Aikido of South Florida
Kids Camps

Aikido of South Florida offers
Camps For Kids ages 5-15!

Aikido Martial Arts Camps for Kids

Aikido Camp Sessions 2024

Summer Camp Sessions

  • Week 1 June 11 - June 14
  • Week 2 June 17 - June 21
  • Week 3 June 24 - June 28
  • Week 4 July 1 - July 5
  • Week 5 July 8 - July 12
  • Week 6 July 15 - July 19
  • Week 7 July 22 - July 26
  • Week 8 July 29 - August 2

Download the Summer Camp registration form.

About Aikido Camps For Kids:

Learn and Create!

Aikido Camp For Kids is an exclusive educational and cultural program available to children ages 5-15 years old. Our camp provides the unique opportunity for kids to discover and experience Japanese culture from Chief Instructor Stephanie Yap Sensei, 7th dan, who has lived in Japan over four years and has been teaching at Aikido of South Florida since she founded the school over 25 years ago. Aikido Camp For Kids will introduce your child to Japanese culture in a fun environment through the training of the wonderful non-violent martial art Aikido, Cooking, Japanese arts and crafts such as origami, Sumi-e (Japanese painting), pottery, calligraphy and making Sushi too! Don't miss this opportunity to keep your kids mentally and physically active during the school breaks!

Daily Camp Schedule

Drop off available from 7:30 am

7:30 - 9:00 Dojo Shoji
9:00 - 9:30 Brilliant Minds Club
10:00 - 11:00 Aikido/Jiu-Jitsu Class "Keiko", Yoga or Fun Core
11:30 - 2:30 Lunch "Hirugohan", Exploring the Great Outdoors at the Park, Learn Japanese and/or Arts and Crafts
10:00 - 2:30 Field Trip Days
2:30 - 4:30 Samurai Cinema
5:00 - 6:00 Aikido/Jiu-Jitsu

Aikido of South Florida's primary philosophy for teaching Aikido to children is to develop each child's own natural sense of self-worth through diligent training and discipline. We work to develop children levels of confidence, respect, and awareness though practice, patience and perseverance.

Aikido of South Florida highly emphasizes etiquette and discipline in a traditional dojo environment in hopes of integrating these skills into their everyday life for years to come. The benefits of entering aikido at an early age is to develop a calmer, more focused child which in turn promotes a better home life, better choice in peers, better school interaction and better grades. With the right instruction, children are able to overcome physical and emotional difficulties and begin to learn that the path of the warrior is actually the path of peace. Aikido affords children the confidence and integrity needed to avoid conflict and resolve differences peacefully in a manner that will evolve into something far more important and necessary as they mature.

Children are naturally active and full of energy. Our responsibility is to provide traditional instruction to all of our students to develop all aspects of their character. Building confidence, focus skills, camaraderie, self-worth and coordination which enhance their ability to interact with others will prove to be invaluable tools that will give your child the advantage in life.

Drop off and Pick up

Drop off is as early as 7:30am with the kids wearing their Aikido of South Florida T-shirt and comfortable shorts. Pick-up is between 6:00- 6:30 pm. The Children will be release ONLY to the names provided on the registration form. The school must be previously contacted and informed if any other persons will be picking up your child.


Training uniforms, gi, will be needed for daily practice and can be purchased from us for an additional fee at the time of registration for the discounted camp price of $30.00.


Although the fees will include snacks for the kids during the day, all lunches must be provided for the kids by the parents to ensure their dietary needs are personally satisfied.

Materials needed

The only materials the children will need to bring everyday will be a 3 ring binder to house the work that they will be provided, a pen, a black fine point sharpie, pencil, bathing suit/shorts for when we venture to Young Circle Park.

Camp Fees & Payment

Aikido Summer Camp & Spring Camp Fees

  • Non-Members: $375/week
  • ASF Kids Class Members: $325/week if you register before April 1st, $375/week after April 1st

Additional siblings and referrals can receive $25, $50, $75 or more per week in discounts!

Fees include snacks, classes, camp t-shirt, weekly field trips and all arts and crafts supplies. All lunches are to be provided by the parents to ensure your child’s personal dietary needs are satisfied.

Camp tuition is due before participation and can be paid via credit card, debit card or cash only. We can also auto debit your credit card or debit card once a week to ensure timely payment or just make it a little more convenient for you.

An additional $50 will be assessed for late payment, insufficient funds or declined funds at the time of debits. As a courtesy to our patrons and participants, Aikido of South Florida has allowed payments to be made weekly as we understand the challenge of making such a large payment in advance. However, although the dues are paid weekly, it is understood that the total amount at the time of registration will be paid in full. There will be no refunds under any circumstances. Non- attendance does not constitute cancellation or release your financial obligation for the weeks enrolled in this agreement.


There will no refunds under any circumstances.

Please call 954.929.2656
for registration

Click Here to download a Summer Camp registration form.

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Summer is over: Looking for an Exceptional After School Program for your child? If you are interested in a program that will advance your child mentally and physically, we offer an outstanding After School Program that is like no other.

Our highly acclaimed, stellar After School Program not only academically educates your child, but also teaches them many life lessons in the process. Aikido of South Florida’s After School Program provides personalized instruction in a traditional Japanese environment. We provide on site tutors who focus on getting your child on the honor roll by introducing study skills that have had high success rates in the advancement in school. We also have a group of extremely talented and experienced teachers that teach Aikido, Yoga, Meditation and Fun Core Classes to explore their mind, body and spirit, enhancing their ability to interact with others, confidently make better choices and learn to resolve differences peacefully.

Our mission is to develop all aspects of children’s characters and provide the tools that will give your child the advantage in life. Whether a member of our exceptional Spring Camps, Summer Camps or our After School Program, we take enormous pride in providing the highest quality of instruction and care for your child – all in a very clean, disciplined but fun environment.

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