The Art of Peace

With the recent union of the Anger Coach and the Martial Arts Community, I have come across a little booklet called “The Art of Peace” by Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido. Many of his teachings illustrate that anger management is actually mental martial arts. To start, he says: “In the Art of Peace we never attack. An attack is proof that one is out of control. Never run away from any kind of challenge, but do not try to suppress or control an opponent unnaturally. Let attackers come any way they like and then blend with them. Never chase after opponents. Redirect each attack and get firmly behind it.”