The Future of Aikido - Peace Practices


Feb 18-20, 2011 

Come welcome Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley to the San Francisco Bay Area Aikido Community and support Free Aiki Dojo!

 

If you love aikido and want to help it grow into being a part of education, if you trained in a university club, if you are an alum of the UC system or value public education, save the date to train with Senseis Robert Frager, Paul Linden, Kayla Feder, and Brandon WilliamsCraig to raise funds for Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley. Please visit the event on Facebook and tell your friends!

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Please pre-register here:

This is the pre-registration amount. At the door there will be an additional $5 charge for entry.

Registration is through our nonprofit partner Association Building Community, originally incorporated as "Beamish Process Arts" which is the name which will appear in the PayPal process and on your statement. Please print and bring your receipt with you for admission.


No one turned away for lack of funds, but we must raise money for the event to happen and make a difference.

Please pre-register!

Tax deductible donations welcome.

Sponsor a student to learn about peace-making.

Please spread the word!

 


Where?

Aikido of Berkeley 1352 S 49th St. Richmond, CA

When?

Feb 18, 19, and 20, 2011

What?

When we speak of the future of Aikido, we mean not only the ever-expanding practice of the art by over one million students and teachers in dojos around the world, but also the extension of aiki principles into the process arts (group process design and facilitation), which is to say at least into politics, facilitation, somatics, activism, social justice, law enforcement, psychotherapy, and education at all levels, so that peace-building responses to literal, systemic, and even potential violence may be ever-ready.

Themes

  • Why aikido works and doesn't work (anatomically speaking) on the mat
  • How aiki works and doesn't work (metaphorically speaking) in the dojo, community, and beyond
  • Compassion and awareness as a power source
  • Investigating the underlying logic (body and mind) from which aikido technique springs into the world in process arts.

Who?

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Robert Frager Ph.D. is renowned for his pioneering work in the field of transpersonal psychology and for his role in establishing the country's first educational institution dedicated to this emerging field of research and practice. He also teaches courses in Spiritual Psychology and The Wisdom of Islam at the online University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles. He is also a Sufi teacher, or sheikh, in the Halveti-Jerrahi Order, in which he was initiated by Muzaffer Ozak. He currently leads a dergah in Redwood City, California as Sheikh Ragip al-Jerrahi. Dr. Frager has been practicing the martial arts for over 50 years. He has been practicing Aikido since 1964 and currently holds the rank of 7th dan. He personally trained with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, while living in Tokyo, Japan in the mid sixties. (from Wikipedia)

 

Robert Frager and Morihei Ueshiba, O' Sensei.

 

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Paul Linden Ph.D., 6th dan, is Dojo Cho of Aikido of Columbus and an alum both of UC Berkeley and the Aikido Club begun there in the late 1960's by Senseis Robert Frager and Stan Pranin. Linden Sensei created and teaches a somatic process called "Being In Movement®" mindbody education, which fundamentally is drawn from Aikido. He will take us through many of the exercises he has developed to teach people to approach conflict from an inner state of calm alertness and compassionate power. He is a Board Member of Aiki Extensions, the international organization dedicated to encouraging aiki principles, building bridges of peaceful practice across divisions of martial affiliation, nationality, race, class, and gender, by valuing all forms of difference. More on Paul Sensei's contribution to the seminar may be found here

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Kayla Feder M.A., 6th dan, our generous host and Dojo Cho of Aikido of Berkeley, is also a Board Member of Aiki Extensions, holds an advanced degree in Holistic Health Education, and has helped hundreds of people around the world prepare to conflict with compassion since the 1970's.


Brandon WilliamsCraig Ph.D., 4th dan, is Dojo Cho of Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley, as well as being a practitioner of the process arts and creator of the Martial Nonviolence system. He too is on the Board of Directors of Aiki Extensions and is proud to be a part of AE's Peace Dojos International program. He will offer classes in counterpoint with Sensei Linden and Feder, teaching how aikido, improvisation, and group process facilitation are complimentary approaches to the same process of crafting conflict in order to build community and cultures of peace.


 

--- Schedule ---

Friday
6:30-8 Special class for the Aikido of Berkeley, Free Aiki Dojo, and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley community but open to all.

Saturday
9am-12pm aikido back and forth between Paul, Kayla, and Brandon
Lunch 12-1:30pm. Go out, bring food to share, some will be provided as well. Everyone takes care of themselves.
1:30pm-4:30pm process arts w aikido as a reference back and forth between Being In Movement and Martial Nonviolence
Pot luck dinner together to debrief, talk about what is to come, be social and musical and tell stories

Sunday
9am-12pm aikido back and forth between Paul, Kayla, and Brandon
Lunch 12-1:30pm. Go out, bring food to share, some will be provided as well. Everyone takes care of themselves.
1:30pm-3:30pm process arts w aikido as a reference back and forth between Being In Movement and Martial Nonviolence

3:30-5:00 aikido with Robert Frager Sensei, 7th Dan, followed by story-telling and Q&A.

After our closing we intend to head in open host dinner in a local restaurant (friends welcome).

 --- Cost ---

Everything Fri-Sun $150

Both mornings, both afternoons,
or either Full Day $75


One Class $20

(Aikido of Berkeley and Cal students please pay what you can and come no matter what)
Partial scholarships for volunteers and need-based sliding scale available.
Please inquire by emailing -> sensei at goldenbearsaikido dot com

Please pre-register here:

This is the pre-registration amount. At the door there will be an additional $5 charge for entry.

Registration is through our nonprofit partner Association Building Community, originally incorporated as "Beamish Process Arts" which is the name which will appear in the PayPal process and on your statement. Please print and bring your receipt with you for admission.


No one turned away for lack of funds, but we must raise money for the event to happen and make a difference.

Please pre-register!

Tax deductible donations welcome.

Sponsor a student to learn about peace-making.

Please spread the word!


 

Aikido in Education

University

 

Institute for Transpersonal Psychology - Professor Robert Frager Sensei

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Ideal Numbers
1750  Full payment students two days 10@175
1000  Full payment students one day 10@100
250    Partial scholarship volunteers 5@50
100ish    Free-will offering scholarship volunteers 5@20ish
$3100 Gross

Expenses from Gross
Paul's travel ($450), food ($120), lodging (deshi)
Supplies and gratis snacks ($100)
$2430 Net

Distribution of net
50% to Paul = $1200ish

20% to Kayla d.b.a. Aikido of Berkeley = $450ish

30% to ASUC/Golden Bears Aikido for Brandon = $700ish

 

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Hi Bob,
I have been asked to come out and do a seminar in Berkeley, which of course I will take great pleasure
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Behind the scenes To Do list

20101118 Final details approved and Frager invited by all three Sensei

Set-up advanced registration/poll and web registration

Agree that Paul will buy his own ticket and be reimbursed, or buy Paul's ticket

Arrange Paul's food and lodging

 

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