2013 Update


Aikido in the Schools

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to take a quick moment to bring you up to date on Aikido in the Schools’ activities from 2013. Basically, students are learning so much, which makes me extremely happy!!! They are focusing more deeply, sharpening their skills, and having fun while developing physically, mentally, and emotionally. Me too :-)

Mostly, Thank You All for your continued support of our programs and wish you a joyful holiday season, winter break, and time with loved ones.

This past year we continued with-

  1. School programs for over 500 urban youth with:

o    Courses integrated into Wellness/Physical Education classes

o    Before-school electives and After-School Programs

o    Mindfulness-based movement practices with Tai chi and Qi Qong

o    Individualized Interventions for Focus, Self-Regulation, Anger/Stress Management

o    Anti-bullying Programs

o    Aikido for Athletes

o    Summer Leadership Training

•    Professional Development programs for over 250 adults in:

o    Conflict Management for Judges (OATH) and Law Students (NYU)

o    Teacher Training (Brown University School of Education, NYSAIS)

o    Stress management and Collaborative Conflict Resolution for Teachers and School administrators (Cristo Rey-Brooklyn, Philosophy Day School)

  1.     Hosting two Master Teachers (Endo Shihan and Jan Nevelius Shihan)

  1.     Teaching Aikido Seminars and Workshops in the USA, Europe, and Latin America

And new this year, we created and delivered-

  1.     A comprehensive curriculum for the Aikido Ethiopia Project in Hawassa Ethiopia, serving 180 children

•    Teacher training programs for dozens of Children’s Aikido Instructors and Assistants from Sweden, Norway, Germany, England, Ireland, and the USA


If you want to get involved, have a program in your school or dojo, or enroll in an Instructor training workshop, click here to contact me

And if you would like to provide direct support for our youth programming, please

click here to make a tax-deductible donation , and be sure to specify “Aikido in the Schools” as the program to which you’d like to donate. Thanks so much !!!

with love and a deep bow of gratitude,

Charles Colten

Aikido in the Schools

Director/Chief Instructor