Principles Symbolized by Practicing the Techniques of Aikido

Dojo members are encouraged to notice how the following principles are embodied through the movement study of Aikido Techniques and day to day life experiences. All are also encouraged to read the following books for a deeper understanding of how these principles are taught through the practice of Aikido.

“The Principles of Aikido” by Mitsugi Saotome

”Aikido and the Harmony of Nature” by Mitsugi Saotome

“The Secrets of Aikido: The Hidden Teaching and Universal Truths of Aikido, as Taught by its Founder, Morihei Ueshiba” by John Stevens

Wisdom
Cooperation
Unity
Joy
Self-Knowledge
Self-Control Intuition
Harmony
Calm
Clarity
Concentration
Sincerity
Flexibility
Receptivity
Non-Competitive
Trust
Open-mindedness
Humility
Compassion
Restraint
Relaxation
Stability
Communication
Responsibility
Mercy
Peace:
Purification
Courage
Meditation
Perception
Sensitivity
Awareness
Modesty
Non-Attachment
Non-Desire
Universal Love
Preservation of Life

Acceptance of Death
Love of all Life
Courage