I met Brandon WilliamsCraig sensei last year while visiting the Bay Area and despite only practising together on two occasions, I was immediately drawn to his candid style and his gentle but thorough approach to teaching. Six months later I moved to the Bay Area and returned for some much needed practice when I first heard Brandon talk about Peace Practices. After talking with Brandon about the program he had pioneered, I immediately knew I had to get involved and be a part of this new approach to teaching kids (and adults!) about conflict using the art of Aikido. Since then I’ve had the privilege of both assisting and leading classes at the Pacific Rim International School, San Mateo campus under the guidance of Brandon WilliamsCraig Sensei.