About VAI


IMG_0453Verbal Aikido International is a federation of non-profit organisations that aim at developing, promoting and creating the means for all to practice Verbal Aikido. VAI is the first world initiative to federate practitioners, facilitators and instructors in a common goal to spread this innovative and peaceful form of conflict management. Since 2009 thousands have been initiated in our simple and fun-to-learn approach, which is accessible to all from 5 to 105 years old.

We understand that conflict will always exist. What the world needs is a healthy and productive means to manage the conflicts that arise. By learning to enhance listening skills, to recognize and step out of conflict, to act from a centered position and to nurture an intention of global harmony, the future of peaceful communication emerges from the Verbal Aikido training. Through our community of Verbal Dojos, learners find their path to inner-peace and blossoming relationships.

Verbal Aikido International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators capable of managing and transforming conflict to a positive outcome for all involved.

National Mission

We help create new clubs and support all clubs in their practice and development of the art of Verbal Aikido.

Club Mission

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop their intention of harmony and the personal leadership of their communication.

Verbal Aikido International Values

  • Dignity
  • Balance
  • Peace
  • Altruism
  • Illumination

Verbal Aikido International Envisioned Future

That Verbal Aikido becomes an internationally practiced activity, taught in schools and developed by its practitioners globally.