Aikido for All Ages
Aikido offers benefits to young and old alike. Here are two articles from Riai members who took up Aikido at very different ages.
- Riai Aikido – A gentle art for kids by Jason Oxenham
- Becoming a Yellow Belt (6th kyu) by Hannah Lynch
- Aikido Great For All Ages by Margaret Wallach
In Riai we have a tradition that students who are about to grade for Shodan (1st degree black belt) or above prepare a short essay reflecting on some aspect of Aikido or Aikido training that is important to them personally, we call these essays robans. Each student reads their roban aloud at the the end of grading. As we add to the list below we hope to build up a collection of articles that capture the flavour of Riai Aikido and to provide a medium to share our experiences and insights.