Aikido



a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one’s opponent.
Historical Examples

aikido, The Way of Harmony, teaches tranquility in the use of force, and compares it to the calm in the eye of a hurricane.
Sequential Problem Solving Fredric Lozo

noun
a Japanese system of self-defence employing similar principles to judo, but including blows from the hands and feet
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Japanese art of self-defense, 1936, literally “way of adapting the spirit,” from Japanese ai “together” + ki “spirit” + do “way, art,” from Chinese tao “way.”

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