We usually start consider plans for you moving to the Senior class a couple of months before you are 16.
We appreciate that we are all different with many factors at play.....
# The aikido techniques taught in the junior class are modified where necessary to avoid damaging the growth area of bones.
We are flexible about when you move classes. We can make plans from 15yrs 3 months or can delay right up to your 16th birthday. The deciding factor is yourself together with parental support.
Whenever you are ready and wanting to move we could offer a couple of months transition with options to ease into the Senior Classes:-
All students are encouraged to tell the coach, prior to the start of the lesson, if they aren't planning to leave early. Breaks at 60mins or 90mins are sensible.
So the first Step is to discuss what you would like to do with Sue.
The Details are on this page for Junior Members and their Parents to discuss
We would prefer you start on a Sunday to settle you in. Then any class on Monday (Wellington School) and Thursday (Altrincham Leisure Centre) will be fine. Start times on these days are 19:30
Initially you pay £2.50 per session but once you are settled in it would be time to ask your parents to pay monthly by BACS £13. This is a reduced fee from the Adults of £20.
Can be seen here. Although different people take classes the coaching team give continuity to the lessons through a coaching log. We would need to make the team aware of your start and option to train that suits your best.
How you and parents can stay updated particularly with cancelled classes.
If you have any queries speak to Sue on this subject rather than email - but her email is included below.