towards war and victory.
Aikidoka(inside the warrior)-trained
to choose and always obligated to take the path of higher ethics
and for the good of all for peace
The sun/Red background-to pay homage to
its origins from Japan, also represent war and conflict all around
The blue field/ground-the strong foundation
and center that makes the warrior adapt to new situations, withstand
all odds; is his commitment to peace and humanity
Kenneth Lee Materum
*Description/ Interpretation: Stella Fuentes
What is Warriors
for Peace is a non-governmental organization composed of individuals
and groups who believe that Aikido can make a difference in the way people
approach conflict. We are a group of practitioners and non-practitioners
of Aikido who truly believe and think that there is a way a person can
be reached and assisted in dealing and working with conflict in a positive
and constructive manner.
do we do?
for Peace develops and executes programs that address the education, practice
and network with other groups and individuals interested in exploring
alternative and innovative ways of conflict education and peace work.
With careful study and planning, Warriors for Peace Pilipinas drafts proposals
of viable projects that will benefit the local or concerned areas in terms
of educating for aikido and conflict analysis and management, which, in
turn, can spread awareness towards a more adept community in dealing with
This awareness is brought about by different methods in teaching and integrating
aikido and its unique properties in addressing how individuals react to,
respond to, work with and handle problems that might have otherwise negative
We develop projects and manpower to pilot these projects until they are
self sufficient and able to function on their own.
fully understand the nature of Aikido, one must study its history and
main principles. In a very short overview, Aikido means “the way
of harmonizing with the universal energy”. Morihei Ueshiba developed
a martial art which was based from a brutal Japanese art called Budo or
Bushido (the way of the samurai). In 1942 the term Aikido was established
and thus the art of peace was born.
are several principles and virtues taught by Aikido.
° Humility and Gratitude
° Respect for others
° Empathy, Harmony and Cooperation
we consider the other person’s well being, as well as our own, there
is always room for starting over, maintaining communication, respect,
and hopefully, the realization that we want to work with them to come
to a mutually satisfying relationship.
Our Mission/Vision and Goals are:
Conflict affected communities have the capacity and temperament for creative
intervention to empower political structures for changing the nature of
The Warriors for Peace propagate the Japanese martial art AIKIDO as a
vehicle for understanding and transforming conflict.
It works with communities to develop its capacities to approach conflict
It mentors aikidokas to further the Aikido approach in conflict transformation
It advocates changes in the political and combative systems and structures
towards nonviolent means
To involve the target sectors in physical activities that will lead to
moral and social upliftment.
To organize an educational thrust towards more peaceful means by tapping
schools and academies for conflict prevention strategies.
To use aikido as a method to open the minds of participants in specific
sectors that handle peace and order towards more constructive and creative
conflict management and crisis intervention.
To re-orient communities and individuals towards a transformative and
reconciliatory frame of mind.
who is committed to develop a productive peaceful society, willing to
learn from and educate others, has an understanding of Aikido and will
work towards the same goals and vision mission is a good candidate.