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The Renaissance School - Peace Practices staff training 20120223 video 02

This is the second video in my introduction to Peace Practices, which takes my Martial Nonviolence method and puts it into a curriculum for a specific organization, in this case The Renaissance School, a particularly well regarded Montessori community in Oakland, California. Martial Nonviolence, or MNv, begins with aikido movement and themes, which lead to non-destructive self-defense in physical conflict, and then takes the student through theater improvisation techniques, so that they are more comfortable with non-violent verbal interactions while under pressure and can deal with bullying and other forms of hostility. More advanced practitioners are invited to learn the third phase, which involves facilitating groups such that responsible citizenship is possible, which is to say that everybody involved gets what they need and a chance at what they really want.

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