Aikido of Missoula
Aikido for Young People


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After School Aikido for Young People
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm

Cost: $55 per month

Young people learn:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Falling and rolling
  • A cooperative attitude
  • Centering
  • Self-defense skills
  • Self-respect
  • Aikido classes are noncompetitive, mutually supportive and fun!

    New students are accepted each month.
    Please call 549-8387 or
    to arrange an orientation class and registration!

    How to Enroll Your Child

    New students are accepted
    each month after attending a
    scheduled orientation class.

    1. Come watch a class
    2. Pre-Register (required) with check, cash or Paypal payment.
    3. Attend the Orientation!

    Next student orientation will be held on Monday, April 6th, 2020.
    Pre-Register by
    Wednesday, April. 1st

    Questions? Call for Details!


    *To offset the expenses incurred by offering the convenience of payment by credit card a $3 fee will be applied at checkout.

    Cancellation Policy
    If your plans change and you need to cancel participation in the class, Aikido of Missoula will refund the full amount of beginning class purchase less a $10 administrative fee up until the day before the class is scheduled to start. If this situation arises, please call in advance.

    Lesa Setters, AOM Young People's Aikido InstructorLesa Setters has been the director of AOM’s Young People’s Aikido program since 2008. An educator for over 20 years, she has been a teacher at the Missoula Community School since 2006. Lesa became a student of Aikido at Aikido of Missoula in 2002, drawn to the peaceful ethic of Aikido and to the challenge of learning the techniques. She was promoted to nidan in 2013. She says of her work with YPA, “I find that Aikido training helps children in many ways. Young people learn to center themselves and feel grounded in their bodies. They learn to relax and move in ways that prevent injury. Most importantly, they can discover their natural power, a positive power, in the noncompetitive atmosphere of the dojo.”