Master Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei
Founder of Aikido
In 2001, the United Nations declared that September 21st is to be an International Day of Peace. On that day, every year, there are ceasefires in hundreds of conflicts around the world.
Many organizations worldwide celebrate that day with thousands of peace day events, benefit concerts, and other events to focus the world's attention on love, peace and harmony.
The International Aiki Peace Week allows members of the Aikido Community to take part in the global celebration of peace, and to offer Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei's remarkable vision to the wider world.
A whole week of peace-focused teaching is offered because many Aikido associations, organisations and clubs do not have classes every day, and may not be able to put on an event on September 21st.
This gives us, at the Arun Aikido Club, a unique opportunity to increase public awareness of Aikido as a joyful practice of harmony, compassion, and non-violence. We offer unique classes to the community that teach aiki principles to manage conflict and prevent violence.
All of our training fees and donations for the International Aiki Peace Week will be sent to Aiki Extensions who organise the events. They are a non-profit organisation founded in 1998, and dedicated to passing on and applying aiki principles outside of traditional martial arts training.
Members have applied Aiki principles in such areas as business, bodywork, psychotherapy, teaching, mediation, conflict resolution, and sports.
Tony Wilden, who founded the Arun Aikido Club in 1992, is a full member of Aiki Extensions and committed to offering the community all aspects of the art of Aikido. For full details and to join in please visit... Aiki Extensions
Thursday (TBA) September 2013
Arun Aikido Club Dojo
Holy Cross Community Centre,
Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK
(all training fees and donations go to Aiki Extensions)
Open to members of the public to come along and try Aiki principles. We will be covering a wide variety of aiki related activities including...
1 - How to be more aware of your surroundings.
2 - How to change your reaction to stress and tension.
3 - How to release problems and experience peace & harmony.
Practising a series of Aiki exercises to feel more peaceful... breath control, relaxation, meditation, focus mind power, partner training, balancing energy centres, aiki exercises, tibetan yoga, and much more!
You are most welcome to join us for our Aiki Peace Week celebration. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting, clothing... jogging trousers/t-shirt.