aikido poetry from the kids' class


Aikido Techniques

Two people facing each other.

The people are standing like this:

They put one leg in front

The other in back.

Looking to the side,
one person grabs other.

So the person who’s being grabbed
slides behind the person.

The person leans back.

The person lets go.

The other person grabs the person,
puts down the other.

Slaps the floor.

-S. Presser, Age 6


Shikko Walk

Put one leg down the other facing the Kamiza.


Slide the leg that’s down toward the leg that’s up.

Then keep on doing it.

-S. Presser, Age 6