International Aiki Peace Week (IAPW) is a weeklong, international celebration of the Art of Peace. IAPW encourages and supports dojos that sponsor events in their community spotlighting the peacemaking capacity of aikido.

O Sensei’s vision was that aikido would become a way to reconcile the world and to bring humanity together. Given the level of conflict around the world today, it is clear how urgently we need to share that vision with the world. Help celebrate and promote aikido’s emphasis on peacemaking by participating in International Aiki Peace Week (IAPW), an international event showcasing “the art of peace.” Collectively, we will bring greater public awareness to aikido while also enhancing our role in our own local communities.

For O Sensei, making the world a more peaceful place was the true purpose of his art. He said: “Those who think deeply about aikido feel that they must participate in the establishment of a universal system of truth

and justice. It is our duty to serve as messengers and guides for world peace and universal brotherhood.”

IAPW provides an opportunity to increase public awareness of aikido as a joyful practice of reconciliation, compassion, and nonviolence. This celebration transcends the divisions of different schools, styles, and organizations, and our collective action gives each of our efforts far more impact than they would have in isolation.

Join dozens of other dojos in countries around the world by sponsoring at least one special event between September 15 and September 21 (the United Nations’ Day of Peace) that focuses on aikido’s emphasis on peacemaking.

Thanks to IAPW, we raised money for the Macmillan Cancer Center.

Richard SmallAikijo Bideford, Devon UK

Bertram Wohak and Paul Linden envisioned a worldwide celebration of aikido that became IAPW.


Bertram & Paul’s Vision

Almost a decade ago, Bertram Wohak and Paul Linden envisioned a worldwide celebration of The Art of Peace. Help maintain progress toward that vision by supporting International Aiki Peace Week.


Earth Day All Ages Aikido 2.0 Tai Sai Seminar

Learn to work through conflict while staying in balance with your children, co-workers, and complete strangers. Aikido 2.0 begins with traditional movement and incorporates language and thought explicitly, on the mat, as soon as the basic movements are clear.


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