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Free Workshop: Creating Harmony from Conflict

Free Workshop: Creating Harmony from Conflict
27 Aug

In celebration of the International Day of Peace and in coordination with International Aiki Peace Week, Houston Ki Aikido will be offering a series of free interactive workshops for the public. Join us and learn how to be both Peaceful and Powerful.

How do we practice peace? We can wish for it and understand the necessity of it, but many of us struggle with how to resolve the conflicts both inside us and all around us. Our natural response to conflict is to fight, flight or freeze. Given that biological reality, we must deliberately and mindfully train ourselves to develop less primitive reactions to conflict. The art of Ki-Aikido is a path for such training, and our classes will introduce the principles behind Ki-Aikido: a blueprint for the applications of peace.

Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (Ki-Aikido) is an art of self-defense and mindful conflict resolution that strives to neutralize rather than combat aggression. Students of Ki-Aikido strive for “living calmness”: tension-free responses to all conflict, internal and external. Following our blueprint of dynamic awareness exercises, breath training, and assault drills, we train mentally, spiritually, and physically to create harmony from conflict. One attack at a time.

Join us at Safety America (2595 Cordes Drive, Sugar Land – click here to view our location) on:
Monday, September 15, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM,
Thursday, September 18, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM, and
Sunday, September 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(In addition to the above sessions, our regular aikido classes during the week of September 15th through September 20th will also be free and open to the public. Click here to view our schedule.)

We will introduce you to the practice mindset of Ki-Aikido: that conflict is neutralized by joining the aggressor and co-creating peaceful possibilities. Each session will consist of active participation in various simple yet dynamic meditative exercises, in addition to lecture, demonstration, and discussion. The exercises will not be rigorous, but will demonstrate through the body how our mind responds to conflict, aggression, or opposition – and how to use the principles of Ki-Aikido to find a harmonious resolution.

All classes in this series are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age, prior experience, or physical ability. Observers are also welcome, but participation is highly encouraged. We recommend you wear loose, comfortable workout clothing. Full length pants are preferred.

For any questions, please contact us at houstonkiaikido@yahoo.com.

In the midst of conflict, there are three kinds of people: those that are aggressive, those that are passive, and those that practice Aikido.