Paul Linden (Ph.D.) is a somatic educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies and Aikido of Columbus in Ohio USA. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Physical Education, and is an authorized instructor of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido for forty-six years and holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido as well as a first degree black belt in Karate. His work involves the application of body and movement awareness education to such topics as stress management, conflict resolution, performance improvement, and trauma recovery.
Paul is a member of the International Facilitator Team for Male Survivor Weekends of Recovery and was recipient of the 2010 Howard Fradkin Award for Creative Survivor support. Paul is a founding member of Aiki Extensions and was for many years on the Board of Directors, and he is the originator (along with Bertram Wohak of Munich Germany) of the International Aiki Peace Week, during which Aikido schools around the world feature events in which Aikido as a peacemaking art is showcased.