What does aikido mean?

Definitions for aikidoaɪˈki doʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aikido(noun)

    a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo


  1. aikido(Noun)

    A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.

  2. aikido(Noun)

    A school of the martial art.


  1. Aikido

    Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba'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 strength, as the aikidōka "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the Ōmoto-kyō religion. Ueshiba's early students' documents bear the term aiki-jūjutsu. Ueshiba's senior students have different approaches to aikido, depending partly 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 Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aikido in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aikido in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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