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“It is important to get  to classes  before your belt test so you can prepare. Try hard and don’t stop.”

My name is Ian and I am 9 years old and I have been training for 5 years.

Belt tests aren’t hard IF you train a lot for them.  I recommend not missing classes so you can learn more aikido and if you miss too many classes you may not be able to take the belt test.

When you get closer to your belt  test you will train in more of the techniques that will be on your test.  It is important to get  to classes  before your belt test so you can prepare.

On the day of the belt test there are some important things to remember:

Remember to bring your sword , your dogi and sandals or flip flops – if you forget these items you can’t take your test

Don’t be late for the class or you can’t test

When you are asked to do something during the test, you should run to do whatever is asked of you.

You should not talk or ask questions. You should listen to the Sensei.

You should know the names  of techniques and sword work for the test in Japanese.  You will be asked to do certain techniques during the test.

Don’t be nervous. There is nothing to be nervous of.  Try hard and don’t stop.

I hope you will have a successful belt test.

Arigato gozaimashita,

Ian

Ian

Ian

AKI Santa Barbara, Youth Leadership Team Member

Ian is a member of the Youth Leadership Team at AKI Santa Barbara. As such, he is held to a higher standard than the other kids for attendance, manners, and dedication. Each week, he's required to train in a certain number of youth classes, serve as instructor apprentice, and attend international seminars with visiting instructors at our Los Angeles dojo. He's also required to arrive early at the dojo to clean and prepare the mats and stay till the end to clean and put away the mats.

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Feel free to drop us a line anytime. Call or Text: 424-209-2083

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"So much enthusiasm and dedication from Lia Sensei! Thank you for teaching our kids so superbly!"

Carlos Barrios MD

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"The work that Suzuki Sensei is doing with her students is phenomenal! I've been to the Santa Barbara dojo and trained as a guest. The dojo is spacious, the students kind and generous - and earnest martial artists."

"If you happen to live in any of the locations where Sensei has a dojo go and train. You will be glad you did. If you have children that are in need of a nourishing and fun environment - Aikido Kenkykai is the place to take them."

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