Our kids classes offer a learning environment that teaches respect while allowing the children to have fun. Careful instruction in the technical and philosophical aspects of the martial arts is our goal. Sometimes the children practice rolling, falling and other coordination skills by playing games. At other times the focus is on increased awareness and concentration skills. The overall goal is to offer an alternative resolution in situations involving conflict or danger. 

Monday’s class, 7-9 years old, is geared towards games and physical skills appropriate for this age group, while the Saturday class, 10-15 years old, is geared towards learning Aikido technique, in an environment that is safe and friendly. These are ongoing monthly classes and participants can register for classes and begin at any time.

All students MUST sign-up with Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District, (LARPD) prior to attending class VIA THE LARPD WEBSITE, BY PHONE, OR IN PERSON AT HE ADDRESS BELOW. We are on the Youth Martial Arts page of the LAPRD Class Brochure.

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

4444 East Ave. Livermore, CA 94550 (925) 373-5700

LARPD Hours of Operation:

                                                  8 am - 6 pm    Mon - Thurs

                                                  8 am - 5 pm    Friday

                                                  9 am - 12pm   Saturday

For the first class of each session please arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork. All students must bring a signed copy of their LARPD waiver, a receipt for payment from LARPD, and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign our dojo waiver form. LARPD waivers are also available at the dojo if you don’t obtain one through the LARPD website.

We do not offer instruction for children under 7 years of age.

  1. INSTRUCTOR : Jay Hartley 3rd degree Black Belt

  2. COST : $58 through LARPD (+10% for non-Livermore residents)

  3. SCHEDULE : Ages 7-9yrs    -  Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

                 Ages 10-15yrs  -  Saturday 9:30 -10:30am