The Aiki Peace Week 2014 photo's and video were taken on 18th September at the Arun Aikido Club in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK.
These unique classes are offered to the community every year as part of the United Nations international day of peace celebrations.
Sensei Tony J. Wilden 5th Dan who founded the Arun Aikido Club in 1992, hosted the special Aiki Peace classes for the 4th year running.
Sensei Piers Cooke 7th Dan and two of his students joined us again. They are from Coldharbour Aikido Club, who are based in Surrey, UK.
Sensei Tony took the junior class, and the warm-up exercises for the adult class. This included a series of aiki exercises, breath control, tibetan yoga, and partner exercises all designed to...
balance the energy centres (chakras).
Sensei Piers showed us some excellent stretching exercises. Plus techniques that involved flowing movement, including kote gaeshi, ikkyo, and iriminage. His technique is relaxed and very powerful.
Sensei Piers also told us about a unique new book edited by his brother Sensei Quentin Cooke 7th Dan titled...
A Way To Reconcile the World
Sensei Tony had donated a copy to be given to one lucky student whose name was drawn randomly by Sensei Piers. Kevin Attrill was very pleased to receive it, and we look forward to his feedback on it.
All income from the book goes to the excellent work of Aiki Extensions
Apart from the benefits to the students, we raised some donations for the important work that Aiki Extensions are doing all over the world.
If YOU took part in an Aiki Peace Week celebration we want to hear about it. Kindly take the time to visit our Aiki Peace Week Forum and tell us all about Your Unique Experience... it's good to share :)
We hope you enjoy the pictures and Video below...
Samuel Wilden 4th kyu, puts on a black belt and experiences what it is like to teach a technique at our special Aiki Peace Week 2014 event.
Samuel throws Sensei Tony, as he teaches ryote mochi kokyu ho.
Jack Keane 5th kyu, puts on a black belt and experiences what it is like to teach a technique at our special Aiki Peace Week 2014 event.
Back Row: Dave, Dan, Tony, Piers, Robin, Kevin, Roman, Kate.
Middle Row: Grahame, Jessica, Maxi, Charlie, Ben, Thomas.
Front Row: Ajay, Samuel, Natasha, Jack, Posy.
Members of the Arun Aikido Club and Coldharbour Aikido Club come together to celebrate peace in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK
Sensei Piers Cooke 7th Dan (centre) and
Sensei Tony Wilden 5th Dan (left) bring their clubs together to
celebrate peace and harmony.
Sensei Piers and Sensei Tony sharing tips after class.
If YOU took part in an Aiki Peace Week celebration we want to hear about it. Kindly take the time to visit our Aiki Peace Week Forum and tell us about...
Your Unique Experience - it's good to share :)
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