Dojos can participate by sponsoring one or more events. Click here to get started. Individuals can search the Events List for events in their area.
What kinds of activities can our dojo sponsor?
Your event(s) should demonstrate the value of aikido for peacemaking and violence prevention. For example:
Modify a class in your existing class schedule to emphasize peacemaking
Sponsor a half- or one-day workshop
Collaborate with neighboring dojos and/or community organizations
Host a weekend (or longer) bridge-type seminar
Hold an Open House for your dojo including a free trial class
Who decides if my event is accepted by IAPW?
Proposed events should align closely with the vision and mission of IAPW and should have an element of uniqueness to them. For instance, listing a regularly scheduled class (without modifying it to focus on aikido as a peace practice) is not in line with the concept of IAPW and the IAPW Committee likely would remove it from the list of events.
Who can organize an IAPW Event?
Ideally, an IAPW event is sponsored by an established dojo. However, motivated individuals without a home dojo might consider collaborating with a local school or community organization to host an event at their facility.
What is Aiki Extensions?
Aiki Extensions (AE) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the application of aiki principles in all aspects of life. AE is an independent nonprofit organization that is not aligned with any specific aikido tradition or lineage. Indeed, our Members represent many different countries around the world, and practice many different aikido styles.
Each year, AE sponsors programs and events, such as IAPW, in areas such as peacemaking, education, business, leadership, psychology, and arts. We also promote our Members’ initiatives and provide valuable resources to support their efforts.
How can Aiki Extensions help me plan my event?
Aiki Extensions is committed to supporting your events. Under the “Resources” link of this website, you will find a variety of materials that will help you brainstorm and plan your event. Simply registering your event through the IAPW website will help you promote it. AE also will promote IAPW in its monthly e-newsletter, Musubi (click here to join the mailing list). If you need additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
How do I become an AE Member?
AE Membership provides a number of benefits, including discounts on AE events and products, and access to restricted website content. Annual Membership for individuals or dojos is $50, or $75 for both. For more information, or to sign up, click here.
Can I donate to support IAPW and Aiki Extensions?
Aiki Extensions relies largely on donations from our Members and supporters around the world. You can donate to AE’s general fund, or target your contribution to any of a number of programs. Donations can be made through PayPal and are tax deductible for U.S. residents.
What if I still have questions?
If you have other questions or need additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.