(uncountable) A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
Other Word Forms of Aikido
Origin of Aikido
Japanese aikidō ai meeting, matching verbal noun of au to meet, match ki spirit (from Middle Chinese khi` chi2) dō art (from Early Middle Chinese daw’)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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").
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