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ai•ki•do  (ī kēdō; Japn. īkē dô′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint, and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one's opponent.
  • Middle Chinese; see judo)
  • Japanese aikidō, equivalent. to ai to coordinate + ki breath control + way (
  • 1960–65


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

aikido /ˈaɪkɪdəʊ/ n
  1. a Japanese system of self-defence employing similar principles to judo, but including blows from the hands and feet
Etymology: from Japanese, from ai to join, receive + ki spirit, force + do way



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