desire to deepen their training and life experience. Students in this traditional Japanese weapons class take on significant commitment through endless patience, sincerity and a willingness to learn things that are completely different from what they have done or learned in previous experiences. Furthermore, over time students in this class train with the expectation of developing a life based heavily on the Gojō – a value system with ‘benevolence’, ‘justice’, ‘etiquette’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘trust’ at its core.
ADULT CLASS TIMES:
MONDAY – General Aikido class: 6-7pm; Shinto Muso Ryu class: 7:15-8:15pm
WEDNESDAY – General Aikido class: 6-7pm
THURSDAY – General Aikido class: 6-7pm; Advanced Aikido class: 7:15-8pm
SATURDAY – General Aikido class 9:30-10:30am; Advanced Aikido class: 10:45-11:30am.
KIDS CLASS TIMES:
THURSDAY – AikiKids class: 4:30-5:15pm
SATURDAY – AikiKids class: 8:30-9:15am
2/4 Lynne Street, Caloundra. Queensland.