A Peace Dojo is a martial art school in which martial practice is explicitly oriented towards teaching skills of non-violence, conflict resolution and peacemaking.

 Martial practice is uniquely valuable for practicing peace because attack/defense drills offer the opportunity to train oneself to receive an opponent in an empathic and harmonious way.

A Peace Dojo may incorporate non-martial art practices which teach physical and verbal skills; and/or outreach peacemaking projects in the greater community; and/or intellectual studies of conflict and conflict resolution.

A Peace Dojo engages in rigorous and deliberate training practices to develop the capacity for skillful, healing action and the courage of heart needed to face the fear and violence in oneself and in the world.

 

For more information contact   Bill Leicht at    whiteleicht@gmail.com