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What is a Peaceful Warrior?

We can describe a peaceful warrior in several ways: Someone who can stay peaceful in difficult situations Someone completely dedicated to their mission to make the world a better place some way Someone who is dedicated to realizing their personal potential...

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Ranges of Conflict: Tools for Situations

Conflict is part of life. People who avoid it may end up making bad decisions, and often make situations worse, such as when a difficult discussion, or standing up to someone is required. However, many avoid conflict because they are afraid of escalation....

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Safety in Peacemaker Academy Martial Arts Training

Martial arts must be approached with care and integrity in order to prevent injury. Training is rigorous and there is, by nature, contact involved. At Peacemaker Academy, Safety is a core competency. The culture of Peacemaker Academy is one of...

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Consciousness: The Real Lesson of Life

Some say the real purpose of life is the growth of consciousness in individuals. But what is consciousness? The word comes from the Latin word "conscius", meaning knowing inwardly. The Latin prefix "con" means "with" or "together", and a root "scire" which...

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Discovering Your Strength: The Key to Peace

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda Nothing promotes violence like fear. Strength gives you more options. For example, if you are afraid of being attacked, you are more likely to...

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Conflict Resolution: The Heart of the Peacemaker Way

“You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” Yoda Peaceful Warriors throughout history and fiction seek to reduce conflict and find the most peaceful...

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What is the Real Purpose of Martial Arts Training?

Every school has its own idea of what the purpose of training is. Some believe it is the passing on of a tradition. Some say it is winning competitions. Some say it is just getting in shape and having fun. For Peacemaker Academy, the real purpose is to...

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What is Wrong with MMA and Most Martial Arts Schools?

"With great power comes great responsibility" Ben Parker There was a time when most martial art traditions included at least a theme around values and ethics. Rarely was the value system deeply embedded in the teachings, but usually, at least there was a...

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How Children Benefit From Peacemaker Academy Training

Peacemaker Academy offers a unique curriculum that provides a deep and lasting positive effect on the lives of children who participate. Meditation improves focus, memory, and attention. It teaches children to observe their inner states and give thoughts...

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What would a real Jedi School be like?

The Jedi are one of the most famous versions of the Peaceful Warrior. Other examples of Peaceful Warriors can be found in every culture and and in movies and books throughout history and around the world. Obviously, lightsabers have not been invented yet...

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