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For children (aged 5 to 18) with ASD or any other associated learning difficulty and their siblings.
Children must be able to access this activity on an adult to child ratio of 1:8.
The sessions are run by Sensei Jim Hey from Reading Taijutsu and ASD Family Help staff and volunteers.
The sessions are aimed specifically for ASD children and those with learning difficulties or anxiety. Siblings are always welcome.
Remember to wear loose comfortable clothing, e.g. track/jogging bottoms and old t-shirt. Most students wear a Gi (martial arts uniform) - this is the best choice to train in (and if you want to gain your belts, you'll need a Gi to wear your belt around).
Do NOT wear any of the following: tank tops, low cut tops, see-through tops, skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, chinos, belt buckles, jewellery or make-up. These are not appropriate or safe (in some cases), for our class.
We train in bare feet, so trimmed finger & toe-nails are advisable for the comfort of all students! (If you have issues with training in bare feet - speak to our staff before the class).
Please bring your own bottle of water. The children train hard and it is very thirsty work!
Cost is just £3.00 per child each week.
We are unable to book new children onto this activity without them first attending an assessment meeting. We do this at the Family Fun Sessions which are held once a month (please see separate listing here: Family Fun Session for details). This allows the child to meet some staff, see the venue and assess whether we are able to meet your child's needs.
Attending the Family Fun sessions with parents present, prior to attending this activity, is the best way to ensure your child has the most success possible within our Martial arts sessions.
If your child has not had an assessment meeting to attend Martial Arts, we are not able to accept your child onto this event. This is in the best interests and safety of all children, ensures we can meet every child's needs and makes sure we have enough staff to manage every session.
Our events are open to all affected by ASD or associated conditions (eg. Dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, Anxiety, PDA, ADHD etc)
- ASD Family Help
- ASD Family Help