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The martial art style of Aikido was developed around the ultimate goal of peaceful resolutions rather than defeat. The word Aikido means “the Way of Harmony with Universal Energy”
- “Ai” – join or harmony
- “Ki” – spirit or universal energy
- “Do” – the Way
Aikido allows a person to redirect an attacker’s energy and turn it back on them. This Japanese discipline teaches self-defense through throwing, joint locks, and using the effects of your physical momentum to ensure you come out on top of a particular situation. In fact, Aikido is an interesting discipline to learn because it takes very little strength to drop someone twice your size or bigger!
During Aikido training, the “Sensei” often uses Japanese words and commands. To help with these words and meanings, Innovative Martial Arts Academy put together a study guide to review before your first class.
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