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Junior & Youth Aikido

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The martial art of Aikido is a particularly good activity for children whether they are into sport or not. Regular training will help develop life skills such as awareness, physical coordination, balance, focus, confidence and co-operation within a calm, safe and controlled environment.

Martial Arts Class Schedule - Juniors & Youths


JUNIORS (6-9 yrs)

YOUTHS (10-16 yrs)


5:00 - 6:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm



6:00 - 7:00 pm


9:30 - 10:30 am



We will not be taking on any new students until further notice due to current space requirements needed for safe training during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you are still interested, 
pease contact us first via the Dublin Tomiki Aikido facebook page or via email to mailbox@tomikiaikido.ie to let us know and we will get back in contact with you as soon as space is avaiable. 


A key difference of Aikido to other martial arts is that it is mostly defensive. Your child can, therefore, learn how to be more aware, effective and safe in potentially hostile situations without having to resort to excessive voilence as a reaction.

Children mimic what they learn. If you teach your child solely how to punch and kick, he or she will want to punch and kick. If you teach your child how to be more aware, relaxed and confident in a difficult encounter, fear and animosity become less important and less automatic in the moment. Clear thinking and instinctive, precise action replace violence as a response. This is the kind of martial art training on the Aikido mat that becomes a good methodology for dealing with life’s problems that your child will face as he or she grows up.

Much of Aikido martial art training takes place with a partner. This helps a child learn how to interact with others and build social skills; a valuable lesson for life. Aikido classes are taught in a safe controlled environment with well thought out training methods. The classes are comprised of warm-up exercises, basic movements that form the building blocks of Aikido, more advanced techniques, and some playful exercises/games meant to enrich the life skills already beginning to develop.

As a registered IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission) member, DTA takes compliance with Child Protection guidelines seriously. All senior Instructors in the children's classes have completed training in Child Protection in Sport, are Garda vetted and registered with IMAC. There is usually at least two senior instructors present for each children's class and often three or more. 

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What is the cost of Children's Aikido Martial Art classes at DTA?

€50 per month  

Your child's first month can be paid for in cash.  After that, fees are paid monthly in advance. Classes are 1 hour in length, twice per week and represent very good value (approx €6 per class).  Regular attendance twice per week is required to allow students to absorb, maintain and develop the skills of Aikido.  No discount is available for students who can only attend one class per week.

DTA Membership Application Form
Guardians/Parents are required to complete a registration form before their child will be allowed onto the mat

Download DTA Membership Application form


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Monthly Subs Payment 

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It's important to take into account that our club is run exclusively by volunteers during their personal time on a totally not-for-profit basis. Your child's subs go towards the expense of running the club; i.e. hall rental, Instructor Insurance, IMAC compliance and equipment purchase (mats) and maintenance. Your child's first month's subs can be paid in cash, however, thereafter monthly subs must be paid via SUBSNINJA.COM.

When your first month has come to an end you will receive an email via SUBSNINJA.COM inviting you to enter credit/debit card details for monthly billing. Your first card payment will be taken at that time and therafter on the 1st of every subsequent month.

We really appreciate your consideration in this matter as it helps greatly to reduce admin overhead and keep the club running smoothly.

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Insurance & Membership of the BAA (British Aikido Association)

For the first month, your child will be covered by the club's general insurance. Individual Membership of the BAA (British Aikido Association) is required for Insurance cover thereafter. (£25 per annum paid directly to the BAA).
You can pay the BAA directly by Bank Transfer (BACS) to:-

IBAN: GB88HBUK40370411459422

or you can give the equivalent in Euro to Keith or Pam and they will make a transfer on your behalf.

   BAA Membership form
   BAA Membership Form


What Parents are saying...

Here is a sample of testimonials taken from our Dublin Tomiki Aikido club Facebook page

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Discipline, Concentration, Confidence, Respect

Club Children's Officer

Garda vetted, Trained and Registered with IMAC

Grading Syllabus

BAA Junior & Youth Syllabus

DTA Members Code Of Conduct

Dojo Rules

DTA Child Protection Policy

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A modern Martial Art suitable for Children & Adults

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COVID-19 Class Pre-Registration Form 
(for existing members only)


Guardians should fill in this form on behalf of Junior and Youth members if they are coming to class today. 


SARS-Cov-2 / COVID 19 Notice

COVID-19 Declaration
Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours?

/ : Sudden loss of smell or taste?
/ : Sudden loss of energy?
/ : Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of breath?
/ : Heavy Cold or Flu-like symptoms?
/ : Temperature greater than 37.5C?
/ : Coughing?
/ : Diarrhoea?
/ : Has any household member had or is awaiting a test for Covid-19?
/ : Have you been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days?
/ : Have you returned from travelling in the last 14 Days?