About

To build communities practicing and teaching peace as conflict done well

Martial Nonviolence was created by Brandon WilliamsCraig Ph.D., 5th dan, by integrating verbal techniques with traditional aikido responses to physical conflict. The language and movement is then practiced through improvisation and facilitation, in order to address both interpersonal and systemic/political conflict for positive culture change.

Along with Brandon Sensei's Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley, the Martial Nonviolence method and Peace Practices curricula have the support of Association Building Community (501c3), a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, are internationally funded, and are in use at both campuses of Pacific Rim International School (Montessori learning communities in Emeryville and San Mateo, CA), as well as The Renaissance International School and Beacon Day School in Oakland.

Funds donated here go to ABC and directly support the development of the Peace Practices curriculum in its growth from local to national and then international impact.

We believe:

1.  Peace is "Conflict Done Well".

Peace is what happens when conflict is done well over time.

2. Education for life is peace education.

The practice of peace can be learned and should be a part of every educational system.

3. Resilient communities are humane.

People practicing peace create profoundly humane and inclusive communities capable of dealing well with and outlasting adversity.

4. We must insist.

Cultures built of humane communities insist with martial intensity on a nonviolent world that works in service to all life.

Please also consider supporting Aiki Extensions (501c3), an international non-profit in service to martial artists extending arts of peace around the world.