MNv Instructor Training Manual ITM

The Martial Nonviolence (MNv) Instructor Training Manual (ITM) includes the following articles:

  1. Introductory Theory and Expectations
  2. Preliminary Exercises
  3. Primary Exercises
  4. Elementary Exercises
  5. Secondary Exercises
  6. Undergraduate Exercises
  7. Graduate Exercises
  8. Advanced Exercises
  9. Stages, Testing, and Requirements
  10. Glossary of Terms
  11. Articles and Resources
  12. Debts of Gratitude

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This is an ongoing research project in support of the continuing development of the Martial Nonviolence method. It is also the Instructor Training Manual because that is what being an MNv instructor signifies: co-creative participation in the community developing this method orginated by Brandon Williamscraig and deployed as Peace Practices by Association Building Community.


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--Brandon WilliamsCraig.....2015-03-19 15:41:05 +0000

"Excuse me" side-steps

Physical and Verbal distinctions:

Front side-step = move front foot first either to the same or opposite side

Back side-step = move back foot first either to the same or opposite side

As usual, vocal inflection is paired with physical orientation:

Anterior (lifting inflection with forward move/irimi/entering)

Lateral (neutral inflection with movement to the side and turning out) or Medial (to the side and turning in)

Posterior (dropping inflection while withdrawing to the side)

Additional descriptors: use distal to indicate distance from speaker's intent while moving further or proximal to indicate sympathy while moving nearer

--Brandon WilliamsCraig.....2016-05-20 18:41:38 UTC

Wrong - Listening

First - Together

Fault - More

Balance: Where is the middle/neutral

  • Description
  • Request Clarification
  • Proposal
  • Request buy-in
--Brandon WilliamsCraig.....2016-06-01 00:32:20 UTC

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