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Jack Richford
(United States)
Aikido Experience: 
I have been doing Aikido for over 25 years. Began study in 1989 with student of Gakku Homma Sensei, Aikido Nippon Kan in Denver, Co., in Richmond, VA. Received Shodan rank under direction of Bill Witt, Shihan, Iwama Ryu. Training with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, Mitsugi Saotome, Shihan. Received Nidan rank in 2009.
Christian Vanhenten
(Belgium)
AikiCom(r) (for Aikido communication) is about reconnecting with ourselves and with others. With AikiCom we identified the essentials of Aikido as a non violent martial art and defined models to apply them in daily life, at home and at work.AikiCom is the way we choose to invest our energy to reconcile and restore harmony through better communication. In business it is the power of cooperation for optimal efficiencyIn private life it is a way for peaceful and loving relationships. It is about kindness and about martial-ness — because life is not so easy AikiCom is an embodied practice where words and our body in movement create new meaning and experience. Because no change can last if it is not embodied AikiCom has been created in 2008 after 10 years of experimentation AikiCom is all about Martial kindness
Approach: AikiCom
AikiCom(r) (for Aikido communication) is about reconnecting with ourselves and with others. With AikiCom we identified the essentials of Aikido as a non violent martial art and defined models to apply them in daily life, at home and at work. AikiCom is the way we choose to invest our energy to reconcile and restore harmony through better communication. In business it is the power of cooperation for optimal efficiencyIn private life it is a way for peaceful and loving relationships. It is about kindness and about martial-ness — because life is not so easy AikiCom is an embodied practice where words and our body in movement create new meaning and experience. Because no change can last if it is not embodied AikiCom has been created in 2008 after 10 years of experimentation AikiCom is all about Martial kindness
Aikido Experience: 
4th Dan Aikikai, teaching aikido in his dojo in Namur (Belgium)

Social Networks:
Twitter: laikicom
Facebook: aikicom
Facebook Page: aikicom

Mark Leitzel
(United States)
Mark is a Consultant and Trainer with 30 years experience in Transpersonal Psychology and Spiritual Direction. As a licensed psychotherapist he has worked with youth and families, and human service organizations in human development and leadership, effectively applying Aikido Principles and Practices in professional clinical settings as well as corporate teams. He is also Co-Dojo Cho / Chief Instructor at Two Rivers Aikido.";s:11:"aa_approach";s:32:"The Embodiment of Peace Matrix©";s:20:"approach_description";s:1278:"Developed by Two Rivers Consulting, P.C., Mark Leitzel, MA, LCPC, Leigh Schickendantz, MA, LCPC, The Embodiment of Peace Matrix© (EOP) is a framework, a method, and a guided process of psycho-social-spiritual development outlined through the elements of aikido kihon. It is integrated with what we call Foundations of Harmony or commonly understood as virtues, i.e. Honor, Integrity, Sincerity. EOP clarifies the relational and somatic interpersonal and transpersonal dynamics (within the self, with others, and in the world) of transforming conflict to harmony and finding a more and more persistent state of well-being even in the aftermath and collateral damages of trauma. In becoming leaders of ourselves first and then by example and practical direction, others, we may set a trajectory that expands peace. In this more stable servant leader role we are better and better equipped to navigate our circumstances and choices born out of suffering moving toward an intentional life of wholeness. For over 20 years, The Matrix has been tested and proven clinically effective "in the trenches" of social justice with at risk/at promise populations adolescent through adults and the teams within agencies, institutions, and corporate administrative structures that serve them.
Aikido Experience: 
First introduced to Aikido in 1969-70. Formal on the mat training began in 1992.
Lynda Heffernan
(Switzerland)
Jerry Green
(United States)
Retired Attorney Jerry A. Green graduated from University of California in Berkeley and attended Boalt Law School. He defended holistic health practitioners and pioneered role clarification and published and lectured on the healthcare contract. He is a special consultant to other attorneys on medical issues in malpractice cases and an advisor to CommonSpace Community Land Trust. He studied Somatics, Structural Integration and has trained in Aikido since 1980. Currently he chairs the NorCal Elder Council of The Mankind Project. Website: www.GreenerMediations.net
Jamie Zimron
(United States)
Hans de Win
(Netherlands)
Of course in aikido we are most related to the people we practise with. Therefore I am mainly related to the members of our aikido-club 'saam-aikido' where I teach two groups. The persons I see as my most important aikido-teachers are Kenjiro Yoshigasaki sensei and Corky Quakenbush sensei. The persons I relate to in Aplied Aikido are Christian Vanhenten, Paul Linden and Olivier Gourmet.
Website

Website: http://www.saam-leven.nl
https://www.saam-aikido.nl

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Linkedin: hansdewin
Greet De Baets
(Belgium)
Approach: aikido communication
Training and coaching in communication skills where a replace the communication theory by aikido exercises
Aikido Experience: 
Aikido, Iaido and Iaijutsu are my hobbies, my passion. I combine my passion with my profession, i.e. I use aikido to teach communication skills.
Website

Website: www.greettraining.be
www.aikidocommunication.eu

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Winfried Wagner (Germany)
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Quentin Cooke (United Kingdom)
Started in April 1984 and reached the rank of 7th dan. I am co- founder of Aikido for Daily Life, the editor and publisher of a collection ...
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Aikido Experience: 
Je pratique depuis 1977, 2eme dan en 1990 et brevet fédéral (enseignement) en 1995. J\'ai enseigné 15 ans durant (cours enfants, cours ad
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David Ellard (United Kingdom)
I provide wellness services to individuals, businesses and public sector organisations. This includes stress management workshops and embo...
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Aikido Experience: 
I hold a 4th degree black belt in Aikido which I continue to both train and teach. I’ve also studied number of other martial arts over th
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Chris Thorsen (United States)
Experienced Leadership Development & Executive Coach • Pioneer in the Use of Aikido [The Art of Peace] • Advised Policy Leaders from the Turkish and Greek Factions on the War Torn Island of Cyprus • Leader in Organizational Transformation for Fortune 100 Companies
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