Definition of aikido
: 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
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The block’s second- and third-floor spaces are occupied by residential tenants, law offices, an aikido dojo, an artist and a violin maker.
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Origin and Etymology of aikido
Japanese aikidō, from ai- match, coordinate + ki breath, spirit + dō art, way
First Known Use: 1954See Words from the same year
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