Youth Programs


Check out our Virtual Community Center for some fun, creative and educational ideas to stay connected. 

Aiki Kids Child-Parent Fundamentals
Tuesdays - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12

Your child will learn basic stretching, rolling, ki-aikido self-defense techniques, and ki-meditation techniques. Parent participation is encouraged but not required. This class is designed to strengthen bodies and relationships through sweat, smiles and laughter.
Instructor: Patchen 

Martial Arts
Mondays  5 - 6 p.m.
Ages 6 - 12
Merriam Community Center
6040 Slater Street

Learn traditional martial arts techniques in a family friendly environment with an emphasis on awareness based self-defense and anti-bullying.  Improve discipline, focus and self-confidence while strengthening the body and mind.
Instructor: Joe Wood

Preschool Indoor Playground

Merriam Community Center
6040 Slater Street

Visit our magical indoor playground every Tuesday year-round, where it's never rainy, snowing or too hot. Little Tyke riding toys, a kitchen and more! Special activities included near the holidays. Parents must supervise their own children during playground time. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Ages 5 & under; 

$2 per child/per day or punch card available for 10 visits at $10.
For more information call 913-322-5550.