Aikido of Champlain Valley: Martial Arts & Conflict Resolution for Children
Saturdays, 9 a.m., Wednesdays, 4 p.m. and Thursdays, 4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30 2014
The Japanese martial art of Aikido integrates self-defense with a philosophy of nonviolence and compassion. Children’s classes include physical conditioning, bully awareness and prevention, and methods to cultivate inner calm. Visitors are always welcome, and children can try a class. Kindergarten (5-6 year olds), Thursday, 4 p.m. 7-12 year olds, Wednesday, 4 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. Free trial class: Classes begin on Sat. Jun. 1 & Jun. 5. Kindergarten classes begin on Jun. 6.