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What Is Aikido?


What Is Aikido?

Aikido is a martial art that uses the attackers' energy and momentum against them.

Instead of meeting force with force, aikido usually blends with the attacker's momentum and then redirects it.

Aikido can be used to respond to the punches, strikes, and kicks used in boxing and karate.

Aikido can also be used to respond to the grips and grabs used in judo and wrestling.

The same aikido technique can often be used against many different types of attacks.

Aikido techniques often work against both open hand attacks and attacks with a weapon.

Aikido is often practiced against multiple attackers.

Ukemi, the art of falling, is an essential part of aikido.