Children's class (wednesday from 17h30 to 18h30) The children's class was launched in 2021 after years of REN SHIN KAN dojo's participation in the school's DAS (Dispositif d'Accrochage Scolaire) of the Farandole school. The school project had already highlighted the benefits of aikido for children, especially in the prevention of violence and school harassment. Therefore, in order to deepen these aspects and to allow this discipline to continue, Valentina Perazzini decided to propose this course open to all children aged 7 to 13 years. The practice of aikido for children has many advantages, the most important of which are : SELF-ESTEEM Aikido is a martial art based on the search for harmony. It is mainly practiced in pairs and, thanks to the techniques studied, the child can have a physical and non-violent exchange, which allows him to gain confidence in himself and in his relationship with others. BODY AND MIND DEVELOPMENT Aikido techniques work all the muscles of the body and thus ensure a perfect development during the growth phase. In addition, aikido is based on the relationship between body and mind, which allows for improved concentration and better centering. DISCIPLINE Like other Japanese martial arts, aikido has well-defined rules and etiquette to follow. Children learn to manage their impulses, follow the rules and respect others. This includes managing space and taking care of it. NON-COMPETITIVE Aikido is probably one of the only non-competitive martial arts. This sets it apart from other martial arts and provides children with the tools to learn benevolence and fair play. FUN In this class, aikido techniques and movements are approached in a fun way, with play areas well adapted to the age of the children.