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Joe Bowen
02-22-2007, 03:16 AM
Here is a guy trying to make a difference in his community through his Aikido...Inspiring. My hat's off to you Mr. Bueno...

Jose Bueno — Brazilian 4th dan; children's aikido specialist who runs projects in the slums of São Paulo. Video:


02-22-2007, 03:57 AM
One of my students has been helping Bueno Sensei in Brazil and we are histing a fundraiser with him this weekend.
If you want to see more details go to: www.renshinkan.co.uk

02-22-2007, 07:37 AM
That is fantastic. The best way to curb violence in the future is to help the young see its futility.

02-22-2007, 08:34 AM
The Dream really is coming true.


Mike Hamer
02-23-2007, 03:13 AM
I bet O Sensei is laughing now! In a good happy way of course.

Thats really cool that that guy is trying to use aikido to help out a community.

Nick P.
02-23-2007, 06:28 AM
<stands, applauds, tips hat>
Bravo. Inspiring.

02-23-2007, 09:17 AM
I really hope it is a good thing...in Brazil youth crime is very big. Teaching how to fight to kids of worst areas of town might be an error if not carefully done.
Hopefully he knows what he is doing and if so it is a wonderful thing.

02-23-2007, 10:49 AM
I can't visualize "Aikido gangs" wandering the streets doing evil. I think if a kid wants to fight or do harm, he'll manage to find a weapon and a way in some other fashion. Hopefully, some of the philosophical, spiritual and moral ethics of Aikido will wear off on these kids and spread. Can't see anything but positive potential. Good luck to them.

Ron Tisdale
02-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Hmm, I think what he meant was kids thinking that aikido would protect them from armed thugs. And finding out the hard way...not so much...


02-23-2007, 12:08 PM
I dunno, Ron... Go back and read Gianluigi's second line...

Ron Tisdale
02-23-2007, 01:10 PM
you could be right...

Course, either way you read it, could be something of a concern I guess...

Neil Mick
02-23-2007, 01:36 PM
I can't visualize "Aikido gangs" wandering the streets doing evil.

Me neither. I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with Jose Bueno Sensei on several occasions. He stresses teaching aikido as an alternative to joining a gang.

His work compliments mine. I teach aikido to at-risk kids as part of an "AikiCorps," established by Aiki-Extensions, inc.

And yes, the Dream really is coming true. :cool:

02-23-2007, 01:46 PM
Wonderful! I think it can only benefit those kids.


Lyle Bogin
02-24-2007, 11:27 AM
That was dope.

02-26-2007, 02:49 AM
Just to keep people up to date

we had a fantastic weekend with the AE guys and managed to raise £700 (about $1,300) for thier various projects in Brazil, Ethiopia and the Middle East thanks to all who attended,

special thanks Shihans Jones & Ezra, Senseis Levine, Linden, Bueno & Bartholet as well as the organising committee.

Aran Bright
02-26-2007, 02:57 AM
I quite proud to say that two of my friends have moved from Australia to Brazill to help Bueno sensei and his dojo with the program. They are having a fantastic time and have a blog detailing there journey if anyone is interested.