International Aiki Peace Week 2011, September 19 - 24Defense without damage. Victory without violence. Conquest without casualty.
One Week of Free Aikido
In celebration of International Aiki Peace Week, we are organizing a week of aikido, free and open to the public. Beginners are welcome. Aikidoists as well as martial artists from all styles are especially invited.
Here are the Locations:
Austin Budokan (Monday & Wednesday)
1000 E. 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751
Aim and Focus Karate (Friday & Saturday)
8863 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 104
Austin, TX 78729
Here's the Schedule:
|Monday||Sept. 19||5:30 - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||Sept. 21||5:30 - 7:00pm|
|Friday||Sept. 23||7:00 - 9:00pm||*|
|Saturday||Sept. 24||11am - 4:00pm||**|
**Four Sessions, Lunch at 1pm.
- Austin Budokan
- Austin Iwama Aikido
- Still Point Aikido Center
- Peace Dojos International
- Austin's Aikido Community at Large
What's this all about?
The urge to violence is a natural, and sometimes necessary response to the inevitable presence of conflict in our lives. Nevertheless, the true calling of the warrior spirit is to build, preserve, and protect peace among all peoples. The methods of violence are, at best, temporary resorts to avoid more terrible outcomes; and at worst, the very thing a warrior should be battling against. Better methods mean less harm to all, and greater potential for building healthy societies and healthy relationships.
As surgeons seek to cut less, and as healers seek gentler medicines, we in Peace Dojos seek to refine the warrior arts for improved techniques which affirm life.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.