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aikido

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noun ai·ki·do \ˌī-ki-ˈdō, ī-ˈkē-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of aikido

  1. :  a Japanese art of self-defense employing locks and holds and utilizing the principle of nonresistance to cause an opponent's own momentum to work against him



Origin of aikido

Japanese aikidō, from ai- match, coordinate + ki breath, spirit + art, way


First Known Use: 1956

Rhymes with aikido



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