Origin of aikidoJapanese aikidoo, literally , the art of matching (the opponent's) spirit from ai, a fitting ( from au, to fit, suit) + Sino-Japanese ki, spirit, soul + Sino-Japanese doo, way, art
a Japanese system of self-defense in which various holds and circular movements are used to exploit to one's own advantage an opponent's strength and weight
A Japanese art of self-defense that employs holds and locks and that uses the principles of nonresistance in order to debilitate the strength of the opponent.
Origin of aikidoJapanese aikidō ai meeting, matching verbal noun of au to meet, match ki spirit ( from Middle Chinese khi` ; see chi 2. ) dō art ( from Early Middle Chinese daw' )
(countable and uncountable, plural aikidos)
- (uncountable) A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
- (countable) A school of the martial art.
From Japanese 合気道 (aikidō あいきどう), from Middle Chinese 合 (hop "meet", "unite") + 氣 (kʰjɨ̀j "spirit", "breath") + 道 (dáu "way").
- In one episode, Seagal takes some time to teach his deputy team some Aikido techniques for real-world applications, like defending against or disarming a gun.
- As well as being a 7th Dan Black Belt in Aikido, he is well-versed in firearms and SWAT methods and will teach his knowledge to colleagues and rookie cops.
- After some time, Seagal moved to New Mexico to open an Aikido dojo with one of his students, Craig Dunn, who later became a movie stuntman.
- One of his first positions in life as an adult was Aikido teacher in Japan.
- After college, I went to Japan, and studied the soft martial art aikido.