Aikido Seminar at Mattole Valley Aikido
May
24
to May 26

Aikido Seminar at Mattole Valley Aikido

Charles Colten Sensei (5th Dan) returns to the Mattole Valley for his annual summer seminar. This workshop is open to Aikidoists of all styles, affiliations, and abilities. Due to the remote nature of this extremely rural retreat, pre-registration is required. Contact Drew Barber Sensei at: drew@mattolesalmon.org

This seminar will focus on the concept of “Ma” (time, space, rhythm, interval, stillness, and silence) as it relates to kimusubi and the somatic dialogue between uke and nage.

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New Judges Training-Effective Conflict Management for Administrative Law Judges
Jun
6
3:00 PM15:00

New Judges Training-Effective Conflict Management for Administrative Law Judges

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As a member of the teaching faculty of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) in New York City, Charles Colten will be presenting “Conflict Management for Administrative Law Judges” as part of a New Judges Training program.

The workshop will include theory and practice of effective conflict management. based on somatic awareness, neuro-scientific research, and the martial arts.

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Inaugural Isshinkai Seminar at Naka Ima Aikido in Toronto, Canada
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Inaugural Isshinkai Seminar at Naka Ima Aikido in Toronto, Canada

Charles Colten Sensei (5th Dan) will be one of the guest instructors at the Inaugural Isshinkai Seminar in Toronto, Canada.

Isshinkai translates as one heart; one mind. This June Naka Ima is happy to open up its doors and mat to 5 instructors from across North America in a joint, open study and deep exploration of current aikido practice.

Participating Instructors:

Greg Angus Sensei - 6th dan. Toronto CAN
Glenn Leichman - 5th dan. Seattle WA
Charles Colten - 5th dan. New York NY
Dan Dease - 4th dan. Orlando FL
Brian Levy - 4th dan New Orleans LA

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Citywide Roundtable Restorative Approaches in New York City
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Citywide Roundtable Restorative Approaches in New York City

Charles Colten will participate in the 2nd Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches in New York City.

At the first Citywide Roundtables, Colten met with colleagues who are working across all areas of the city on Restorative Justice practices. His focus is on School Initiatives for Creative Conflict Resolution.

This event is sponsored by the Restorative Justice Initiative, The Brownsville Think Tank Matters, Man Up Inc, and The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution.

For more information about this event, register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/CTd05APxhZ06c4mLzyYYRg

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Aikido for Stress Management and Conflict Resolution with NYC Procedural Justice Coordinators
Dec
14
3:00 PM15:00

Aikido for Stress Management and Conflict Resolution with NYC Procedural Justice Coordinators

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Charles Colten and CIRCLE123, in collaboration with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) in New York City, will lead a workshop in Stress Management and Conflict Resolution for Procedural Justice Coordinators. Participants will learn and practice concrete, take-away exercises for real-world applications in professional and personal settings.

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Aikido and Conflict Resolution Workshop for New Judges Training at The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Workshop
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Aikido and Conflict Resolution Workshop for New Judges Training at The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Workshop

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Under the auspices of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution, Charles Colten will lead an interactive workshop as part of the New Judges Training for New York City's Administrative Law Judges. 

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International Day of Peace Aikido Demonstration
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

International Day of Peace Aikido Demonstration

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Aikido in the Schools will give an Aikido demonstration/workshop and Q & A session at the as part of the International Day of Peace activities at the United Nations International School in New York City. Participants of all ages from Junior School through High School students and faculty members will be in attendance.

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Aikido Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei at NOLA Aikido in New Orleans
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Aikido Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei at NOLA Aikido in New Orleans

Charles Colten will return to NOLA Aikido in New Orleans, LA to lead a seminar on the theme of The Healing properties of Aiki Age/Sage as expressed through Aikido principles and practices.

Aikidoists and other physical artists of all affiliations, styles, and abilities are most welcome to attend.

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Aikido Seminar at Mattole Valley Aikido with Charles Colten Sensei
Aug
7
to Aug 9

Aikido Seminar at Mattole Valley Aikido with Charles Colten Sensei

Charles Colten Sensei will give an Aikido Seminar at Mattole Valley Aikido in Petrolia, California. Aikidoka of all styles, affiliations and abilities are most welcome. This seminar is in a remote area, so if you want to attend, it is necessary to connect with and get information from the organizer and dojo cho of Mattole Valley Aikido; Drew Barber Sensei. 

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Aikido Summer Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Aikido Summer Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei

Charles Colten Sensei is overjoyed and honored to return to Monadnock Aikikai for a Summer Seminar (July 13-15, 2018). The theme of this seminar is “Freedom within and beyond the form”. Aikidoka of all styles, affiliations, and levels are most welcome to attend. For more information, contact the dojo directly http://monadnockaikikai.com/ma_contact.html

or 

Charles Colten at: charles@circle123.org

 

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Summer Leadership Training Institute at Cristo Rey-Dallas High School
Jul
9
to Jul 12

Summer Leadership Training Institute at Cristo Rey-Dallas High School

Aikido in the Schools and the Confluence Institute return for the 5th year to Cristo Rey-Dallas High School to deliver an intensive Social and Emotional Learning module. The module is provided for all incoming students and material is derived from Aikido, Tai Chi, Qi Qong, and Positive Psychology.

Students learn and practice skills to build awareness and control of body language, active listening, gratitude, grit, stress management, deliberate practice, memory-recall techniques and resilience.

In order to create a common language across the school culture, workshops also include sessions with the full faculty, staff, and parents of all students. 

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Aikido and Embodied Learning at Columbia University's Teachers College NeurodiversiTC Conference
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Aikido and Embodied Learning at Columbia University's Teachers College NeurodiversiTC Conference

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Charles Colten will present at Columbia University's Teachers College; sharing some Aikido principles and practices, as embodied learning specifically for students with a range of Neurologically-diverse aptitudes and challenges.

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Aikido Workshop with Charles Colten Sensei
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Aikido Workshop with Charles Colten Sensei

Join, connect, receive and respond...

This aikido workshop will focus on the creative potential that emerges from building and nurturing the state of mind, body, and spirit that leads to deeper connection and freedom in our abilities to respond rather than react.

Aikidoka of all styles, affiliations, and abilities are most welcome!

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Integrated SEL at Consolidated School
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Integrated SEL at Consolidated School

This Integrated SEL program engages students, faculty, and parents at Consolidated School with simple, practical applications derived from Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Embodied Mindfulness practices. Benefits include mental focus, self-regulation, social/communicative competence, optimal performance, sense of belonging and wellbeing, and joy.

Brief and effective techniques and strategies are introduced and practiced. The techniques are equally useful in classrooms, board rooms, and around the family dinner table.

By integrating and sharing the lessons with parents, faculty, administration, and students alike, everyone gets on the "same page" and, using a common vocabulary, can reinforce the material in and outside of the school setting.

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New Judges Training: Aikido, Stress Management, and Collaborative Conflict Resolution
Mar
19
to Mar 22

New Judges Training: Aikido, Stress Management, and Collaborative Conflict Resolution

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The Confluence Institute and Aikido in the Schools together with New York City's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), will provide workshops as part of the New Judge Training for Administrative Law Judges. 

Aikido principles and techniques are introduced and practiced to facilitate stress management, collaborative conflict resolution, and peak performance in optimizing efficiency, work flow, and team morale.

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Wellness Day Activities at Lincoln Park High School
Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

Wellness Day Activities at Lincoln Park High School

The Confluence Institute and Aikido in the Schools will share workshops with students at the Lincoln Park High School, a Public-Charter School in Newark New Jersey, as part of Wellness Day Activities on February 25, 2018.

Aikido, Tai Chi, Qi Qong, and Mindfulness activities will give students the opportunity to learn and practice techniques and strategies for stress management, mental focus, impulse control, self-regulation, and resilience.

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Professional Development
Feb
8
to Feb 15

Professional Development

Charles Colten will be engaged in intensive Professional Development in Stockholm, Sweden with his teacher, Endo Seishiro Shihan, and other high level colleagues and training partners. If you need to reach him, he will be checking email once daily during this time.

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Professional Development
Dec
3
to Dec 9

Professional Development

Charles Colten will be in an intensive professional development session with his primary teacher, Endo Seishiro Shihan in Grenada, Spain. If you need to reach him during this time, he will check email once per day and respond when he returns.

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Aikido Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei at Mondadnock Aikikai
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Aikido Seminar with Charles Colten Sensei at Mondadnock Aikikai

Musubi (moo-soo-bi) is roughly translated from Japanese as "tying the knot". Musubi, therefore, is the tying together of ki (energy) between individuals. Musubi emphasizes establishing strong connections between uke and nage. And Musubi sets the stage for receiving and transforming the technique in a powerful and harmonious manner. Soft high ukemi, reversals and safe falling are natural extensions of this practice. 
Charles is the Founder/Director/Chief Instructor at Aikido in the Schools (www.aikidointheschools.com). He trains and teaches in New York City, and travels regularly to train and teach in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

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