is an ancient, international symbol of inner strength, harmony,
community, and peace. It symbolizes a commitment to personal growth
through body and mind balance, discipline, and practice. Enso comes
from the Japanese language and literally means an "open" circle.
Enso Center has been teaching martial arts and international arts for 25+ years!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization (EIN: 91-1918720).
We gladly accept tax deductible contributions.
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Jason Mix has been a professional
martial arts instructor for 25+ years
studying and teaching extensively in Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do,
Aikido and Tai Chi.
Susan Mix began teaching as the principal instructor of Body And Mind
Martial Arts in 1985, which later became Enso Center. She started her
martial arts training with her family, and continues the tradition to
Beverly Corwin has studied the art of Aikido in Japan and the US. She
began teaching in the Seattle Area, as a principal Aikido instructor at
Our mission is to promote awareness,
understanding, and harmony internally, interpersonally, culturally,
ecologically and ideologically.
Enso Center encourages the growth of strong
sustainable communities through the study of
martial arts,nature,languages, literacy,
communication, and fine arts.
Enso Center focuses on integrating internal
arts into daily practice and basic teaching curricula, building
positive discipline lifestyles, and providing practical learning
experiences. We aspire to balance body and mind through training and
development. We aim to hone mental and physical self-discipline, to
inspire personal development, to challenge creativity, to promote
academic excellence, and increase appreciation of civil society and
Enso Center developed as a non-profit, non-sectarian,
grassroots, educational organization dedicated to building strong,
sustainable communities by teaching peacekeeping skills through the
study of martial arts, nature, languages, technology, communication,
and literacy. We are committed to teaching the art of peace through
self-control, self-defense, compassion, respect for all, and conflict
resolution. We utilize pro-active, communicative approaches that
empower individuals and bind communities together.
Enso Center is committed to the support, promotion,
documentation, and teaching of living arts, and to the preservation of
their common, fundamental lifeline-the "living treasure" of direct
teacher to student transmission within a disciplined life. We believe
that in order to learn more about peace, nature, community, and the
world, one must study, practice, and manifest a commitment to them in
daily life. We build new bridges and cross disciplinary connections to
create an association of families, artists, students, and teachers
dedicated to healthy and safe communities-communities that value human
rights, community service, diversity, and pluralism.
Enso Center exists in the larger communities of nature and
human societies. We believe in the enhancement and enrichment of these
communities through recognizing mutual dependence, building greater
understanding, and encouraging meaningful and productive partnership.
Enso Center is devoted to teaching the principles of
compassion and peaceful resolution of conflict through artistic
disciplines. Our unique educational programs utilize cross-cultural
communication and conflict management strategies — emphasizing fun,
learning, creativity, and tolerance.
Enso Center extends to all students, regardless of race,
color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin,
the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or
made available to its students. We do not discriminate in the
administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs,
or other athletic or school administered programs.