Aiki Extensions is an organization which focuses on the application of principles and practices from the non-violent martial art of Aikido in areas of life other than self-defense. This book is the first book published in English describing the broad range of ways that various Aikido instructors have found to utilize Aikido outside the martial art training venue.
Aikido defense techniques are based on principles of awareness, relaxation, balance, efficient generation of power, and cooperative movement. These principles are referred to by the term aiki, and they can improve people’s actions in any activity from using a computer, raking leaves, or violin playing to team building, conflict resolution or trauma recovery. AE was founded in the USA, and there are now active AE groups in Germany and England. This book is composed of a selection of the papers presented at the German Aiki Extension conferences of 2000 and 2002 and 2003. The papers have been translated into English. Edited by Stephan Richter, Peter Schettgen, David Sikora, and Paul Linden.
$12 USD of each purchase will be donated to Aiki Extensions.