SkillAi

Aikido methodology as a tool for skills development of young people with fewer opportunities.

Project objective

A common methodology of specialized Aikido trainings with the aim to develop skills young people need for reducing disruptive and assaultive behaviour among children in schools.

SkillAi Project is a collaboration between Slovenian, Dutch and Hungarian Aikido sports organizations. It addresses the topic of promoting education through sport with special focus on providing young people with the tools for dealing with agression and bullying.

Within the project we prepare and facilitate workshops for young people with the special focus on those who lack social and emotional skills to respond constructively to aggression and violence.

With the use of Aikido as a methodological tool and implementation of Aikido non-competitive values and principles, we will be developing of specific skills and competences of youth in order for them to efficiently cope with different types of aggression.

School workshops target young people from schools aged from 11 to 15 years. This is the age when aggression as well as bullying rates increase significantly in most European countries.

Youth workers and trainers involved in the project will develop and evaluate methodologies for implementation of above principles in school environment. Throughout the project, trainers will develop series of workshops which will be published at the end of the project and will be used in the years to come by both participating organizations and also wider.

Project will last for two years and within the project we will facilitate 160 Aikido workshops in each project country and four international youth seminars between the partners. At the end of the project, we will produce an online manual of developed workshops for train

Values

Implementation of Aikido non-competitive values invest in specific skills and competences of youth in order for them to efficiently cope with different types of aggressions, with specific focus on bullying.

Workshops

Workshops for young people with fewer opportunities with the special focus on the young people who lack social and emotional skills to respond constructively to internal and external aggression.

Toolbox

Toolbox of principles that will allow participants to resolve conflict in a peaceful, non-competitive way in parallel to existing methods for conflict resolution.