Introduction to Aikido Principles and Philosophy

newsletter June, 2023
New School Aikido
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Introduction to Principles and Philosophy of Aikido

Dear Aikido enthusiasts,

We are excited to share with you the principles and philosophy of Aikido, a martial art that emphasizes non-violent conflict resolution and self-defense techniques. Developed in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido focuses on redirecting the attacker’s energy and using it against them, rather than meeting force with force.

At New School Aikido, we believe that Aikido is not just a physical practice, but a way of life. By embodying the principles of harmony, compassion, and mutual respect, we can cultivate a more peaceful and connected world.

One of the key tenets of Aikido is the concept of “blending” with the energy of the attacker, rather than opposing it. Through this practice, we learn to remain calm and centered even in the midst of conflict, and to respond with empathy and understanding rather than aggression.

Another fundamental principle of Aikido is the importance of “ki,” or life energy. By cultivating our ki through meditation, breathing exercises, and physical practice, we can enhance our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

We invite you to join us at New School Aikido to experience the transformative power of Aikido for yourself. Whether you are looking to improve your physical fitness, learn effective self-defense techniques, or deepen your understanding of Aikido philosophy, our experienced instructors are here to guide and support you.

As a special promotion, we are offering the first week of classes for free, and if you sign up for one month, you’ll get the second month free. We encourage you to share this offer with others in your life who could benefit from the practice of Aikido.

Thank you for your commitment to personal growth and community building, and we look forward to seeing you on the mat!


The New School Aikido team

New School Aikido
8807 Thornton Rd. Suite R3
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 462-8600