What do you feel are the benefits to teaching the youth Aikido?
I believe the benefits come in many forms. For example, it helps to improve and balance their temperament. For troubled youths, this is especially important. It also helps to improve concentration, gain more self-confidence, and stimulate perseverance – all vital qualities that every youth should learn to adopt. Furthermore, it helps children build better relations with their colleagues and community due to the pursuit of peace and harmony between two. I feel really happy when thinking about teaching the youth.
In Chile, how familiar are people with Aikido or martial arts in general?
In Chile, the general practice of Martial Arts dates to the 60’s and 70’s. Today, there are many practitioners and many schools of different styles. When it comes to Aikido, due to the fact in the last few years, the art of Aikido has become emancipated, are many styles of this martial art in Chile. In my opinion, I believe one of the great aspects of martial arts is that, even within a style (such as Aikido), you can still learn and study various points of view – adapting different techniques according to the instructor. This allows every individual to construct and complement your own path.