Aiki Extensions applies the principles and methods of aikido in several different domains. While the principles are constant, the way in which they are applied within a particular domain varies.
Aikido & Other Martial Arts
Aiki Extensions seeks to expand aikido opportunities for students of all backgrounds and abilities by promoting and supporting dojos and aikido programs throughout the world.
Peacemaking & Mediation
Aikido’s emphasis on remaining calm in the face of stress, establishing empathy for one’s so-called opponent, and resolving conflict without causing harm make it an ideal practice for learning the art of peacemaking.
Education & Youth Outreach
Education is at the heart of AE’s story, due in large part to the impressive scholarly background AE’s founder, Prof. Don Levine, and our members’ commitment to teaching and learning at all levels and in many settings.
Business & Leadership
Connect with your partner. Blend with their energy. Guide them to a mutually beneficial solution. Aikido has much in common with business and leadership.
Health & Therapy
In addition to the physical health benefits of regular aikido practice, aiki principles can help us find calm, balance, and focus in the midst of trauma and stress.
Arts & Expression
Art and expression draw on principles in common with aikido – centering, connection, spontaneous creativity – and both require years of focused dedication to master.
Veterans & Law Enforcement
Aikido’s effective yet non-destructive techniques and its focus on centering and mindfulness make it an ideal tool for law enforcement officers and an effective adjunct to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.