About Aikido

 

About Aikido

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Aikido (合気道, aikidō) is a Japanese Martial Art developed by O Sensei, Ueshiba Morihei as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." O Sensei's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury

 

Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the Aikidōka (Aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws, joint locks and immobilisations

 

Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryu Aiki-jujutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to O Sensei's involvement with the Omoto-kyo religion. O Sensei's early student's documents bear the term Aiki-jūjutsu

 

Many of O Sensei's senior students have different approaches to Aikido, depending on when they studied with him. Today, Aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from O Sensei and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker

 

The word "Aikido" is formed of three Japanese Kanji Characters as follows:

合 - ai - joining, harmonizing

気 - ki - spirit, life energy

道 - dō - way, path

 

 

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