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Definition of the noun aikido

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noun - plural: - (uncountable) / aikidos (schools)

  1. a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
    • example: He had been a practitioner of Aikido for seven years.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: martial art = any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense

Alternative definition of the noun aikido


  1. [uncountable] A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
  2. [countable] A school of the martial art.

Specialised definition of the noun aikido

Glossary of sports

a martial art originating in Japan that involves throwing techniques that make use of an opponent's momentum to perform the throw and may also involve some strikes (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

(in Japanese ai = harmony, ki = mind and do = path) form of self defense which is a discipline of budo sport, but is not practiced as a combat sport. Aikido was developed toward the end of the 19th century by the Japanese Mori-hei Ujeschiba (* 1882, fl969) from the old Japanese martial art of Jujutsu and in accordance with the philosophy of Zen-Bhuddism. The essential characteristic of Aikido technique and tactic is the intentional and passive behaviour toward the opponent. The movement of the attacker is either interrupted or led on a extended circular path, where the defender makes skilled use of the centrifugal forces acting on the attacker for bringing him off-balance. To achieve this the defender makes circular and roll movements and applies hip, body and shoulder throws. Except for the throwing techniques all techniques end with an arm, hand or neck lock. Participants in Aikido wear a judo jacket and a wide black divided skirt which ensure freedom to move. The international organization is the International Aikido Federation (IAF; head office in Tokyo). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / martial arts

a martial art, based on older styles of ju-jitsu, created by Ueshiba Morihei in the 20th century. Japanese for "the way of harmony"


"Aikido" is a book by Kisshomaru Ueshiba, published on (30 years ago), published work.

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Google previewHow Aikido Can Change the World (2009)

by Michael Aloia

Aikido is the Way of Harmony. It is an opportunity to view the mindset of your adversary,

It is called Aikido, a Japanese martial art created by O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, during the 1940s. Aikido is the Way of Harmony. It is an opportunity to ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-mind Disciplines (1999)

by Nancy Allison

AlKIDO Aikido is a Japanese martial art. The word aikido means the path to the coordination of body, mind, and spirit. It is a defensive...

Google previewAikido - The Basics (2013)

Techniques - Principles - Concept by Bodo Roedel

“Internally“, Aikido is a method to be worked up by oneself. This includes, for example, exercising: • the concentration, • staying power, • the ability to assert oneself, • the ability to cooperate as well as... • ...self confidence The first perspective ...

Google previewThe Story Factor (2009)

Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling by Annette Simmons

Aikido is a good physical world metaphor. Aikido is a martial art dedicated first to never having to fight, and second, if a fight is necessary, to winning with the least effort possible. One way Aikido works is that you learn to use the momentum of ...

Google previewA Guide to Forensic Testimony (2002)

The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness by Fred Chris Smith, Rebecca Gurley Bace

Aikido is a martial art based on the philosophical concept of peace.

Google previewAikido Weapons Techniques (2012)

The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

Aikijujitsu evolved into aikido. Ken-jutsu and iai-jutsu evolved into iaido, kendo, and aiki-ken. Jo-jutsu evolved into aiki-jo. Aikido is a modern art in the ...

Google previewThe Way of Judo (2013)

A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students by John Stevens

The Shambhala Guide to Aikido Aikido is the “Art of Peace,” a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a selfdefense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying ...

Google previewEnlightenment through Aikido (2012)

by Kanshu Sunadomari

Aikido is a martial art, therefore naturally many people wanted to test the strength of the technique. Immature and...

Google previewPROGRESSIVE AIKIDO (2005)

The Essential Elements by Ueshiba/Moriteru

Aikido is a system derived from the martial traditions of Japan.

Google previewThe Practice of Freedom (2016)

Aikido Principles as a Spiritual Guide by Wendy Palmer

AIKIDO. Aikido is a Japanese martial art that was given its.

Google previewPurpose & Practice

by Denis Burke

The level 2 insight in Aikido is that this principle of leverage can be taken advantage of using extension of ...

Google previewBesieged (2017)

Stories from The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

Aikido is a discipline ideally suited to redirecting energy and using the opponent's momentum in your favor, and it includes a training set called taninzudori, in which one practices against multiple attackers.

Google previewCross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum (2012)

Eastern Thought, Educational Insights by Claudia Eppert, Hongyu Wang

Aikido is a qi practice that specifically aims at restoring peace to ourselves and to the world. As we may recall, the concern that has brought us to write this essay is, precisely, today's “violence-ridden world” of conflict and malaise. Our quest is ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

A Japanese martial art, the modern form of which was developed by M Uyeshiba; aikido is believed by its advocates to have healthenhancing effects; the aim of aikido is promote harmony and love on a universal basis; unlike many forms of ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Sports & Games - Sports & Games (2009)

aikido Defensive sport of Japanese origin that consists of neutralizing an armed or unarmed opponent by means of dodging, throwing and holding, using bare hands. jo Wooden stick about 4.2 ft long; it is used mainly for training. aikidoka ...

Google previewMartial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation by Thomas A. Green, Joseph R. Svinth

Kisshomaru abandoned the elite concept and transformed aikido into a “mass” martial art that anyone could practice. In addition, Ueshiba Kisshomaru was dedicated to spreading the postwar Japanese blend of peace and spiritual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Sport (1999)

From Ancient Times to the Present by David Levinson, Karen Christensen

are incorporated into aikido movements. Various schools of aikido exist, and the methods of training and spiritual teachings vary from school to ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

hired companion—geisha Japanese home floorcovering straw mattress— tatami Japanese hostelry—ryokan Japanese hostess—geisha Japanese island —Honshu Japanese loose robe—kimono Japanese martial art—aikido, karate, kendo, ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Other unarmed martial arts include aikido, jujitsu, and Thai boxing. Aikido and jujitsu are Japanese.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2015)

by John Grasso, Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

Aikido Air Sports American Football Aquatics Archery Athletics Automobile Badminton Baseball & Softball Basketball Basque Pelota Biathlon Billiards Sports Bobsleigh Bodybuilding Boules Sport Bowling Boxing Bridge Canoe Casting Cheer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

(Exhibition sports: Aikido, Boule Lyonnaise, ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

aikido (Jap.) A Japanese martial art which focusses on using the opponents' energy togaincontrol overthem.Itis not astatic art,but places greatemphasis on ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1K5I1D2O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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