Peacemaker Academy is a unique learning experience. It combines state of the art Mixed Martial Arts, Conflict Resolution, and Meditation. Students learn the skills and confidence to protect themselves and others in a real and responsible way. The curriculum is designed to be physically and mentally challenging and engaging, rewarding, and practical.

Meditation and Trains of Thought

by Dr. Sam Schikowitz

When I think about meditation, I think about sitting in an airport or train station watching people go by. Or perhaps sitting on a hill or beach on a windy day and watching the clouds move across the sky. Except, they are not people in the station or clouds in the sky, they are choo-choo trains. Trains of thought.

I imagine thoughts, feelings and sensations as choo-choo trains. They travel in certain directions, can be long trains or short trains, they have different weights and speeds, and some are changing their speed. Normally, most people hop on and ride most of the trains that enter their brain. We compulsively think every thought. 

Practically, this means we behave in reactive and needy ways, and make compulsive and emotional decisions.

Meditation, Conflict Resolution, and Mixed Martial Arts

 

1. Peacemaker Academy teaches de-escalation, whether through conflict resolution (mediation techniques) or mastery of martial art techniques that minimize injury.

2. Peacemaker Academy uses meditation to help students enter a state of relaxed readiness, an alert peaceful state know as Alpha State, and accompanied by Alpha type Brainwaves. People who enter this state are able to accomplish more and handle difficult situations more easily than those who do not know how to enter this state.

3. Peacemaker Academy recognizes that in reality, martial arts are rarely useful, but the discipline, awareness, preparation, fitness, and camaraderie you also learn in class are practical every day.

4. Certainly, a school that produces the best skills would need to begin with the best techniques. For this reason, Peacemaker Academy draws from the best styles and bring together a teaching that is powerful, time-tested, and adaptive. No dogma is allowed, only what works.

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