Definitions for aikidoaɪˈki doʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one's opponent.
Origin of aikido:
1960–65; < Japn aikidō=ai to coordinate +ki breath control +dō way (< MChin; see judo )
a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
A school of the martial art.