aikido







aikido


noun

  1. a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one’s opponent.

noun

  1. a Japanese system of self-defence employing similar principles to judo, but including blows from the hands and feet
n.

Japanese art of self-defense, 1936, literally “way of adapting the spirit,” from Japanese ai “together” + ki “spirit” + do “way, art,” from Chinese tao “way.”

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