At http://www.peaceweek.info I just signed up for PeaceWeek – the largest virtual peace summit ever created, with more than 50 global peacebuilders helping us make the shift to a culture of peace! It’s totally free and features leaders from around the world (not many martial artists yet, but I'm working on them). Calls are taped so you can catch up with ones you miss. Strangely enough, it happens at the same time as, around the world, aikido practitioners are standing in support of Peace Day by declaring 9/20-26 Aiki Peace Week. Hundreds of dojos are participating, offering teach-ins and peace-building classes, and that number can grow with your help. Please mention http://www.aikipeaceweek.org in your public media, and send us notice and a link so we may mention you in return and send people your way.
Hi Everyone,The Faulkner Society of New Orleans will host its annual literary festival on November 17-21 in the New Orleans French Quarter. The theme is The Literature of War and Collateral Damage. One of the guest speakers will be National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien.
The Society is particularly interested in receiving papers and offering presentations on the psychology of war from the perspective of depth psychology. Spring is one of the sponsors of the festival. I am including below links to the Call for Papers for the conference and the Submission Guidelines. I hope you will consider submitting a proposal and/or coming to New Orleans for this event!
Click here to view the Call for Papers
Click here to view the Submission Guidelines
For more information about the long history of the Faulkner Society, about this year's event more generally, as well as the content and speakers from past festivals, see www.wordsandmusic.org.
Nancy Cater, J.D., Ph.D.
Editor, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture
Publisher, Spring Journal Books
627 Ursulines St, #7
New Orleans, LA 70116
Beware: Berkeley Brandon's Beached Buccaneer Brouhaha
September 19th brings us once again to International Talk (Tweet, update, send emails) Like a Pirate Day, which also happens to be an excuse for my, surprisingly annual, Birthday Party. Prepare to dress in odd costumes and draw together around a fire under the open sky and consume sacrifices of once living beings, and indulge in various other cult-like behavior. If you'd like to give me something, please consider attending the Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu seminar at Aikido of Berkeley with Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden. The success of our first event with Toby Sensei would be a most excellent gift and you get AMAZING training into the bargain.
After training is done on Sunday, go to Caesar Chavez State Park on the Berkeley waterfront http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Caesar+chavez+state+park+berkeley&sll=37.872694,-122.271226&sspn=0.009401,0.017831&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=CESAR+CHAVEZ+STATE+PARK,+Berkeley,+Alameda,+California&ll=37.872414,-122.319975&spn=0.018801,0.035663&z=15&iwloc=A and look for the Skull and Crossed Bones NW of the parking circle at the west end of Spinnaker Way.
Dock your vessel, find a comfy place to rest your (costumed?!) bones while consuming Lisa food (no more need be said), playing various games (only some of which will involve hitting each other with sticks - wooden weapons welcome), share sea shanties, and generally unnerve the locals from 3pm-ish until you need to set sail (latest 10pm--ish).
If there is rain, we will gather instead at Aikido of Berkeley. Please visit http://aikidoofberkeley.com if you need details.
We also believe this celebration transcends the divisions of different schools, styles, and organizations, and that our collective action will make each of our efforts far more newsworthy than they would be in isolation. Embodying this "training across borders," Aiki Extensions, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the application of Aiki principles in situations outside the dojo, is organizing International Aiki Peace Week. A map of participating dojos around the world illustrates the sheer quantity of communities that are sharing Aikido’s peacemaking message.
We invite you to join us. All you have to do is contact us to join peace-focused Aikido classes during Aiki Peace Week Sept 20-26 http://www.aikipeaceweek.org/.
On September 21st, we will offer a special class for the general public (no prior experience required) that teaches Aiki principles as a way of managing conflict and preventing violence. The class will be followed by a community potluck and celebration which you are invited to attend.
Please come celebrate with us the real practice of peace in our time. Aikido of Berkeley - firstname.lastname@example.org 1352 S 49th St. Richmond, CA 94804. Please come at 6pm to sign-in and change into clothes in which you can move easily. Class will be from 6:30-8:15ish.
Announcing: International Day of Peace class during Aiki Peace Week http://www.aikipeaceweek.org at Aikido of Berkeley with Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido Club, as listed at http://internationaldayofpeace.org/participate/events_calendar.html
Category: Sports / Health
Peace Pathway: Health / Relationships
Event Name: Aiki Peace Week Classes at Aikido of Berkeley
Description: Around the world aikido practitioners are standing in support of Peace Day by declaring 9/20-26 Aiki Peace Week. Aikido of Berkeley will offer a special class for all on 9/21, teaching Aiki principles as a way of managing conflict and preventing violence.
Venue Type: Public
Event Type: Open
Country: United States
Address 1: 1352 S 49th St.
First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Williamscraig
Organization: Aiki Extensions - Aikido of Berkeley - Free Aiki Dojo
Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu (TSYR) seminar at Aikido of Berkeley with Toby Threadgill, Kaicho
There is at least one annual seminar with Kaicho Threadgill in California, and often there are two. Aikido of Berkeley hosts the Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Kai dojo under the direction of Ash Morgan Sensei. The history of seminars we have hosted is below. Kaicho Threadgill's seminars are usually open to the public on Friday night, a morning and afternoon session on Saturday, and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon is usually a Kai-only class to cover specific areas of interest.
Most often the public seminars include the practice of jujutsu body dynamics and movement, principles of timing, connection and initiative, internal strength building (how and why), and application of Nairiki (internal structure power generation) as part of overall technique.
Upcoming 2017 Seminar - November 10-12
Full Seminar $175.00 or $60.00 per session as long as limited spaces (30 per session) remain. Register by completing the online form at http://goo.gl/forms/FqZQlFi7zOjlc7UJ2. An overnight stay in the dojo can be arranged. Your registration is guaranteed when we confirm receipt (by email) of the full amount received via PayPal or check payable to Brandon Williamscraig and mailed to:
TSYR Seminar 5739 McBryde Ave. Richmond CA 94805.
For information contact Brandon email@example.com
August 12-14, 2016 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
May 17-19, 2013 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
March 23-25, 2012 at Aikido of Berkeley - Downtown
September 16-18, 2010 at Aikido of Berkeley - Bay View Dojo
This website is owned by Brandon WilliamsCraig, aikido 5th dan founder and Dojo Cho of Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley, who became a provisional TSYR student under Eric Winters in 2014, Ash Morgan in 2015, and joined the Kai on August 15th, 2016.
Especially for my students, please read Thomas Moore at http://culturesmith.com/wagn/TM_HuffPost_20100802