In this course we will show you mat-tested ways to lead successful and fun Aikido classes for senior citizens, veterans with PTSD, and Aikidoists of all ages that might have injuries or difficulty with regular ukemi.
O-Sensei believed that Aikido could be for everybody but not everybody’s Aikido is the same. Especially with our population aging, we can find ways to share Aikido with seniors as well as with those with physical and emotional disabilities. This can greatly expand your student audience. Aviv Sensei has been teaching No-Fall Aikido since 2006 and dojos around the U. S. have added similar programs to their repertoire. He is joined by two other expert instructors to present a survey of successful methods for No-Fall and Low-Impact Aikido. Be prepared to be inspired by expert instructors and benefit from the best practices that are shared.
Hi, I’m Aviv Goldsmith.
Aviv Sensei has been teaching Aikido since 1989 and running successful dojos since 1993. Now the Chief Instructor at the non-profit Aikido in Fredericksburg, he specializes in dojo management, instructor education, and working with special populations. He has used his MBA and project management experience to design, build, and operate a “green” dojo which is a regional Aikido destination.