Practicing peace without falling

Kimochi aikido Dojo, recently recognized as a peace dojo has started a new initiative in Brussels, capital of Europe. A no fall aikido course is proposed to share and practice embodied peace practice. Movements inspired from aikido but without falls are proposed and connected with the meaning or principles of aikido as way to reconcile…

“A Way to Reconcile the World…” Aikido Story Book Now Available!

The big day has finally arrived and I have just given approval for the story book to be  available for purchase.  It has taken 2 years to put this together and obviously without your help and support as a story teller, it wouldn’t have happened…. This is a book to inspire and motivate all students and…

I-Key Miniworkshop, Somatic Nonviolence

Urban Visions gave an “I-Key Miniworkshop,” (somatic nonviolence) on the final day of International Aiki Peace Week (www.aikipeaceweek.org) 9/22/2013, Twenty two people gathered at the World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY, from nearby areas and the Bronx and Brooklyn. This event launched the Watershed Peace Dojo. Activists from community farming, community organizing, a Wall Street financial professional and Occupy Wall Street, plus four…

Kimochi aikido dojo in Namur (Belgium): peace dojo

The Aikido dojo Kimochi certified as “Peace Dojo”, une reconnaissance du travail fourni pour un aïkido vecteur de paix, de respect et de bienveillance. Le Kimochi est engagé dans la Semaine Internationale Aiki pour la Paix depuis 2010 et l’enseignement qui y est prodigué vise à faire le lien entre pratique aiki et attitude bienveillante au…