How Beneficent Intention Can Help Eradicate Violence


Corky Quakenbush


In our current times, fear is abundant. Humans’ hardwired defense responses to the perceptions of threat are often involuntary and unconscious. But, our evolution in consciousness shows us that these often unwanted responses can be transcended by re-programming our neural circuitry to an equally natural response to help each other. The practice of Aikido is uniquely suited for this re-programming.
Aiki-Lab, a fun, interactive workshop with exercises that reveal our natural defenses while offering unique embodiment skills for confidence-building, improved communication, and transcendence of fear.
Join us, and learn how utilizing "beneficent intention" can help overcome natural fear responses and create a peaceful outcome even in the face of unexpected fear/violence. Real real-life examples such as an individual who stopped a school shooting before it occurred will be discussed. Utilizing 30+ years of study and Aikido principals as taught by Morihei Ueshiba, Sensei Quakenbush describes how peaceful communication practices and conflict resolution technologies like Aiki-Lab are imperative (both in daily life and globally) for human societies to survive, thrive, and evolve.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner