Unidos Education uses short burst content residencies to model facilitation and processing techniques
Capoeira for Peacemakers
Capoeira is an African Brazilian martial art which combines music, movement and culture. It acts as a medium for the exploration of social and intellectual possibilities while developing confidence and improving physical fitness. Capoeira for Peacemakers uses the physically engaging tools of this cultural art to create an environment rife with opportunities to investigate new ways of defining community, conversing about conflict transformation and reflecting on the nature of relationships. Unidos Education promotes behavioral change by critically discussing attitudes on aggression, concepts on strength, self-control, empathy and respect.
...blending, centering and pre-empting (Saposnek, 1980) have a practical usage in mental health therapy. The concept of giving way (ju) to use the strength of your opponent is similar to concepts found in the writings of Erikson and others regarding methods of therapy (Gleser and Brown, 1988). One of the central goals of both psychotherapy and many martial arts is knowing oneself and the world around us. As Master Sun Tzu says, "know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril". These battles can be waged both inside and outside of ourselves.