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Getting Off the Line (part 2 of 4)

The first principle in virtually any Aikido Technique is to “Get Off of the Line”.  This refers to moving just enough to one side of the path of an attack so as to not be met with the full force of it.  But it is also important not to move too much; this would cause...

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What to Look for When Hiring a Mediator

Before hiring a mediator, it is helpful if all parties clearly understand the definition of mediation, the mediation process itself, and what can be expected from successful mediation. Armed with this information, all parties are now more likely to choose a mediator...

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The Way of Harmony – part 1 of 4

I’ve been a trained mediator longer than a lawyer (15 years) and began aikido more than 20 years ago.  I’ve seen for myself the connection between conflict resolution in a legal context (or any other aspect of life) and aikido, but I’m far from the first.  There have...

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