As an extension to training, senior students in the under 18 yrs of age classes have the option to volunteer their time and effort as mentors. Students help to teach those who are their juniors (in age and rank). The program begins by training to become an Instructor’s Assistant, followed by Junior Instructor and finishing with Instructor. Character traits such as patience, discipline and compassion are developed along with honesty and a good work ethic. Minimum age and rank requirements apply.
New ITP participants
The BigRock Aikikai ITP is essentially a leadership program. As a senior student, you are giving your time and effort to your juniors. You are sharing the knowledge and experience you have acquired through your dedicated training. Sensei is putting his trust in you; it’s an important role. Please keep the following principles in mind:
All the tasks and assignments you need to do to earn Joshu will be recorded in what’s called the Joshu Workbook. Print the following document to create your own Joshu Workbook. Instructions on exactly how to complete your workbook are included on the last page.