Aikido meaning

īkē-dō, ī-kēdō
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.
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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.
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(uncountable) A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
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(countable) A school of the martial art.
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Origin of aikido

  • Japanese aikidō ai meeting, matching verbal noun of au to meet, match ki spirit (from Middle Chinese khi` chi2) 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").

    From Wiktionary