To celebrate the Defender of Ukraine Day and the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks, there took place in Cherkasy the All-Ukrainian Children’s Aikido Festival Cossack Entertainment.
The event was held at the school number 28. The organizers of the festival were the Ukrainian Aikido Aikikai Union and the Aikido and Budo Academy Ryushinkan (Cherkasy).
The Rezultat law firm supported the sports initiative as well.
In total, about a hundred children and 5 instructors gathered at the Festival. All interested instructors and athletes (aged 8 to 16) who had at least 1 year’s experience in martial arts, and admitted by their instructors, were able to participate.
The festival program was designed for two days, and they prepared for participants the Visiting Sites of Cossack Glory quest, trainings, mobile games (fun starts), and exhibition performances. They also treated the athletes to
Young defenders were awarded with diplomas of the All-Ukrainian Aikido Festival participants.
According to Viacheslav Kostiukov, President of the Aikido and Budo Academy Ryushinkan, such measures promoted sport, a healthy lifestyle, and martial arts in particular.
“Martial arts are for those who want not only to improve their physical form, but who strive to control their own bodies and learn to defend themselves. It is very important to cultivate these qualities in the younger generation. And such festivals definitely contribute to this,”
Viacheslav Kostiukov noted.