[ ahy-kee-doh; Japanese ahy-kee-daw ]
/ aɪˈki doʊ; Japanese ˈaɪ kiˌdɔ /
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a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one's opponent.
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Origin of aikido
1960–65; <Japanese aikidō, equivalent to ai to coordinate + ki breath control + dō way (<Middle Chinese; see judo)
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Aikido, The Way of Harmony, teaches tranquility in the use of force, and compares it to the calm in the eye of a hurricane.Sequential Problem Solving|Fredric Lozo
British Dictionary definitions for aikido
/ (ˈaɪkɪdəʊ) /
a Japanese system of self-defence employing similar principles to judo, but including blows from the hands and feet
Word Origin for aikido
from Japanese, from ai to join, receive + ki spirit, force + do way
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