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New offering from Aiki Extensions! Books by long-time AE member Paul Linden are now available to AE members through an affiliate program. AE will make a profit on every book bought through this program. Simply click on the book covers below to buy Paul's important works - and to help support AE!

FEELING AIKIDO:
Body Awareness Training as a Foundation for Aikido Practice

A practical manual showing how to use body and movement awareness exercises to enhance the effectiveness of Aikido defense techniques and deepen Aikido practice as a meditative and spiritual process. The book focuses on intentionality as the foundation for posture, coordination, balance, power, and love. The emphasis is on improving the defender’s mind/body functioning as well his/her ability to perceive and make use of attackers’ imbalances.
300 pages. $14 USD.

EMBODIED PEACEMAKING:
Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution

This book is based on the idea that social and international peace must be built on a foundation of personal peacefulness, which Embodied Peacemaking approaches as a body state. This in depth book on somatic practices for peacemaking shows how to work with breathing, posture, movement and intention to develop kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. By learning to maintain a peaceful body state, you will have a foundation for resolving conflicts in productive ways.
164 pages. $14 USD.

REACH OUT:
BODY AWARENESS TRAINING FOR PEACEMAKING

This book teaches five short, simple, practical lessons which show how to develop the body state of kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. This body state is the foundation for effective conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book could be used by Aikido instructors to teach public classes on embodied peacemaking, as well as to deepen regular Aikido instruction.
43 pages. A free download.

POWERS OF THE MIND: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America, by AE President Don Levine, was published in October 2006 by the University of Chicago Press. Among other things, the book represents the first call by a prominent academic figure to include some sort of bodymind training as an integral part of the liberal curiculum of the future.
For information on the book and how to benefit AE by acquiring it, see the flyer below.

Faggianelli, Ph.D., Patrick and Lukoff PhD., David, 2007. Aikido and Psychotherapy: A study of Psychotherapists who are Aikido Practitioners
Implications for utilizing Aikido practice in training psychotherapists are discussed.

Cooke, Quentin. 2007. "Aikido in Business."
How do the traditional principles of Aikido translate into the everyday practice of the workplace?

Frager, Bob. 2003. "Notes on the Five Elements."
A brief discussion of the Five Elements: ground, wind, water, fire, and void, or emptiness.

Gruber, Martin. 2002. "Form and Change: The Path of Drama Illustrated by Aikido and Other Forms of Bodywork."

Kotev, Stephen. 2001. "Aikido and Conflict Resolution: What's the Connection?"

Leicht, Bill. 2005. "Training in Physical Nonviolence for Peace Teams." From Peace Teams News, Volume 10, Issue 2.

Levenson, Martha. 2003. "Choosing Aikido: An Opportunity for Children with Asperger's Syndrome."

Levine, Donald N. 1984. "The Liberal Arts and the Martial Arts."

Levine, Donald N. 1990. "Martial Arts as A Resource for Liberal Education: The Case of Aikido."

Levine, Donald N. 1994. "Social Conflict, Aggression, and the Body in Euro-American and Asian Social Thought."

Levine, William. 2001. "Aikido and Creative Expression in Music.".

Linden, Paul. 1997. "Embodying Power and Love: a Somatic Method of Understanding Violence and Teaching Peace."

Linden, Paul. 1998. "Tools for Harmony."

Moon, Richard. 1997. Life in Three Easy Lessons: Aikido, Harmony, and the Business of Living.

Moon, Richard. 2000. Introduction to The Power of Extraordinary Listening.

O'Connell, John M. 2001. "Time Out for Peace: A Framework to Grow a Culture of Peace."

Palmer, Wendy. 2002. "An Outline of Conscious Embodiment Techniques."

Pashenz, Howard. n.d. "Martial Arts Need Not Be Violent."

Roland, Kevin. 2004. Powerpoint presentation on Aiki Extensions.

Russek, Leslie. n.d. "Aikido and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Sikora, David. 2004. "Aikido and Systemic Sculpture Work in Groups and Organizations."

Strozzi-Heckler, Richard. 2001. "Living in the Unspeakable."

Warner, Judith S. 1999. "What is Center?" From Chaos to Center: A Training Guide in the Art of Centering.

Young, Hugh. 2001. "Uke From Hell: Aikido and the Terrorism of 9/11/01."

Aikido: The Art of Peace and Peacemaking
by: Jamie Zimron     Date: July 07

Warriors of Light, Love, and Life
by: Winfried Wagner     Date: May 2007
Full German text of a lecture given at the AE German Conference in Schweinfurt, May 2007

Aikido for the 21st Century
by: Donald N. Levine     Date: July 7, 2007
Foreword to "Extending the Way," a collection of papers from the Fourth International Conference of Aiki Extensions, Inc.

THE AIKI WAY TO THERAPEUTIC AND CREATIVE HUMAN INTERACTION
by: Donald N. Levine     Date: July 7, 2007

Throw Versus Release
by: Beth Shibata     Date: November 2004
Using the martial term nage ("throw") leads to interpretations that violate the aiki spirit. Author Beth Shibata proposes that "release" is a term more consistent with the intention and ethos of aikido.

Winning Is Healing
by: Paul Linden     Date: 2002
Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors

IMPEACH THE CULTURE?
by: Donald N. Levine     Date: July 7, 2007
As a practicing martial artist, I know the worst thing to do in fighting an enemy is to create more enemies unnecessarily. So why did the US public heighten America's vulnerability by supporting an invasion of Iraq as an al Qaeda host when it was public knowledge that Saddam’s regime had opposed al Qaeda?

Quentin Cooke at UKAE-Aikido in Business
by: Quentin Cooke     Date: 4/15/2007
Since Aiki Extensions turned its attentions to the UK about 2 and half years ago, I have been a supporter, mainly because I have always felt that really it was how we practised off the mat that was more important than our activities on it. After all most of us only get to spend but a few short hours a week on the mat. Our practice just provides an excellent way of demonstrating the philosophy in a dramatic and powerful way. So when Aiki Extensions in the shape of Mark Walsh came a calling, it was great to know that I was not a lone voice in the wilderness.

 Flyer for POWERS OF THE MIND
by: Donald N. Levine     Date: Oct 2006

Training in Physical Nonviolence for Peace Teams
by: Bill Leicht     Date: Summer 05

International Zurich Seminar
by: James Wolff     Date: July 2005
A personal account of a seminar organised by Kurt Bartholet Sensei "Exploring relationships beyond culture, nationality and religion."

Notes on the Five Elements
by: Bob Frager     Date: n.d.
A brief discussion of the Five Elements: ground, wind, water, fire, and void, or emptiness.

Form and Change:
by: Martin Gruber     Date: 2002
The Path of Drama–Illustrated by Aikido and other forms of Bodywork

Aikido and Conflict Resolution: What's the Connection?
by: Steven Kotev     Date: unknown

Choosing Aikido: An Opportunity for Children with Asperger's Syndrome
by: Martha Levenson     Date: 2003

The Liberal Arts and the Martial Arts
by: Donald Levine     Date: 1984
Association of American Colleges, Liberal Education, vol 70, no.3 235-251.

Martial Arts as A Resource for Liberal Education: The Case of Aikido
by: Donald Levine     Date: 1990
Japanese Martial Arts and American Sports: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Means to Personal Growth. eds. M. Kiyota & H. Kinoshita (Tokyo: Nihon University), 173-87, 1990
An extension of ideas from The Liberal Arts and the Martial Arts by the same author, this paper suggests that in certain respects budo training appears incompatible with the objectives of the kind of liberal education suited for modern democratic societies.

Social Conflict, Aggression, and the Body in Euro-American and Asian Soc
by: Donald Levine     Date: 1994
International Journal of Group Tensions, vol. 24, no. 3: 205-17.

Aikido and Creative Expression
by: William Levine     Date: Mar. 01
A revised version of the paper Presented at 3rd International Conference of Aiki Extensions, Tamalpais, CA, March 23-25. Music as a form of creative expression is similar to Aikido’s strong influence on creative development and expression. The embodied wisdom and awareness gained from the practice of Aikido flows naturally, almost inevitably, into artistic process.

Embodying Power and Love:
by: Paul Linden     Date: 1997
a Somatic Method of Understanding Violence and Teaching Peace

Tools for Harmony
by: Paul Linden     Date: 1998
see Aiki Extensions Newsletters.

Life in Three Easy Lessons: Aikido, Harmony, and the Business of Living
by: Richard Moon     Date: 1997
Nicasio, Cal.: Zanshin Press.

Introduction to The Power of Extraordinary Listening.
by: Richard Moon     Date: 2000
Nicasio, Cal.: Zanshin Press.

The power of Extraordinary Listening
by: Richard Moon     Date: 2000
Nicasio, Cal.: Zanshin Press.

Aikido and the Power of Harmony in the Transformation of Egbert
by: Richard Moon     Date: 2002

Time Out for Peace: A Framework to Grow a Culture of Peace
by: John O'Connell     Date: 2001
The Peace Project.

An Outline of Conscious Embodiment Techniques
by: Wendy Palmer     Date: 2002

AE Powerpoint Introduction
by: Kevin Roland     Date: May. 04
Presentation on Aiki Extensions work to Justice Police Staff, Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

Aikido and Systemic Sculpture Work in Groups and Organizations.
by: David Sikora     Date: May. 04
Presented at 13th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 9-19.

Living in the Unspeakable
by: Richard Strozzi-Heckler     Date: unknown
The events of September 11 have irrevocably changed our lives and placed us in a time of personal and national trial. Everyday we hear from another pundit rushing to the internet announcing their particular angle. Public commentators infantilize us with their pseudo-therapeutic bromides of grief management, confidence-building, and emotional healing. Yes, let’s restore ourselves in communities, but let’s not be absurd together, and let’s not have others treat us as if we’re stupid. see Aiki Extensions Newsletters.

What is Center?
by: Judy Warner     Date: unknown
From Chaos to Center: A Training Guide in the Art of Centering.Aikiworks Pubs.
Center is a state of being. You are centered when you are moving on purpose, without irritation or frustration. You are centered when you are open to discovery, no matter what the circumstances, when you are willing to learn and to change based on what you learn.

Hypnosis, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Aikido.
by: Windle, Rod.     Date: 1992.
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 34, 4 April.

Uke From Hell: Aikido and the Terrorism of 9/11/01
by: Hugh Young     Date: 2001
Aiki Extensions News List Discussion Piece.

 

 

 

 

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