Definition of aikido in English:
A Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements.
- 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.
1950s: from Japanese aikidō, literally 'way of adapting the spirit', from ai 'together, unify' + ki 'spirit' + dō 'way'.