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's remarkable vision to the wider world.
A 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 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.
who founded the Arun Aikido Club in 1992, is a full member of Aiki Extensions and is committed to offering the community the
unique art of Aikido.
Thursday 21st September 2017
Arun Aikido Club Dojo
Holy Cross Community Centre,
Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK PO21 5AU
Training Fee: £10
(all training fees donated to Aiki Extensions)
Sensei Tony J. Wilden 5th Dan
Sensei Piers Cooke 7th Dan (to be confirmed)
Sensei Neil Starks 5th Dan (to be confirmed)
Open to aikido students, and members of the public to come along and try Aiki principles. Covering a 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, tibetan yoga, fun, unique aiki techniques 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.
This is a popular seminar each year, because it is so unique. We only have space for 20 students, so book early to avoid disappointment!