aikidi

aikido

[ahy-kee-doh; Japanese ahy-kee-daw]
noun
a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one's opponent.

Origin:
1960–65; < Japanese aikidō, equivalent to ai to coordinate + ki breath control + way (< Middle Chinese; see judo)

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aikido (ˈaɪkɪdəʊ)
 
n
a Japanese system of self-defence employing similar principles to judo, but including blows from the hands and feet
 
[from Japanese, from ai to join, receive + ki spirit, force + do way]

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aikido
1936, Japanese art of self-defense, lit. "way of adapting the spirit," from Japanese ai "together" + ki "spirit" + do "way, art," from Chinese tao "way."
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