Aikido was invented as an advancement of Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu at the beginning of the 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba who learned from Takeda Sokaku.
The term Aikido is translated either as „The way of harmony in interaction with energy“, „Way to harmony of strengths“ or „The way of harmony with the energy of the universe“.
In Aikido someone tries to derive his opponent’s strength and at the same time use this strength against his opponent. The so called Aikidoka tries thereby not to hurt the opponent but rather make him unable to move by using throwing and holding techniques.
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