Jakob, you're just a bit backwards here. See there is a relationship between philosophy, principles and techniques but they cause each other in that order. Philosophy brings about the existence of ideas that are applicable to the real world. These applicable ideas/principles then give rise to a multitude of physical movements, the techniques.
When you derive philosophy from application of technique, your philosophy can be refined through practice, bringing you ever closer to harmony with nature. This method requires only perseverance.
If you attempt to go in the other direction, your "techniques" will only succeed in specific emotional states. 1 person in 100 will be lucky enough to understand martial arts through this method.
If you wish to learn more about this, attack your classmates, and observe their reactions. No theories. The proof is right in front of you.