aikido

[ ahy-kee-doh; Japanese ahy-kee-daw ]
/ aɪˈki doʊ; Japanese ˈaɪ kiˌdɔ /

noun

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 + 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.

British Dictionary definitions for aikido

aikido
/ (ˈaɪkɪdəʊ) /

noun

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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