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AIKIDO
WEAPONS
ZAZEN 

TRANSFORMING CONFLICT

MAY 4, 2024 1-4 PM 
$75 
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Deep study of a martial art is not for everybody, but anybody can learn something about how to handle conflict with more grace by using aikido as a powerful metaphor.

 

Transforming Conflict is an embodied workshop that links aikido principles to the kinds of conflicts that we encounter every day--from passive aggressive emails from your boss to family disagreements, or getting your toddler dressed in the morning. Participants will learn concrete strategies for feeling more safe and relaxed in a conflict; aligning with the opponent; and moving from the strength that grows out of mutual understanding. As a like-minded community of folks who have a new set of ideas and tools, the group will be encouraged to stay connected, helpful, and accountable to one another after the workshop.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

 

Deborah Fisher is the Chief Instructor of Ithaca Aikikai. She has been a serious student of aikido for two decades, and has used her experience as a martial artist to work in multiple leadership and advising roles, most recently as the founding Executive Director of A Blade of Grass, and as an advisor to the family office of Shelley and Donald Rubin.

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119 S. Cayuga Street, Suite 302

Ithaca NY 14850

646-401-3858

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WHY TRAIN

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that is not competitive and functions as an embodied, highly skilled spiritual practice. 

Serious training in aikido is difficult and rewarding! It pushes you beyond who you think you are by developing a wide range of physical and emotional skills such as strength, openness, coordination, timing, perseverance, and discipline.

Aikido is for anybody who wants to challenge themselves. 

 

Ithaca Aikikai is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and challenges students of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and ability levels. 

About

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

DEBORAH FISHER
NIDAN, FUKUSHIDOIN

Deborah began studying aikido as a graduate student at UC San Diego in 2001. She was a student of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan at the New York Aikikai for more than a decade, and is currently a student of aikido, weapons, iaido, and zen under Ryugan Savoca Shihan at Brooklyn Aikikai. 

Deborah is a committed aikido practitioner who has studied at depth with multiple teachers. Her teaching style reflects this range of influences, and is focused on the precise, holistic curriculum developed by T.K. Chiba Shihan, as taught by Savoca Shihan. She is motivated by the way aikido can meet anybody where they are, and turn each individual toward an intentional community of practitioners. 

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Rose

I walked into my first aikido class without any idea of what to expect. A friend had asked me to come along to a free class. After one class, I was hooked and wanted to keep coming back to learn more. Deborah is a skilled instructor and practitioner creating a space that is conducive to learning, respectful, safe, and a lot of fun. I hope to have the continued privilege of training and growing with Ithaca Aikikiai. 

119 S. CAYUGA STREET, ITHACA NY
646-401-3858

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