The techniques are practiced in pairs, anyone can be a partner to anyone, they help eachother to master the technique instead of being the enemy that must be defeated. Training on aikido has no antagonism which often happens in the halls where people train combat sports, where children are divided into a A, B, and C categories. Some are competitors of A team, second B team and C team are the reserves, etc. Consciously or not, it creates differences between children because it is normal that some kids are more talented than others and that they arrive in a so-called A team faster. Regardless of the parents wishes, children can see that and wonder why they are not in A team, why can't they travel to competitions. When they finally realize that they are not good enough, that leads to withdrawal and general aversion to train anything, for fear that they won't be good enough. That does not happen in Aikido - because there is no competition - all the children are the same and everyone is treated equally. It is normal that some children are progressing faster and some slower, but coaches have time to devote to children who progress more slowly because they do not have a deadline to chase to prepare the team for some kind of competition. This provides a great advantage and to the coach and the kids because in all the training there is no nervousness, no one is in a hurry. A child can learn the technique in a week or two, it does not matter. Therefore, training feels relaxed and that is hard to find in any other hall. When I say relaxed not think the lack of discipline because discipline in training must exist, because the techniques that are taught are not harmless and the concentration must be on a high level. We all know that children today are overloaded with school and obligations. Almost all children go to extra classes in English or they are learning computer skills, which means they spend many hours sitting. Therefore it is not surprising when they come to training and they can not coordinate the work of the left and right leg with left leg or right arm. This is now a reality and everyday life. That is why on the children training they work on their motor skills and coordination of movements, which often leads to children later be able to achieve better results in school physical education classes and stop to avoid PE classes because of fear. However, for me personally one of my favorite events was when a kid from the club, a six year old, came to the training very proud and he told me that as of today he won't be "bullied" in kindergarten. I asked him why and he answered: "I was attacked again today by the big bully that beats me all the time and I twisted his arm and he cried. Now he will not bother me anymore ..." A six year old, all proud and with a broad smile on a his face, and barely a meter in height. Believe me, as I coach the younger group and every effort is worth for just such a smile - relieved of fear, full of confidence, that once again believes in himself.