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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 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 previewEmbrace Tiger, Return to Mountain (2011)

The Essence of Tai Ji by Chungliang Al Huang

Aikido is an outgrowth of taiji, created by Morihei Uyeshiba less than a hundred years ago in japan. Aiki means the unity,

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 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 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 previewA Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Cultivating Love for All Beings in the Practice of Aikido (2008)

Aikido is a pure expression of that source. It is the original path to the...

Google previewPROGRESSIVE AIKIDO (2005)

The Essential Elements by Ueshiba/Moriteru

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

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 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 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 previewThe Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2002)

by Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore

agent provocateur • aikido 7 agent provocateur (ah-zhanh pro-vok-ah-TEUR) [ French: instigator] A paid undercover agent who abets activities directed against the state or against society, or one who incites people under suspicion to commit ...

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 previewStar Struck: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture (2010)

by Sam Riley

Dojos sprang up in strip malls and elsewhere across the nation, offering instruction in many Asian combat forms, the most popular of which include judo, jujitsu, karate, kung fu, aikido, tae kwon do, and tai chi. Speaking broken English ...

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, ...

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