Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. It is a synthesis of his training in Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the way of harmonious spirit”.
While every instructor focuses on specific areas of Aikido, the basic concept is the same. It is based on movement. Aikido techniques rely on understanding the relation between your partners’ movements and your own.
Today Aikido is found all over the world in various styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis.