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patrons

$834
per month
ABOUT US
For 44 years, Aikido Journal has been an authoritative champion of the martial art of aikido. Founded in 1974 by Stanley Pranin as Aiki News, Aikido Journal has created and published the world’s most extensive collection of aikido media and research. We've also produced landmark events for the aikido community. After Stanley Pranin's passing in 2017, the journal was reborn. We’ve built a team and developed a content-creation pipeline to restore and republish old articles and research, as well as feature new stories.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have an enormous responsibility to preserve and disseminate the research and storytelling produced by the journal over the last 44 years. We also have new stories to tell that inspire, inform, and connect those who follow the path of Budo. 

This major undertaking requires resources. We need production staff, tools, and operating funds to produce new content and restore and republish content from our vast archive. We'll use patron funds to create new articles, podcasts, and videos, as well as restore and republish important work from the Aikido Journal archives. 
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
As an Aikido Journal Supporter, you'll receive our eternal gratitude for supporting our efforts. We thank you!
Access to our patron-only feed
$4 or more per month 29 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos and updates about upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Early Access
$8 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Get early access to new articles and podcasts
  • Includes all rewards from the $4 tier
Influencer
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
  • As key supporters, we'll involve you in brainstorming about ideas for new stories 
  • Includes all rewards from the lower tiers
Super-Patron
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Early / exclusive access to special events and products
  • Free Aikido Journal TV account (our entire video collection on-demand)
  • Preview and beta-test new courses for Aikido Journal Academy
  • Includes all rewards for lower tiers
Goals
74 of 100 patrons
Unlock the Archives: Release 100 Articles

Aikido Journal has a vast collection of articles and interviews, many of which have been behind the paywall of the old Aikido Journal Members site. All of these articles need to be cleaned up and restored before they are republished. They contain broken links, missing images, and ads for products that no longer exist. 

We've already restored and republished many articles but it's a very resource-intensive project. With 100 Patrons, we will use patron funding to restore and republish an additional 100 articles from our archives onto our publicly accessible website. 
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ABOUT US
For 44 years, Aikido Journal has been an authoritative champion of the martial art of aikido. Founded in 1974 by Stanley Pranin as Aiki News, Aikido Journal has created and published the world’s most extensive collection of aikido media and research. We've also produced landmark events for the aikido community. After Stanley Pranin's passing in 2017, the journal was reborn. We’ve built a team and developed a content-creation pipeline to restore and republish old articles and research, as well as feature new stories.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have an enormous responsibility to preserve and disseminate the research and storytelling produced by the journal over the last 44 years. We also have new stories to tell that inspire, inform, and connect those who follow the path of Budo. 

This major undertaking requires resources. We need production staff, tools, and operating funds to produce new content and restore and republish content from our vast archive. We'll use patron funds to create new articles, podcasts, and videos, as well as restore and republish important work from the Aikido Journal archives. 

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
As an Aikido Journal Supporter, you'll receive our eternal gratitude for supporting our efforts. We thank you!
Access to our patron-only feed
$4 or more per month 29 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos and updates about upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Early Access
$8 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Get early access to new articles and podcasts
  • Includes all rewards from the $4 tier
Influencer
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
  • As key supporters, we'll involve you in brainstorming about ideas for new stories 
  • Includes all rewards from the lower tiers
Super-Patron
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Early / exclusive access to special events and products
  • Free Aikido Journal TV account (our entire video collection on-demand)
  • Preview and beta-test new courses for Aikido Journal Academy
  • Includes all rewards for lower tiers