External After School Activities
The ISSH Aikido Club will continue from September 2023
The Club is a registered dojo of the Aikikai Foundation-Aikido World Headquarters and will begin its 8th year in operation at the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
Pacific Aikido’s classes provide the opportunity for students to train in a Japanese martial art with a balance of discipline and fun, both equally important. Aikido training helps to boost self-control, agility, coordination and flexibility and also teaches life skills, such as how to work respectfully with others. The training of physical skills also aids development of mental well being and confidence.
Current students and those taking part in any of our summer classes will have priority registration for September. New students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis.
Dates and times:
Fridays, September 8 to January 19 (15 classes)
3:15-4:15 (5 years old to grade 4)
*Students will be picked up after school and taken to Aikido. Parents pick up after Aikido.
4:15-5:15 (grade 5 and older)
*Students are welcome to come to the Drama room to wait for their class to start.
The Winter term will run from January 26 to the end of the school year.
Our classes run seven days a week at various locations in and around Tokyo.
Zenten Nihongo Book Club (ZBC)
Offered in Japanese by professional Japanese instructors, for students with native-level Japanese skills who wish to strengthen their Japanese language and reading comprehension skills. Students will participate in active conversation about various reading materials, facilitated by the instructor, as well as engage in related fun, cultural activities to encourage a lasting love of reading.
Zenten Nihongo Creative Writing (ZCW)
Zenten Creative Writing is a Japanese writing class offered by a professional Japanese instructor, for students with native-level Japanese writing skills. The class will explore different writing techniques and skills, including but not exclusive to haiku, poetry, short narrative, and stories. ZCW aims to foster and flourish a love of writing in Japanese, with an emphasis on encouraging students to use their imagination and creativity to express themselves on paper.