Written by Luc Leoni Sensei-AHAN Rio de Janeiro
As you know, Brazil has enormous problems with security and crime, and especially among the young, access to drugs, drug money, and organized crime has become a huge problem. One of the roles of CONSEG is to try to form a better connection between the police and local communities. What has been missing has been a network of social organizations with social activities focused on educating Brazil’s young people and creating a better sense of responsibility and civic awareness. Also the CONSEG is giving new directions to the police authorities, in showing better knowledge of conflict resolutions.
We feel that Aikido can help achieve some of these goals by adding solutions between conflicts.
Being part of the CONSEG gives the opportunity to be closer to our community in search social recognition and respect, and also to the authorities willing to find complementary directions to maintain social balance. We are proud to have the opportunity for AHAN to help serve our community by making a commitment in helping to reduce crime among the young.
We are at the beginning of the process. A lot of mentalities are to be change to accept each other and find better social harmony. We will keep you all posted of progress in setting up programs to help achieve these goals.