AOSB Supports Black Lives Matter

Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, known as O'Sensei, proclaimed aikido to be a way to reconcile the world and to make it one family. All humans cannot be one family if a group is oppressed or prevented from the ability to thrive. 

This current movement endeavors to obtain justice in a world made unjust by systemic racism, at the same time building and nurturing a community in their restorative struggle. 

Aikido of South Brooklyn stands with those striving to reconcile this world. We stand in solidarity with people everywhere who protest police brutality and abuse, racism, inequality, and injustice. The practical address of power inequity and the peaceful resolution of conflict are the very matters that we are primarily engaged with in our practice. 

The “do” in our name means path, and we welcome all people interested in the path of peace.

Hate has no place here. Black Lives Matter.

To affirm our commitment to social justice, we are asking our community to help raise money for Black Lives Matter. AOSB will match all donations up to $500! That means your $25 contribution is worth $50. Our goal is donate at least $1,000 to BLM. Thanks in advance for your donation.

More information about Black Lives Matter Foundation: Our mission is to help survivors and families that have suffered from the loss of a relative or loved one as a result of an unjust or questionable police shooting, and use our unique and creative ideas to help bring the police and the community closer together to save lives.


  • Josh Paul 
    • $395 
    • 11 d
  • Stephanie Flores 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Caroline Bandigan 
    • $20 
    • 18 d
  • Donald Killinger 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Josh Paul 
Brooklyn, NY
Black Lives Matter Foundation 
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