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Singing & Moving

Okina Taiko (Big Drum)

We use this song at the start of each and every class to wake up our arms and our voices. It’s a wonderful traditional melody that all our students love to sing.
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Kira Kira (Twinkle Twinkle)

We sing this song to finish each of our sessions as a way of calming students and introducing a familiar song in a different language.
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Kaeru no Uta (Sound of the Frog)

The sound of the frog is a great way to focus on our jumping movement and different postures!
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Kobuatnukitsuneko (Piglet, Raccoon, Fox & Cat)

This song is a really active way of learning not just animal names but also the noises they make (which in Japan can be quite different).
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Atama, Kata, Hiza, Pon! (Head, Shoulder, Knees & Clap!)

Throughout our training we’ll encourage students to use the Japanese names for simple parts of the body and this song is a perfect opportunity to learn these in a fun way.
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Ookina Kuri No (Under the Big Chestnut Tree)

The seasons play a big part in our sessions and will often help guide the content. This song is a great partnered activity for parents and little Ninjas.
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Ouma (Horse)

This is another simple animal song about a Mother Horse leading her baby that we use to get parents and children moving together.
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Zou San (Elephant)

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Gu Choki Pa (Rock, Scissors, Paper)

This versatile song helps with the finer motor controls encouraging students to make animals out of their hand shapes.
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