“Your guide to new ways of accelerating your progress in Aikido”

The “Zone Theory of Aikido” is affordably priced at $47. The 25 lessons included address important training issues encountered by all practitioners and provide clear explanations of useful solutions applicable to all styles of aikido. It makes good sense to order now and get started immediately with an examination of your personal practice in light of the lessons contained in “Zone Theory of Aikido” course.

Hi, I’m Stanley Pranin here to tell you about my online video course, the “Zone Theory of Aikido”.

To tell the truth, Aikido has been my life. I can’t think of a better discipline to train well-rounded, fit people with excellent self-defense skills.

That being said, I believe we still have a long way to go to develop more refined teaching methodologies to accelerate students’ advancement in the art.

What do I mean? Well, I travel frequently in Aikido circles and train with practitioners of many different styles. I’ve found similar training patterns regardless of the approach to Aikido. I consider one of the biggest hurdles to improving one’s skills is the almost universal tendency to resort to physical strength in attempting to make techniques work.

When aikido practitioners get stuck, they tense up and try to force their way through the technique. I see this everywhere I go. For many years, I experienced the same thing in my own training. Only in the last few years, have I been able to discover ways of using the body as a unified structure when applying techniques. What a difference this has made!

This has been a liberating discovery that has allowed me to totally rethink my way of approaching the execution of techniques. My techniques work now, consistently, even against training partners of superior strength. This has never happened before!

In the “Zone Theory of Aikido” video course consisting of 25 lessons, I’m going to walk you through this innovative approach to doing aikido. I will show you ways of using your body more efficiently. I will explain the importance of positioning, balance-breaking… how to use atemi, kiai, and O-Sensei’s hitoemi stance to give you a tremendous advantage in practice. I look forward to sharing this whole new world of training principles and strategies with you.


1. 25 hi-res course modules presenting Stanley Pranin’s innovative “Zone Theory of Aikido”

This online video course contains 25 carefully planned lessons detailing the “Zone Theory of Aikido”, a theoretical and practical framework that embodies important principles often overlooked in today’s training. You learn what your main task is at the moment of physical contact and discover the most advantageous positions from which to apply techniques. In time, your aikido techniques will become easy to execute and effective even against powerful opponents.

2. Learn how to make your techniques work without using physical strength!

We all recognize that aikido is supposed to be the martial art of harmony and therefore seeks to minimize conflict in the application of techniques. Aikido’s techniques are said to work for women, seniors, and those of smaller stature. The obvious implication is that aikido techniques do not require physical strength. Has that been your experience? Do practitioners in your dojo use soft, blending movements to make techniques work? Personally, I have found the use of physical strength to be widespread, even among those who have practiced for decades. Is the concept of soft, effective technique merely a myth? I say that it is real and present my case in the “Zone Theory of Aikido”.

3. Discover Morihei Ueshiba’s technical secrets and how you can leverage them in your aikido

Wherever Aikido is practiced a photo of its Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, can be found. O-Sensei — as he is called — is often mentioned when speaking of the art. But how many people can describe his technical theories in specific terms? Although the Founder never published a technical volume in the modern sense of the term, his legacy does include two privately-published manuals, and several thousand technical photos. Is it possible to make any sense of this legacy material? Are there any technical principles that can be gleaned from these documents that are applicable to aikido practice today? I think this is definitely the case and provide several examples in the lessons of the “Zone Theory of Aikido”.

4. Leverage the concepts of spatiality and positioning that determine the most advantageous position to be in to execute a successful aikido technique.

While applying techniques, aikido practitioners often focus on how to manipulate joints or throw down an opponent. Many forget the all important fact that you need to be properly positioned first before a technique can become effective. From which angles does the attacker have the advantage? Where are the attacker’s weak spots? This subject is of utmost importance in the “Zone Theory of Aikido” and is discussed at length with many examples shown.

5. How you can turn the odds in your favor even when your opponent seizes the initiative

It is not possible to dominate an aggressor in every conceivable instance. In some cases, the attacker may succeed in seizing the initiative and gain a tactical advantage. What are some possible strategies that can be adopted to avoid the attack and then regain the initiative? It turns out that if one understands the concepts of positioning and tactical tools such as atemi and kiai it is possible to regain the initiative from the attacker and take control of the situation. You will learn specific methods for accomplishing this through a number of scenarios presented in the course.

6. Unlimited online access to course modules and the option to download lessons to your computing device

The “Zone Theory of Aikido”of aikido is offered in the form of 25 video lessons that can be viewed through the online interface or downloaded individually to your computing device for viewing on the go. You will have permanent access to the entire course from any computing device. Each of the lessons is subtitled in English to ensure that each point discussed is thoroughly understood.


Does it ever happen that your techniques simply don’t work against a strong opponent? It may be that there is something wrong with the way you apply a technique. But another possibility is simply that you are not standing in the right place!

Think about it… Do you pay attention to when and where you move to be in the best position to make your techniques work?

Few of us do… And when your technique doesn’t work, what do you then resort to? Most practitioners will automatically fall back on physical strength in an effort to muscle their way through the technique.

Stanley Pranin’s “Zone Theory of Aikido” will walk you through concrete steps that you can take to make sure your aikido techniques are consistently effective without having to rely on physical force.



Offer available through Monday, June 1st!

Study online or download to the computing device of your choice all of the “Zone Theory of Aikido” course lessons. You will have the opportunity to digest each of the 25 lessons at your own pace, thereby realizing a tremendous improvement in the application of your aikido techniques. Imagine being able to consistently perform effective techniques on any opponent, large or small, the way aikido was designed to function according to the Founder Morihei Ueshiba’s vision.

This is your opportunity to gain access to Stanley Pranin’s “Zone Theory of Aikido” course and reach a new level in your aikido at the affordable price of $47.

After you place your order you will be re-directed to the page where you can log in to access the content of the “Zone Theory of Aikido” course. In addition, complete instructions will be sent to you by email together with an acknowledgement of your purchase.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me by email or telephone +1-702-448-6962.

So don’t wait, click here to order now.

Yours in Aiki,

Stanley Pranin


  1. What do you mean by “leverage”. You clearly don’t mean the same thing as the leverage I learned about in physics lessons. You use the word as a verb, and say “leverage the concept”. That doesn’t make any sense to me. Can you explain, please?

    • verb (used with object), leveraged, leveraging.
      to use (a quality or advantage) to obtain a desired effect or result:
      She was able to leverage her travel experience and her gift for languages to get a job as a translator.

  2. Would this be suitable for beginners ? Or would it just confuse ? Be been practicing aikido for a few months, after taijichuan.

    • My personal belief is that I am identifying many of the core principles of aikido. In this regard, I believe beginners would benefit.

Speak Your Mind