Martial Arts

Aikido Association of America
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
Aiki Extensions
Aikikai Foundation
International Aikido Federation
Living Aikido Life Film (free)
Therapeutic Aikido
Keganin No Senshi Aikido– PTSD
Book- Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Holistic Approach

Gracie University
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Nova Uniao
Therapeutic Jiu-jitsu
We Defy Foundation– Veterans
book-Transforming Trauma with Jiu-Jitsu

Move United
Special Olympics
Team USA
US Judo Association

Move United
Special Olympics
Team USA
World Karate Federation

Move United
Special Needs Taekwondo International
Special Olympics
Team USA
World Taekwondo Federation

Adaptive Tai Chi International
American Tai Chi & Qigong Association
International Wushu Foundation
USA Wushu Kungfu Federation
Wudang Taoist Wellness Academy – learn Tai Chi


Kung Fu

Qigong for Health

Tai Chi/Taiji “Grand Ultimate Fist”

Water Style



Bradford, M., & Leberman, S. (2019). BeWeDō®: A dynamic approach to leadership development for co-creation. Leadership, 15(1), 58–80.

Friedman, H. L. (2016). Using Aikido and Transpersonal Psychology Concepts as Tools for Reconciling Conflict: Focus on Aikido and Related Martial Arts, Such as Hapkido. NeuroQuantology, 14(2), 213–225.

Kimmel, M., & Rogler, C. R. (2018). Affordances in Interaction: The Case of Aikido. Ecological Psychology, 30(3), 195–223.

Kimmel, M., & Rogler, C. R. (2019). The anatomy of antagonistic coregulation: Emergent coordination, path dependency, and the interplay of biomechanic parameters in Aikido. Human Movement Science, 63(December 2017), 231–253.

Lukoff, D., & Strozzi-Heckler, R. (2017). Aikido: A martial art with mindfulness, somatic, relational, and spiritual benefits for veterans. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4(2), 81–91.

Weiss, T. C., Dickstein, B. D., Hansel, J. E., Schumm, J. A., & Chard, K. M. (2017). Aikido as an Augment to Residential Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment. Military Psychology, 29(6), 615–622.


Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Sorensen, C. (2016). The Effect of Karate Techniques Training on Communication Deficit of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 978–986.

Chateau-Degat, M.-L. (2010). Effect of adapted karate training on quality of life and body balance in 50-year-old men. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 143.

Conant, K. D., Morgan, A. K., Muzykewicz, D., Clark, D. C., & Thiele, E. A. (2008). A karate program for improving self-concept and quality of life in childhood epilepsy: Results of a pilot study. Epilepsy & Behavior, 12(1), 61–65.

Jansen, P., & Dahmen-Zimmer, K. (2012). Effects of Cognitive, Motor, and Karate Training on Cognitive Functioning and Emotional Well-Being of Elderly People. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(FEB), 1–7.

Jansen, P., Dahmen-Zimmer, K., Kudielka, B. M., & Schulz, A. (2017). Effects of Karate Training Versus Mindfulness Training on Emotional Well-Being and Cognitive Performance in Later Life. Research on Aging, 39(10), 1118–1144.

Manzaneque, J. M., Vera, F. M., Carranque, G. A., Rodríguez-Peña, F. M., Navajas, F., & Blanca, M. J. (2018). Immunological Modulation in Long-Term Karate Practitioners. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–6.

Palermo, M. T., & Forno, G. D. (2015). Behaviors and Karate– do : The Way of Crime Prevention A Pilot Study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(6), 654–660.

Palermo, M. T., & Greydanus, D. E. (2011). Social cognition, executive dysfunction and neuro-behavioral karate: Alternative medicine or psychomotor treatment? International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 4(3), 213–220.

Rao, S. (2008). ‘Oos sensei! Oos sempai! ’: a karate school and lessons on inclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12(3), 281–299.

Vera, F. M., Manzaneque, J. M., Carranque, G. A., Rodríguez-Peña, F. M., Sánchez-Montes, S., & Blanca, M. J. (2018). Endocrine Modulation in Long-Term Karate Practitioners. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–6.

Witte, K., Kropf, S., Darius, S., Emmermacher, P., & Böckelmann, I. (2016). Comparing the effectiveness of karate and fitness training on cognitive functioning in older adults—A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(4), 484–490.

Martial Arts

Gubbels, J., van der Stouwe, T., Spruit, A., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2016). Martial arts participation and externalizing behavior in juveniles: A meta-analytic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 28, 73–81.

Harwood, A., Lavidor, M., & Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Reducing aggression with martial arts: A meta-analysis of child and youth studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34, 96–101.

Vertonghen, J., & Theeboom, M. (2010). The social-psychological outcomes of martial arts practice among youth: A review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 9, pp. 528–537.

Zivin, G., Hassan, N. R., DePaula, G. F., Monti, D. A., Harlan, C., Hossain, K., & Patterson, K. (2001). An effective approach to violence prevention: Traditional martial arts in middle school. Adolescence, 36(143), 443–459.


Carter, K., & Horvat, M. (2016). Effect of Taekwondo Training on Lower Body Strength and Balance in Young Adults with Down Syndrome. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(2), 165–172.

Douris, P. C., Elokda, A. S., Handrakis, J. P., Principal, S., Rondo, E., Bovell, J., … Zimmerman, T. (2009). Martial Art Training Enhances the Glutathione Antioxidant System in Middle-Aged Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(5), 1518–1523.

Douris, P. C., Ingenito, T., Piccirillo, B., Herbst, M., Petrizzo, J., Cherian, V., … Jung, M. K. (2013). Martial arts training attenuates arterial stiffness in middle aged adults. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, 4(3), 201–207.

Fong, S. S. M., Chung, J. W. Y., Chow, L. P. Y., Ma, A. W. W., & Tsang, W. W. N. (2013). Differential effect of Taekwondo training on knee muscle strength and reactive and static balance control in children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(5), 1446–1455.

Fong, S. S. M., Liu, K. P. Y., Fong, D. Y. T., Yuen, L., & Guo, X. (2017). Adapted taekwondo training for skeletal development and motor proficiency in prepubertal children with developmental coordination disorder: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 390, S31.

Fong, S. S. M., Tsang, W. W. N., & Ng, G. Y. F. (2012). Taekwondo training improves sensory organization and balance control in children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(1), 85–95.

Jung, H. C., & Song, J. K. (2018). Decreased abdominal fat and improved bone metabolism after taekwondo training in obese adolescents. Kinesiology, 50(1), 79–88.

Kim, Y. J., Cha, E. J., Kim, S. M., Kang, K. D., & Han, D. H. (2015). The Effects of Taekwondo Training on Brain Connectivity and Body Intelligence. Psychiatry Investigation, 12(3), 335.

Kim, Y., Todd, T., Fujii, T., Lim, J.-C., Vrongistinos, K., & Jung, T. (2016). Effects of Taekwondo intervention on balance in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 12(4), 314–319.

Lakes, K. D., Bryars, T., Sirisinahal, S., Salim, N., Arastoo, S., Emmerson, N., … Kang, C. J. (2013). The Healthy for Life Taekwondo pilot study: A preliminary evaluation of effects on executive function and BMI, feasibility, and acceptability. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 6(3), 181–188.

Ma, A. W. W., Fong, S. S. M., Guo, X., Liu, K. P. Y., Fong, D. Y. T., Bae, Y.-H., … Tsang, W. W. N. (2018). Adapted Taekwondo Training for Prepubertal Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 10330.

Movahedi, A., Bahrami, F., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (2013). Improvement in social dysfunction of children with autism spectrum disorder following long term Kata techniques training. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(9), 1054–1061.

Pons van Dijk, G., Huijts, M., & Lodder, J. (2013). Cognition Improvement in Taekwondo Novices Over 40. Results from the SEKWONDO Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5(NOV), 1–5.

van Dijk, G. P., Lenssen, A. F., Leffers, P., Kingma, H., & Lodder, J. (2013). Taekwondo Training Improves Balance in Volunteers Over 40. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5(MAR), 1–6.

Tai Chi

Burschka, J. M., Keune, P. M., Oy, U. H., Oschmann, P., & Kuhn, P. (2014). Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression. BMC Neurology, 14(1), 165.

Liu, X., Clark, J., Siskind, D., Williams, G. M., Byrne, G., Yang, J. L., & Doi, S. A. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(4), 516–534.

Manor, B., Lough, M., Gagnon, M. M., Cupples, A., Wayne, P. M., & Lipsitz, L. A. (2014). Functional Benefits of Tai Chi Training in Senior Housing Facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), 1484–1489.

Niles, B. L., Mori, D. L., Polizzi, C. P., Pless Kaiser, A., Ledoux, A. M., & Wang, C. (2016). Feasibility, qualitative findings and satisfaction of a brief Tai Chi mind–body programme for veterans with post-traumatic stress symptoms. BMJ Open, 6(11), e012464.

Qi, Y., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Xie, H., Shen, X., Niu, W., & Wang, Y. (2018). The effect of wheelchair Tai Chi on balance control and quality of life among survivors of spinal cord injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 33(1239), 7–11.

Solloway, M. R., Taylor, S. L., Shekelle, P. G., Miake-Lye, I. M., Beroes, J. M., Shanman, R. M., & Hempel, S. (2016). An evidence map of the effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes. Systematic Reviews, 5(1), 126.

Tong, Y., Chai, L., Lei, S., Liu, M., & Yang, L. (2018). Effects of Tai Chi on Self-Efficacy: A Systematic Review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–21.

Wang, C., Bannuru, R., Ramel, J., Kupelnick, B., Scott, T., & Schmid, C. H. (2010). Tai Chi on psychological well-being: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10(1), 23.

Wayne, P. M., Walsh, J. N., Taylor-Piliae, R. E., Wells, R. E., Papp, K. V., Donovan, N. J., & Yeh, G. Y. (2014). Effect of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(1), 25–39.

Zou, L., Wang, H., Xiao, Z., Fang, Q., Zhang, M., Li, T., … Liu, Y. (2017). Tai chi for health benefits in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0170212.