Using the power of Aikido to help veterans with Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [CRPTSD]


A Program to Help Veterans, Created by a Veteran
We need your help raising the funds needed to bring Aikido—the healing art of peace—to veterans suffering from Combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout the United States.
Money raised will help to bring the KNSA program to Aikido practitioners and others who work with veterans living with CRPTSD across the country. Funding will also allow the organization to further develop, train and support a nationwide program of autonomous, local groups capable of utilizing Aikido as a means to meet the special needs of veterans with CRPTSD.

For all of us, together, can achieve what only a few of us alone can dream. We thank you for your support!

Keganin No Senshi Aikido is a national program for veterans, developed by a veteran. The organization provides kinesthetic therapeutic activities specifically designed for victims of combat. The program is based on the art of Aikido as taught at two local veterans facilities and extensive research conducted for the book, Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Holistic Approach (Levellers Press, 2012), by KNSA founder, sensei, and veteran Tom Osborn of Holyoke. It is intended to be offered as an adjunct to, and in collaboration with, ongoing counseling programs. The KNSA training program provides initial training and the first level of certification in the KNSA approach, and demonstrates how to establish and maintain a successful Aikido program for veterans