Definition of aikido in English:

aikido

Line breaks: ai¦kido
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈkiːdəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements.
More example sentences
  • I have seen this in countless martial arts schools, in karate, aikido, judo, kung fu, etc.
  • The Judo practice uniform and belt system eventually spread to many of the other modern martial arts such as aikido and karate which adapted them for their purpose.
  • Most teachers think if they are teaching a martial art, such as karate, kung fu, aikido or judo, their students are learning self-defense.

Origin

1950s: from Japanese aikidō, literally 'way of adapting the spirit', from ai 'together, unify' + ki 'spirit' + 'way'.

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