Aikido is a Japanese martial art that was developed in the early 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba. It emphasizes redirecting an opponent's attack and using their energy against them, rather than meeting force with force. Aikido techniques often involve joint locks and throws to neutralize an attacker without causing them harm.
Aikido is considered a non-violent martial art, with a strong emphasis on harmony and peaceful conflict resolution. It is often practiced as a means of self-improvement and personal development, in addition to its practical applications in self-defense.
Aikido has gained popularity around the world, with practitioners in many countries. It is also recognized as a competitive sport, although competitions are typically focused on the demonstration of technique rather than the defeat of an opponent. In addition to its martial applications, Aikido is valued for its focus on character development, including compassion, patience, and humility.
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