Aikido is often translated as "the way of harmonious spirit." Readers will learn to defend themselves but also to not cause injury to their attacker. Colorful photographs and step-by-step diagrams help readers gain a base knowledge of this form of Japanese martial arts.
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AIKIDO AIKIDO aikido is called aikido safely Aikido techniques Aikidoka attacker attacker’s back foot bend your arm body Breath throw bring your hands chest Deep breathing double wrist grab elbow enter or leave Extended arms floor foot forward forward roll front foot hakama Hokkaido Hold your arm Ikkyo Irime Iwama Japanese kanji Keep your feet knee and push Knee-walking learn aikido leave the dojo leave the mat left end left foot left to right Lift line from top martial arts means harmony Morihei Ueshiba move muscles Nage opponent opponent’s Paint a line partner pivot pleated practice aikido punch push your hands Put your right right end right foot right hand Safe Place samurai self-defense sensei shoulder Sit in seiza Slide your front stance Stand in hanmi Standing roll stretches strike student symbols tenkan Tokyo try to bend unbendable arm Websites word aikido