My 18-year-old son has been with the club for two years now and he has enjoyed every moment of it. Aikido threw him, literally and mentally :) The sensei are the nicest people you could wish for in a sports environment. They're passionate, humble and so enthusiastic about what they are teaching which benefits the students to a great extent. My son joined the group with no martial art experience and has been inspired to work harder with every class and not be concerned with doubts but with the progress and advancement he can achieve. Students are always put first in Keith's classes and stretched with a view to making them better. Thank you for all you do because it's beautiful! :))
We can't recommend this Martial Arts club enough. Our Boy joined in February last year and from the moment he walked through the door both us and Jake were made feel very welcome. Jake is a very shy kid and we were hoping this would make him a bit more outgoing and build his confidence. Keith, Pam and Jer are brilliant with the Children and in return they have gained their respect. We were amazed at how helpful and friendly each of the children were to each other. Th Jake it's like an extended family with lots of older brothers and sisters from the youth group. Jake loves coming each week and we can see how much more confident he has become in such a short time.
My son loves going training and from the beginning was made to feel a part of the club by the instructors and all the other kids. The kids class is the best kids martial arts class I've seen. I can't praise Keith, Pam and Jer enough for being great with the kids. With a constant flow of positive praise and instruction the class is both fun while still delivering the fundamentals and intricacies of Aikido. I really would recommend it to anyone interested in Aikido or martial arts classes in Dublin.
Have two sons aged 15 and 7 attending this excellent Martial Aart Aikido class run brilliantly by Keith and Pam with the ever present assistance of Jer which is greatly appreciated by all. The class is a great mix of fun and Aikido and the dedication that the Sensei give is shown by how successful, and ever expanding this group of eager young Aikido players are. They really are Champions but always prove it as well. If you have any kids, you could find no better discipline mixed with great fun and socialising than with Dublin Tomiki Aikido.
I have a 10 year old boy and a 7 year old girl attending the Aikido classes. The kids love it and it's the first activity they have both stayed in. The instructors are fantastic people and all the kids love them. It is a great activity to learn discipline, meet new friends and gain confidence. The Aikido classes are very well structured and with frequent one-on-one teaching, the children are interested from start to finish of every class! I would recommend this Aikido class to anyone in Dublin with children or teenagers and even for themselves as adults. Fantastic classes!
I have 3 boys aged 17, 14 and 8, they joined in September and October of 2013, they really enjoy Aikido and are already making brilliant progress. They have made so many new friends and become part of a great competitive Dublin Aikido team. They have travelled to Belfast and England regulary for seminars and competitions.... Really recommend sending your children and getting involved yourself.... I too have made new friends and love dropping the boys down... Keith and Pam always make everyone very welcome, brilliant friendly atmosphere.... Really worth trying it out....
In March (2013) I stumbled across Dublin Tomiki Aikido while scouting for suitable martial arts classes for my two young girls. I was looking for an club that was safe and run by friendly instructors that were qualified to teach children. The Instructors in DTA were Garda Vetted, Insured and had undergone Child protection training and were very welcoming to the girsl and I.
UPDATE:..(2016): Over the past three years I have seen my girls confidence grow, including their ability to focus, listen and learn, a key part of the Aikido dojo discipline which has fed into their behaviour at school and at home. Both of the girls were a bit undecided at the start, but the club instructors easily won them over. As well as having a lot of fun over the last three years they have progressed in the art, discovered new abilities, grown in confidence, made new friends, competed sucessfully and both remain eager for every class.
Its worth mentioning that the club also welcomes and encourages guardians/parents to participate where they can, including becoming adult members. With a comprehensive adult and junior Martial Art & Sports training programme it's really a club that the whole family can share and enjoy.
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